The game is afoot … or it will be, next spring.
At this year’s Gamescon (Europe’s biggest game conference), the games developer and publisher Yoozoo Games announced that they have joined forces with HBO, Warner Brothers and Interactive Entertainment to develop an officially licensed Game of Thrones browser game.
According to BusinessWire.com, the game will take place in Westeros and begin shortly after the death of Eddard Stark. Players will “take on the role of an ambitious Westeros[i] lord” determined to bring peace to the continent … albeit most likely through battle. Players will get to create their own House, manage their territory, design their own castle, train an army, travel through Westeros history, team up with friends or else engage in player vs. player battles and (perhaps most wish-fulfillingly of all) interact with Game of Thrones characters and try to recruit them to their cause.
“Game of Thrones Winter is Coming is the embodiment of our globalization strategy: we pursue the world’s top resources and partners and keep high-quality standards for the development and publishing of games,” said Liu Wangqin, the Vice President of Yoozoo and head of GTarcade. “Yoozoo values the culture and reputation of Game of Thrones. Through in-depth research and industry-leading technology we aim to bring fans of the series a game that will live up to their expectations.”
A worldwide pre-registration event is currently open for Game of Thrones Winter is Coming where players can gain access to rewards upon the game’s release in the spring of 2019.
Are you excited for Game of Thrones Winter is Coming? And if you were to create your own House for your character, what would your House Words and sigil be? Tell us below.