Wild about HBO's Game of Thrones? Have zero dollars? Well, Kongregate's Game of Thrones Ascent might just be what the doctor ordered. It's already playable in the browser for quite a while, and with the season premiere quickly approaching on April 6th, this seems like the perfect time for the game to hop platform to mobile. Kotaku fiddled around with the Facebook version when it launched, and it sounds a lot like the bazillion MMO-ish menu-driven strategy free to play games that do surprisingly well on iOS.

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It sort of stinks that with all the action-oriented stuff that happens in the show (and books) that we wind up with a free to play city building and resource management style game instead of an Infinity Blade-like where you play as your favorite characters... But, c'est la vie. We've got a thread for the game in our forums, and while it's not entirely clear if this is a soft launch or the game is going to hit the US at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight, we're keeping our eyes peeled.

New Zealand App Store Link: Game of Thrones Ascent, Free

  • o0oJAKEo0o

    April 17 ? I thought it was April 6...

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      OH GOD YOU'RE RIGHT!!!

  • defunct32

    Must be tired; I misread the title as Games of Groins, forgive me...

    • Eseres

      You must be thinking of an X-rated game LOL. I misread a store sign just the other day :P "Anal Flowers" :P Thank God it was Ana's Flowers LOL. Just shows how important coffee is BEFORE you start reading stuff :D

      • defunct32

        I'll take heed, I love coffee when done right with lots of cream and milk...

  • King

    Free to play? letrashmanface

    • Mike

      Hey man put some damn clothes on, show a little class.

  • hourglass

    I would prefer a premium game, but when GoT is concerned ed, I'll take a free to play.

  • curtneedsaride

    Yup. Just like the crap we were fed when The Hobbit came out. That stupid city building game is on my phone, but I don't care about it or will ever spend a dime on it. I wish REAL GAMES were as addicting to the masses so we could go back to getting those for awesome IP's like this. Oh well. Another city builder that I may try, but will never make a profit off of me. Blah.

  • iValerio1990

    I LOVE FREE CITY BUILDER!!! I FEEL REALLY FULLFILLED WHEN MY CITY GROW UP AND I BECOME POWA !!!! CITY BUILDERS ARE THE BEST GAME !!!!1!!1!11111!!!11! NO GRAPHIC AND NO SUBSTANCE!!!......but people love this games.....sigh..

  • C. Stubb

    Actually, a city-builder sort of makes sense in this case, considering that wit and strategy in Game of Thrones world usually take a back seat to actually taking a sword and going at it with your foes.

    But all things considered, I'd definitely still rather have a full, premium game (Strategy, "Infinity Blade-like", or otherwise) than this free to play money-grab.

  • CandyCaneNJ

    I'm a big fan of GOT, can't wait for the new season but am disappointed in what I'm reading about this game. Would have loved to have seen the Aryah Stark, crazy King Joffrey, mother of dragons, Hodor, Jon Snow actual characters. The Stargate Game, actually got it right, why this game model? Meh, I will check it out for curiosity but what a let down

  • Helvetica

    Lol. Nice one.

  • borb86

    The browser version is decent for F2P and it doesn't really ram transactions down your throat. The iPad exclusive version has been out since Feb and while it's not without it's bugs it is definitely the best version out there right now. I'm hoping for a universal version eventually.

  • bigjack66

    There's a hundred of these types of game and they just take too much grinding to get anywhere for free!

  • Cookies

    I'm guessing you die a horrible death at periodic but surprising intervals.

  • Adam Thornton

    I'm in nz, this isn't in our store. At least it isn't anymore.

  • TheWrongHodappDied

    Too bad it's a game like this. I love GOT