Chinese language tech big Tencent Holdings has launched a take a look at model of a smartphone sport based mostly on US hit tv present Video games of Thrones, in a transfer probably to boost a pipeline hit by heightened authorities scrutiny of on-line gaming.

The sport, titled Sport of Thrones: Winter is Coming, was developed by Chinese language video games maker Yoozoo, Tencent Games stated in a press release on its official WeChat account late on Wednesday.

Tencent signed a deal in 2014 to acquire the unique rights to stream Sport of Thrones on-line in China. The Emmy-winning medieval fantasy collection is HBO’s biggest-ever hit with some 30 million viewers in america and has been performed 960 million occasions thus far on Tencent’s video platform.

The brand new sport is a simulation that can let gamers tackle identities such because the character Tyrion Lannister, go to spots like Citadel Black, and expertise a few of the present’s most memorable occasions just like the Purple Wedding ceremony, Tencent stated.

Customers who’ve obtained invite codes might begin taking part in the sport on Thursday, it stated.

The discharge comes as trade chief Tencent is reeling from elevated scrutiny of on-line gaming that has restricted the variety of new on-line sport releases. The agency has misplaced over 20 p.c of its market worth since March.

Whereas Chinese language authorities have started to greenlight games this month, there has thus far been no point out of Tencent’s video games on lists of permitted titles.

“The sport will inherit the realist fashion of the HBO present, and gamers will be capable to management numerous basic characters from the unique novel to battle in Westeros,” Tencent Video games stated within the assertion.

Gamers must “conquer King’s Touchdown, seize the Iron Throne, and be the largest winner within the Sport of Thrones.”

© Thomson Reuters 2019

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