We're starting to get the impression that fans of epic fantasy TV series just might like Facebook games too. At least major cable TV networks like HBO (and Starz
) are making that gamble with Battle for the Iron Throne
. The game, which will launch its levels in phases of mini games over the coming weeks as the show builds steam, is an adaptation of Game of Thrones
, which is an adaptation of the popular novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire
, by George R. R. Martin. So, consider this Facebook game an adaptation twice removed.
The first phase of the game contains three stages: Skill, Strategy and Knowledge. The first, Skill, involves a first-person encounter with a knight in training, as you strike him with your wooden sword as accurately and powerfully as possible. The next is Strategy, which a top-down army-building mini game tasks players with spending coins on the correct troops to take down the opposing captain and his squad.
The final mini game, Knowledge, tests exactly that: your knowledge of the Game of Thrones universe. Let's just say this game might be for fans only. Regardless, it's one of the more polished advergames we've seen in a long time, and we're hopeful to see how it shapes up in the coming weeks.Click here to play Battle for the Iron Throne on Facebook Now >Are you a fan of the TV show or novel series? What do you think of HBO turning the franchise into a social game? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.