TV, Video Games

Game of Thrones Gets an 8-Bit Makeover


And with that, your productivity for the day has stopped.

During my years of writing for Topless Robot, I have seen all types of Game of Thrones-related videos. From metal covers of the GOT theme to fanedits and endless parodies both good and bad. A lot of these have stuck with me, but none have actually filled me with life-affirming joy before. What you see above is a trailer for a fully playable 8-bit Game of Thrones video game that lets you control four different characters from the books/show. This unauthorized and utterly inspired creation is the work of designer (and, if I have any say in the matter, future Nobel Prize nominee) Abel Alves. OH MAN YOU GUYS HE EVEN INCLUDED AN 8-BIT VERSION OF THE THEME. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Sorry, I’ll compose myself.

You can download it here. DISCLAIMER: Topless Robot is not responsible for any unemployment that may result from you shunning your work duties to make an adorable 8-bit Jon Snow attack enemies with direwolves.(Via The Mary Sue)

About Author

Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.