Devolver’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Game is Like Tinder For Monarchs

Tom Regan
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It feels like forever since we’ve caught up with the battle for Westeros, doesn’t it? With Game Of Thrones’ final season a depressingly long way off, it’s a bit of a bleak time to be a GoT fan. But thankfully, Devolver is planning a trip to the Seven Kingdoms this October with Reigns: Game of Thrones.

In a surprise announcement, the indie publisher behind hits like Hotline Miami and Enter The Gungeon revealed it has teamed up with HBO to release a Game of Thrones version of their hit strategy game. Reigns: Game of Thrones blends fast-paced, Tinder-esque swiping with hard-as-nails narrative decisions, and will be available on mobile and PC.

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Jon Snow takes his rightful place on the Iron Throne

The original Reigns is set in a fictional medieval world, and the simple singleplayer strategy game had us fill the shoes of a monarch, swiping left or right to accept or reject suggestions from royal advisors.

Reigns: Game of Thrones explores a series of ‘what if’ storylines where fan-favourite characters Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, and more are seduced by the villainous visions of the Red Priestess, Melisandre.

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Swipe to aid Daenerys in her quest to rule Westeros

Once you’ve selected your chosen monarch from the show’s cast of characters, it’s up to you to navigate the complex relationships and hostile factions of the Seven Kingdoms and claim the Iron Throne. Expect to have to win over fickle bannerman, outwit devious political opponents, and attempt to maintain the favour of the people while avoiding all-out war.

Given all the back-stabbing and murky politics in Westeros, a simple but satisfying king sim feels like a perfect match for Game Of Thrones.

Reigns: Game of Thrones will launch on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam for $3.99 in October and is available for pre-order now where available.

Tom Regan
Having written for everyone from Trusted Reviews to The Guardian, Tom is a London based writer who can't stop talking about games. Now he's joined the team at FANDOM as gaming editor, we have to constantly remind ourselves that he's not actually Ed Sheeran.
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