Zynga Releases Social Slot App Game of Thrones following conclusion of hit HBO TV series.
HBO’s acclaimed TV series, Game of Thrones, finally reached its long-awaited conclusion last month after a marathon run of 73 episodes. Premiering in 2011, the award-winning medieval/fantasy gore-fest flouted traditional narrative conventions and featured a veritable rogue’s gallery of complex, multi-dimensional characters. By the time of its 19th May finale, GOT had garnered 132 Primetime Emmy nominations as well as 38 awards in the areas of writing, visual effects and casting.
To celebrate this ground-breaking series, Zynga has released a social app slot, ingeniously entitled Game of Thrones: Slots Casino. Launched globally via the App Store and Google Play late last month, the online slot game includes most of the iconic characters from the show such as Cersei, Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, and of course, Jon Snow. It also comprises a variety of social features such as in-game chat which allows players to join together and form their own houses – campaigns are plotted via an interactive map of the Seven Kingdoms.
According to Zynga’s press release, Game of Thrones Slots Casino offers some of the following features:
Authentic Game of Thrones Atmosphere – gameplay includes the sounds, characters and environments of Westeros as well as authentic dialogue from the series
Best-in-Class Slots Features – slots gameplay that boasts real-world mechanics, progressive jackpots and bursting wilds
Join a House – players can join houses with other players to gain rewards, collecting coins each time one of their housemates wins via slot play
Strategise, Scheme, Align – players can communicate through in-game chat during slot play to formulate their own strategies
Collect Iconic Cards – Spinning the reels earns cards featuring the main characters of the series such as Arya Stark, Jon Snow and his pet wolf, Ghost
Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga was understandably enthused about the new game.
“As long-time fans of the series, Zynga is honoured to contribute to the Game of Thrones universe, and honour-bound to provide players with an experience that reflects the scale, scope, intensity, and community of the series. The visual and audio design of the game truly evokes marquee moments from the series, and with our House-themed social features, players can band together to chase the throne themselves. Westeros lives on!’
Zynga has already created a sizeable portfolio of social media games including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Available in 150 countries, their titles can be played across a variety of social platforms and mobile devices. The company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Finland, Turkey and India.