Weirdness: There's a Game of Thrones 8-Bit Game
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Watch out, HBO
For those that aren't actually aware, Game of Thrones was around long before it arrived as a big-budget behemoth on TV; the original book was called A Game of Thrones and was book one in the series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, which is still going — hats off to you, George R. R. Martin.
There's no doubt that the TV series has taken the franchise to a whole new level, however, gaining a sizeable following of loyal fans. Some of those fans may show their appreciation by producing artwork based on the series, or a meme, or perhaps just visit dedicated forums. Other fans make 8-bit video games, just because they want to.
Spanish game designer Abel Alves has produced an 8-bit action platformer with characters and scenes from the TV show, which is available for free on PC. It's actually been available for nearly a month, so has clearly been left alone by lawyers, which is nice.
You can check out the trailer below, with this one reminding us of some sketchy — to be fair, this is a free effort from an enthusiast — NES games. Make sure you watch right to the end, as there's a peculiar little reference in the final seconds; a scene we never thought we'd see in 8-bit form.