According to Martin, the game features "alliance building, treachery, marriages, murders, and most of all - the constant struggle to be the greatest house in Westeros." The game includes the ability to engage in the dynamic political and social intrigue featured in the books and television show. The game has over 9 million players.
The player takes on the role of the head of a minor house, swearing allegiance to one of the Great Houses of Westeros, building and managing a keep and army of Sworn Swords. Players complete quests and build their holdings as solo play, making choices that influence their alignment and affect future quests.
They can also engage in player versus player conflict, both one-on-one with individual players, or as part of an Alliance in larger-scale wars.
The game closely follows the HBO television series, with weekly content updates following the airing of each episode. Quests allow the player to participate in major events from the story in various ways, as well an original storyline exploring the character's past and current events at your holdings.
The player selects their primary location by swearing fealty to House Stark, House Lannister, House Greyjoy, House Baratheon, House Targaryen, House Tyrell, House Tully, or House Martell. However, the character visits many notable locations through the course of the game, including several famous places in Essos.
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