Reigns, Game of Thrones will mash up for spin-off game (Update: Download now!)

Update, October 18, 2018 (08:40AM): Reigns: Game of Thrones is now live in the Google Play Store. The latest addition to the wholly original, text-heavy adventure series will see you sit on the Iron Throne as some of your most beloved and hated Game of Thrones characters.

You’ll make decisions affecting your kingdom’s clergy, military, economy, and population as you try to keep it alive through the ages. But, like many of the characters in the Game of Thrones books and TV show, you will eventually perish. 

If you’re interested, download Reigns: Game of Thrones from Google Play at the link below. It costs $3.99 and there are no ads or in-app purchases. 

Original article, August 23 2018 (1:39PM): We may have to wait several more months before HBO finally begins the final season of Game of Thrones. However, the long break may be more bearable in October, when Reigns: Game of Thrones makes its debut for Android, iOS, and PC (via Steam).

For those of you who might not be familiar with Reigns, it was first released in 2018 by indie developer Nerial. It basically combines a fantasy strategy game with, of all things, features similar to the Tinder dating app. You have to swipe left or right on a series of cards, which represent characters in a fantasy land. Your swiping actions will have effects on four different influences on your kingdom; its religion, its military forces, its money, and of course, its human subjects. Each choice you make will cause one or more of these influences to rise or fall; with your goal to keep them equally in balance.

Reigns became a sleeper hit and Nerial and publisher Devolver Digital quickly released a sequel in 2018, Reigns: Your Majesty, that added features like an inventory system and more. In a few weeks, the third Reigns game will make its debut, and this time the fantasy kingdom you have to control is none other than Westeros.

In fact, as described by Engadget in their hands-on preview, Reigns: Game of Thrones is something of a “what if” exercise for fans of the TV show. They get to see how the show’s many characters would actually rule the seven kingdoms. Yes, you can finally see how Jon Snow will rule from the Iron Throne, based on his character traits and your choices for him. Or, perhaps you would like to see Tyrion finally take control, or maybe Sansa, or even the bookish Sam.

The trailer and screenshots show that Reigns: Game of Thrones will retain the minimalist art style of the previous Reigns games. Hopefully, this game will keep the high replayability of the first two titles in this series. It will be priced at $3.99 when it goes live in the Google Play Store, iTunes, and Steam.

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