Since Season 4 ended last month and the new one isn’t coming to the small screen until next year, you’re probably scouring through the Interwebs for something to fill that Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your heart. Well, look no further than your Android phone as the award-winning game based on the TV series has finally made its way into the mobile world with Game of Thrones Ascent.
If you’ve always dreamt of being a part of any of the great houses of Westeros - Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Tyrell, or Greyjoy - well now is your chance to swear fealty to one of them (or more, if you become a traitor and switch allegiance later on) at least virtually. There are over 2,500 quests and adventures that you can go on in this strategy RPG as you try to make your way to the top, maybe even the Iron Throne itself.
The game is set before the events of the first season, before the mysterious death of Jon Arryn, the King’s Hand. You can choose your back story, whether you want to be a hedge knight looking for fortune or a fosterling trying to find your place in this kingdom. Once you get enough power and gold, you can hire an army of sellswords to help you on your adventures and build up your keep with supplies and weapons.
There’s also a social aspect to the game as you can compete with other players around the world. You can challenge your friends who are also playing once you log in to your respective Google+ accounts. And when Season 5 starts next year, the game will also be updated with content relating to each new episode. So until winter comes again next year, better gear up for more battles for the throne.
Download Game of Thrones Ascent from the Google Play Store.