Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms trailer teases free-to-play combat

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT

How does one turn a monstrously long and complex fantasy novel series into a video game? By stripping out the political intrigue and oh-so-outrageous twists to focus on the brief moments of combat, the first two adaptations of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series have shown. That's just what the free-to-play, browser-based Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms is doing too, and you can have a gander at the results in the first trailer, shown off at Comic-Con.

Publisher Bigpoint says that Artplant's game gives players "the chance to experience epic moments from the television series," with man vs. man action, siege combat, and, supposedly, political elements as you fight to control the titular seven kingdoms of Westeros.

It's set shortly after, and a spoiler will clearly follow so don't read on if you don't want to read a spoiler okay good, the deaths of King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark in the first book.

Seven Kingdoms is slated to launch in 2013. Bigpoint and Artplant last worked together on Battlestar Galactica Online.

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