Dishonored 2 - (Brendan Caldwell)

Here ye, hear ye! The most honourable nobles of this treehouse do hereby declare that the RPS Podcast, known in various lands as the Electronic Wireless Show, is now royal majesty of recorded games chat, lord over all, King of the Podcasts, ruler of headphones, holder of hot takes, overseer of opinion. Welcome to this coronation, feeble folk of the videogame fields. Come listen to us chat about the best kings and queens in PC gaming.


Reigns: Game of Thrones - (Alice Bell)

I stopped watching Game of Thrones around the start of season three, because there were too many people and I couldn t remember who most of them were or why anything they did might be significant (broad exceptions: the dragon lady; the incest twins and their sandwich son; Jon Sner). I don t really think Game of Thrones translates well to being a game of games, for similar reasons, but Reigns: Game of Thrones is good, because it s a Reigns game with Game of Thrones elements, and not the other way around.

Reigns: GoT sidesteps having to deal with canon and non-canon consequences by using the fire visions of Melisandre be a framing device for what if this person was the ruler? This unlocks off-piste possibilities and gives you the pick of seven favourite characters and one dude I don t remember at all. The ultimate goal is to survive the winter. My> ultimate goal is figuring out who everyone is based only on the context this game provides. (more…)

Cities: Skylines - (Fraser Brown)

My body betrayed me last month, trapping me in my bed when it wasn t sending me rushing to my poor, overworked loo. I couldn t sleep, I couldn t work and so I turned to management games to take my mind off the virus squatting inside me. Juggling budgets, disasters and production chains might not sound particularly relaxing, but there s also a swathe of low-pressure sims that serve as a brilliant panacea for stress.


Reigns - (Dominic Tarason)

Monarchic decide ’em up Reigns was always close in spirit to Game Of Thrones. Thanks to a cross-promotion deal that I’m certain someone sold their soul for, they’re now one and the same, and out today. Reigns: Game Of Thrones combines the Tinder-inspired UI of Nerial’s series with the multiple perspectives and familiar world of HBO’s wildly successful TV novel adaptation. The game lets players control multiple characters and bodge their way through their own custom timeline in a way that would sound like fan-fiction if it weren’t an official game. Below, the launch trailer.


Reigns: Game of Thrones - Valve
Reigns: Game of Thrones is Now Available on Steam!

Reigns: Game of Thrones is the heir to the award-winning HBO® TV series Game of Thrones® and the smash-hit swipe ‘em up series Reigns from Nerial and Devolver Digital.
Reigns - (Alice O'Connor)

“Game Of Thrones + Tinder = You Died,” our Alec said in his Reigns review after swiping through cards to make binary decisions in the medieval monarch RPG. Well, that equation is about to get even simpler: “Reigns: Game Of Thrones = You Died.”

An official Game Of Thrones version of Reigns is coming soon, developers Nerial and publishers Devolver Digital announced today. Swipers will be able to play as a number of different Game players, then discover that all their “Right, so they could come out on top if…” theories will likely end in terrible death.


Reigns: Game of Thrones

The swipe-to-rule game Reigns will head to a new and very dangerous realm in October with the release of Reigns: Games of Thrones, a collaboration between Nerial, Devolver Digital, and HBO that will bring the "Tinderocracy" to the Seven Kingdoms.

Players can vie for the Iron Throne as Cersei or Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, and others, each of whom will face unique challenges based on their individual tales, seen through the visions of the Red Priestess Melissandre. But as at least one pretender to the throne who isn't in the game could tell us, her auguries aren't always the most reliable—and sometimes, unexpected things can happen. 

Gameplay will be essentially the same as in previous Reigns games: Each new moon you'll answer a question or resolve a problem by swiping left or right. Each swipe takes your story in a different direction, maybe good and maybe bad. Survive long enough, and you'll lead the Seven Kingdoms through a Westerosi winter; fail, and—well, you know what happens.   

Reigns: Game of Thrones will also include different mini-games, like jousting and tavern brawling, and if you find yourself overly troubled by a particular character, you can simply rip their card in half—but there may be a cost for doing so. It's set to come out in October (a specific date hasn't been set yet) and will cost $4/£3/€4 on Steam


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