Canonical Setting Confirmed, New Screens
Bigpoint has officially announced that their Game Of Thrones MMO will be called Seven Kingdoms, on top of revealing some new story information about their free-to-play browser game. We've got screenshots and details after the break.
Please note: this article will contain A Song Of Ice & Fire: A Game Of Thrones/Game Of Thrones series 1 spoilers.
In context of Martin's lore, the Seven Kingdoms were originally independent countries which rose up over thousands of years until the Targaryens ruled over them as one nation of Westeros. Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms begins after the deaths of King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark, whereupon the Starks of the north declare war on the south and Baratheon’s two brothers (Renly and Stannis) both make claims to the throne. Players will form (and break) alliances through PVP, siege combat and politicical machinations to assume control of Westeros.
“Selecting a game’s title can be quite an arduous process, especially in the free-to-play space where games must be easily discoverable by players around the world,” said Max Pfaff, Producer, Bigpoint. “By selecting Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms we’re confident that we’ve chosen an identifiable name that will resonate with the global community of diehard Thrones fans.”
More details will be forthcoming. We're not exactly lacking for MMOs right now, but our resident expert Carl Phillips will be keeping a close eye on Seven Kingdoms as it progresses through the beta stage.