'Game of Thrones'
A picture of The Wall in HBO TV series "Game of Thrones." Facebook/ Game of Thrones

The wait for “Game of Thrones” season 8 may be long, but it has become easier thanks to a new game based on the show. The massive multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game is set in Westeros, with recognisable elements from the TV series. A teaser trailer of the game has been released online.

“Game of Thrones: Conquest” lets players take control of a new House in the fantasy world of Westeros. The player will have to navigate the dangerous political landscape of the land, which is filled with intrigue and betrayal. The ultimate goal is to win the Iron Throne.

Apart from fighting the other Houses, the player will eventually face the White Walker invasion in the North. The teaser trailer (see below) shows the White Walkers marching on the Seven Kingdoms with the Army of the Dead. The scene appears to show them having crossed the Wall, targeting the first castle in their path.

It is not clear what timeline the game is set in. If it is from the same time period as the TV series, players will get to meet some of the characters from the show.

Filming of next season of the popular TV series is yet to begin. Fans may have to wait until 2019 to see the final chapter of the long-running series. There is also no word from George RR Martin about when the next book of “A Song of Ice and Fire” will be released. The game may prove to be a good fix for addicted fans.

“Game of Thrones: Conquest” will be released on Oct. 19. Fans will be able to download the game for free on iTunes and Google Play. There will be in-game purchases that players can purchase to gain the upper hand.

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