Good news for Game of Thrones fans who can't wait until 2019 to see just how the eighth and final season of HBO's mega-hit series will wrap up.
The pay cable network has partnered with game publisher Devolver Digital and Nerial to create Reigns: Game of Thrones, a mobile swipe-heavy strategy game adapted from George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy saga that gives players the chance to rule over Westeros and the Iron Throne in the guise of their favorite character.
Want to know what it feels like guarding the Wall? Play Jon Snow and find out (you'll likely discover 'you know nothing'). Wonder how a Lannister always pays his debts? There's Tyrion or Cersei Lannister. Other characters for the choosing include Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Varys, The Hound, Gendry, and the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen.
Reigns: Game of Thrones, which is coming to Android/iOS and PC this October, follows the old choose your own adventure model. By providing a slew of roads to go down with a simple swipe to the right or left, gamers will have loads of fun navigating the tortuous relationships between the hostile Houses of the Seven Kingdoms as they attempt to consolidate their power.
Mysteries abound, teased all the more by Melissandre's visions in the flames, which suggest a multitude of scenarios, some of which aren't featured in the Emmy-winning TV drama or Martin's books for that matter.
Those include Cersei rebuilding the Great Sept of Baelor or, even more intriguing, Sansa marrying Jamie Lannister, who somehow must have taken leave of the Kingsguard. Choose the wrong path and you may wind up in a tavern brawl or confronted by an assassin or, worse, a White Walker or burned at the stake.
Reigns: Game of Thrones retails for $3.99 and is currently available for pre-order. So get ready, Winter is coming.