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Translating the tome that is author George R.R. Martin's masterwork A Song of Ice and Fire is a task that must be both daunting and erratic. In its second season on HBO, the television adaptation of the series has been lovingly crafted into a marvelous weekly hour of television. In the video game world, developer Cyanide Studio has stumbled in its task thus far,...

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Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to iOS, Android

Game of Thrones: Ascent, which was chosen as one of the best Facebook games of 2013, is headed for iOS and Android next. Developer Disruptor Beam's CEO, Jon Radoff, told Gamezebo that the move will conclude "in the near future." Those who started the game on Facebook will be able to link their...

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Game Of Thrones and the paradoxes of adaptation

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. The role-playing game structure is, in many ways, built as an adaptation. What is Dungeons & Dragons if not an...

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Game of Thrones gets June 8 UK release date

Game of Thrones, the latest RPG from Cyanide, is set to take over the UK and Ireland on June 8 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Based on the world first penned by George R.R. Martin, players guide two playable characters through locales both new and familiar to the series. Players land in...

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Game of Thrones review: Bowed, bent, broken

Translating the tome that is author George R.R. Martin's masterwork A Song of Ice and Fire is a task that must be both daunting and erratic. In its second season on HBO, the television adaptation of the series has been lovingly crafted into a marvelous weekly hour of television. In the video game...

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Game of Thrones' latest screens don the black

There'll be an awful lot of sword swingin' in this May's Game of Thrones RPG, at least according to the latest slew of screens. Good thing the all black-clad Night's Watch is battle hardened and tough-lookin', then!...

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Translating 'A Game of Thrones' with George R.R. Martin

Until June of last year, I had no experience with George R.R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire. Like many, the ongoing HBO series was my first exposure to Martin's acclaimed works. Since then, I've become captivated by every facet of it. I've read each of the books and novellas, spent hours...

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Game of Thrones RPG trailer takes the black

To take the oath of the Night's Watch and travel to The Wall is to forget all you've known and become dead to the civilized world. Oh, and to freeze your butt off all the time....

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Game of Thrones trailer highlights combat and role-playing

The previous trailers for Game of Thrones perhaps didn't cement the fact that, yes, the upcoming game is heavy on role-playing and combat. See for yourself in the new video above....

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Winter has yet to arrive in the Game of Thrones RPG, apparently

While the seasons take a while to get going in Westeros, the violence takes considerably less time....

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Game of Thrones pre-order includes hardbound art book, hard winter

As any citizen of Winterfell will tell you, there's nothing better to pass the time on a cold winter's night than to curl up with a good book. It should come as no surprise, then, that those who pre-order the upcoming Game of Thrones RPG will also receive a hardbound art book. Entitled Game of...

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