Everyone is going Game of Thrones crazy right now. It's because the first trailer for the newest series of the dirty sexy swords and intrigue drama has just come out. So now seems like the perfect time to look back at the Game of Thrones games you can get for mobile.
Unfortunately there are only two really, but two things is still enough things to make a list out of. Well, it probably isn't, but I'm going to try anyway.
As per usual you can click on the emboldened name of the games and be taken to the App Store where you can spend some of your hard-earned cash on picking them up. Except one of them is free. But you know what I mean.
Your choices when it comes to mobile digital entertainment set in George RR Martin's glum everyone-you-like-dies world represent the two sides of the App Store really. On the one hand you've got this big budget production from the modern master of the adventure game.
It's set alongside the TV series, and features characters you might be familiar with. They might be dead now for all I know, I haven't watched Game of Thrones for ages. Anyway, you're playing as members of House Forrester who end up caught up in a lot of shenanigans.
The house is loyal to the Starks, which was always going to be a bad idea. Anyway, there's six episodes to play through, and the first one is free at the time of writing, so you can figure out if you like the game before paying anything.
Basically though, if you're a fan of Telltale's other work, and you're partial to playing the game of thrones (win or die), then you're going to enjoy this one.
And on the other side of the Thrones divide, we have Ascent. It's free to play, and owes more to the likes of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (is that what that's called?) than the deep and meandering narratives of a Telltale game.
Still, there's a good deal to enjoy here all the same. You pick which of the big houses you're going to be friends with, then set off on a bunch of quests set alongside, inside, and intertwining with, the events of the television show.
As of right now there are 3500 quests, which seems like more than most people are ever going to get through, but who the hell am I to judge? There's PvP combat as well, although combat is probably putting too much of a spin on it.
This is a casual game through and through, but since Game of Thrones is a massively popular TV series you can't really balk at that. Download it, give it a go, it might manage to make you forget you're never going to sit on the Iron Throne.