Developer Nerial has announced that its delightful swipe-to-rule monarch sim Reigns will be heading to Westeros this October, in a new series entry officially based on HBO's Game of Thrones.
As in previous Reigns titles, the core of the Reigns: Game of Thrones is built around decision making, with players swiping left or right to select a response to a never-ending procession of sometimes trivial, sometimes potentially calamitous, quandaries. Your decisions, which can have unforeseen consequences later down the line, directly impact your standing with the church, population, and military, as well as your wealth, and you'll want to keep each in balance in order to cement your position as supreme ruler.
In Reigns: Game of Thrones, the general idea is similar, but - stepping into the shoes of familiar characters such as Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and Sansa Stark - you'll be juggling your relationships with Westeros' often hostile factions in order to maintain your place on the Iron Throne and to make it through a winter unscathed. "Employ ruthless tactics", says Nerial", to outwit political rivals, wield impervious charm on your fickle bannerman, and maintain the balance and favor of the people to extend your reign".
Events in Reigns: Game of Thrones are all, according to Nerial, viewed through the "less than reliable" visions of Red Priestess, Melisandre, meaning that occurences and allegiances may come to pass that deviate considerably from the source material. "Peer into the flames and you may see Cersei rebuild the Great Sept of Baelor", says the developer, "or discover what could happen to the Seven Kingdoms if Sansa Stark married Jaime Lannister."
Reigns: Game of Thrones is scheduled to launch on the iOS App Store, Google Play, and Steam this October, and will cost a mere £2.99.
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