The “Game of Thrones” 8-Bit Game

A freeware adventure featuring all of your favorite (soon to be dead) characters!

Comic book artist Abel Alves has cobbled together an impressive series of video game levels he’s calling The Game of Thrones 8-Bit Game. Inspired by George R.R. Martin‘s books and the HBO show (obviously), the game features a series of levels based on theGoT characters. Gamers will get the chance to play as fan favorites from the show – Jon Snow, Jaime Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen. Plus, each character comes equipped with different powers (Jon Snow shoots dire wolf missiles!), strengths, and weaknesses.  

A bit more graphically impressive than old-school NES titles, 8-Bit still contains the same murderously frustrating kind of platforming and fighting that those games were known for. And it’s actually a little bit more satisfying than the disappointing (and official)Game of Thrones role-playing game. It’s free to download, so why not give it a shot? It’s the closest you’ll come to your Thrones fix until the series comes back for season 4 in 2014, or Martin publishes his next book…in 2045, or so. 

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