The proper iOS Game of Thrones was a bit rubbish, with a whole lot of sitting and waiting around unless you were happy to shell out money for in-app purchases. Fortunately the good folks over at Vulture have created a free-to-play game, which is a whole lot more fun.
You play the “Littlest Lannister” Tyrion Lannister, and the aim is to get as drunk as you can in a great approximation of an old-school arcade game. As games go, it’s a whole lot simpler than capturing the Iron Throne. You guide Tyrion back and forth across the screen using the arrow keys of your computer (or virtual controls for your iOS device) to catch as many goblets of wine as you can.
Each one is worth 100 points, while rarer golden chalices will earn you 1,000 points. Watch out for the falling swords, however — which will fell you in one hit.
Okay, so it may not have the intricate plotting of George R.R. Martin’s finest works, but between the debauchery and threat of sudden death out of nowhere, it’s not a bad interpretation of the Game of Thrones experience. Like the show it’s also incredibly more-ish.
Play it at the link below, and let us know your score in the comments box.