If you too are on the newly formed Team “F The King" with Arya Stark and Sandor Clegane and are anxiously following along with the new season of Game of Thrones (Which I couldn’t watch until last night… Thanks, HBO Go!) you really owe it to yourself to check out Disruptor Beam’s Game of Thrones Ascent (Free) for iPad. Sure, it’s a free to play game all dressed up with timers and currencies, but it’s dripping with enough fan service to please even the most hardcore Game of Thrones fan.
What’s especially neat about this game though is that instead of doing the crazy thing that a lot of games do when they use some kind of popular IP where it all exists in a crazy mashed up alternate universe, they actually have plans to release weekly updates that coincide with what happened on the show. So, for instance, the game has already been loaded with content from the most recent episode, Two Swords.
You’ll be able to go on quests that follow the events of the episode, loot iconic items (like Jamie’s golden hand), pledge fealty to the Martells, and tons more. I’m actually pretty impressed by how aggressively they’re adding content to the game, and I’m really curious to see if anyone is actually going to be able to play through it all.