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Game of Thrones Goes 8-Bit in Free Platformer

| 11 Sep 2013 10:55

Spanish artist Abel Alves has produced a Game of Thrones platformer that lets players jump and fight their way through the lands of Westeros.

When we think of the bloody, treacherous and lusty world of Game of Thrones, the first thing that naturally come to mind is sidescroller platforming. Okay, maybe that's not the first thing, but when you really think about it the two wouldn't be a terrible fit. The books and show both take their audiences to diverse locations, confront their protagonists with varied challenges, and even provide said heroes ("heroes" said with many finger quotes) with unique skill sets.

Obviously seeing the same potential that we do, indie developer Abel Alves has produced a platformer that transforms the aforementioned characters into chibi-style sprites running around pixelated versions of Westeros and the lands across the narrow sea. A trailer for the game seems to show off levels based on the adventures of Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen. A seconds-long sequence at the trailer's end would also suggest that you can play as, or at least meet, another character of a slightly more evil alignment, as well.

Alves' Game of Thrones platformer is free-to-play, which should hopefully keep the cease-and-desist hounds at bay for awhile. We haven't had a chance to try it ourselves just yet, but it looks like a fun little romp. That said, we wouldn't mind some outside opinions on its quality, so feel free to give it a play and let us know what you think. Is Abel Alves' Game of Thrones game worthy of the Iron Throne or is it better suited for the headsman's block?

Source: Game of Thrones 8-Bit

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