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

A teaser trailer showing in-game snippets of the browser-based, free-to-play Song of Ice and Fire adaptation Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms has arisen from Comic-Con.

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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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    July 13, 2012 12:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms trailer teases free-to-play combat.

    A teaser trailer showing in-game snippets of the browser-based, free-to-play Song of Ice and Fire adaptation Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms has arisen from Comic-Con.

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      July 13, 2012 12:13 PM

      Looks like ass. Another shit GoT game. How come once an IP becomes widely popular any video games produced on said IP are shit?

      How do shit developers keep getting the rights to this?

      Where is my high budget / high quality open world Game of Thrones RPG?

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        July 13, 2012 2:34 PM

        Its because George doesnt play games so he doesn't know whats good or bad or when to say no.

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        July 13, 2012 2:45 PM

        Shit developers churn out their garbage quickly to capitalize on the popularity of the product it's licensed from. They don't care about a good game, they care about cashing in.

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          July 13, 2012 3:01 PM

          I don't think any developer wants to intentionally release a bad game, but I will say both of those Cyanide games were shit.

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        July 13, 2012 3:08 PM

        I gave up the idea long ago of believing that any movie to game IP isn't worth it unless I'm paid to play, with only very, very few exceptions. Perhaps 1 game out of every 20?

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      July 13, 2012 2:27 PM

      I'd like Rocksteady to make a GoT game. I think they'd fucking nail it!