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Game of Thrones Goes Retro-Old-School-Platform-Style

The first person to make any kind of comment about the impending arrival of the cold season will be sent to Joffrey and used as a target practice dummy.

News by Jaz Rignall, .

When it comes to head-rolling, arm-stump-waving, family-stabbing, fleet-of-ships-exploding, pot-of-boiling-gold-on-the-noggin action, Game of Thrones has got you covered. It's one of the most entertaining TV shows in years. However, the same can't be said for the sad, shambling mess of a game that was rushed out to cash in on the show's huge appeal at the end of last year.

But wait! Here's a Game of Thrones game that looks fun. Created by Abel Alves. a Spanish comic artist currently residing in Uruguay, his game of Game of Thrones is a classic, retro-take on the series in the form of an old-school platform game. Whether it looks more 8-bit or 16-bit is arguable, but I'm sure everyone can agree that its price tag is a winner: the princely sum of absolutely nothing. Meaning I can avoid making some hideous, cliched comment about Lannisters and debt repayment. Huzzah!

Here's a video, so you can see what it's like, and if you fancy downloading it, here's the source.

Thanks to Game Informer for unearthing this.

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  • Avatar for pjedavison #1 pjedavison 3 years ago
    Winter? Please. The summer festival just started in Final Fantasy XIV. Bikinis and mankinis everywhere.
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  • Avatar for WillowWolf #2 WillowWolf 3 years ago
    When they say '8-Bit' I hope they're talking about the music, because otherwise, it seems quite a bit more than 8-Bit.
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  • Avatar for renatocosta90 #3 renatocosta90 3 years ago
    @pjedavison Hey, that's just rubbing FFXIV in the faces of those that couldn't buy it before the lockdown...

    You know what? This FFXIV lockdown is looking more and more like that South Park episode when Cartman bought a park, didn't let anyone enter and it became a mania overnight. Weird
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  • Avatar for helpfulmole #4 helpfulmole 3 years ago
    Yeah@willowwolf maybe the title is a little off.

    How about Game of Thrones SD?
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  • Avatar for pjedavison #5 pjedavison 3 years ago
    @helpfulmole@willowwolf It's a pretty common bastardization of the term these days -- "8-bit" is used, usually inaccurately, to describe anything with low-res pixel art. It's a pet peeve of mine!
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  • Avatar for Captain-Gonru #6 Captain-Gonru 3 years ago
    I was digging on the soundtrack, but the gameplay... I mean, how do you do a retro-inspired game and not go with something more in the Romance-style tactical conquest game? "Romance of the Seven Kingdoms" just seems so obvious to me.
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