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"Game of Thrones" Gets Three Video Games

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | November 10, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | November 10, 2011 |

We don’t normally cover video games, because the patron saint of movies told us they could never be art, and we’re all about the art around here. I should also say that I am very proud that I could find that link on Pajiba by just searching for “ebert lawn.” It’s the little things.

“A Game of Thrones,” having soaked HBO with awesome sauce, is now moving on to the video game arena. Despite there already being a real time strategy game that hasn’t yielded very positive reviews, the powers that be have announced an additional three game based on the series. The first will be a single player role-playing game on the development of which George R.R. Martin is helping. Says the journalistic juggernaut USA Today in an article on the game:

Among the characters Martin created for the in-development and as-yet-untitled role-playing games are a member of the Night’s Watch on the frozen Wall and a Red priest. The game “has some interesting stuff and looks gorgeous,” he says.

Neat. In my head, I’m seeing a sort of Elder Scrolls game except with more drinking and nudity. Of course, video games based on other mediums seem to invariably be terrible video games, so I’m not holding my breath.

Another game in development is an MMO that will be free to play. It’s being developed by the same company which made the free-to-play Battlestar Galactica MMO that seems to be tossed up by an ad-server on every other webpage I visit.

Finally, there’s a social networking game being compared to Farmville. Since I’m not going to play it anyway, I’m just going to assume it’s called Angry Dwarves.

(source: Blastr)

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