Remember this amazing College Humor animated short that imagined what Game of Thrones would be like as an 8-bit RPG? Luckily for the world, programmer and hard-core GOT fan Abel Alves must have watched that video and thought, “I can do that!” because he’s created his very own playable version, which you can download right now.
Featuring awesomest-characters-ever Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and Davos Seaworth (oh… and Jon Snow) as playable, Game of Thrones: The 8-bit Game takes you all over Westeros and the Dothraki Sea as you play through George R. R. Martin’s famous series. Built in three months using Arcade Games Studio, Alves worked with pixel artist Carl Olsson, and scored the game with Floating Point’s excellent covers.
“I’ve tried to make some videogames before, but I was not very happy with the result,” Alves, a 31-year-old engineer and comic artist based in Uruguay, told Wired. “This time, I spent more time and effort thinking about reaching a larger public. I knew I had to use a franchise that is known, and Game of Thrones has a universe very easily adaptable to a platform game: Mythical creatures, great heroes, terrible battles. So the decision was easy.”
Head over to Alves’s website to download the game for free! And possibly also to e-mail him about including Drogon as a playable character in the inevitable sequel.
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