Surprise! A new Game of Thrones mobile game just dropped.
Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows is a narrative idle game available from Apple Arcade. (If you’re unfamiliar with the idle game format, it means time passes in the game even when you aren’t actively playing.)
In Tale of Crows, you’ll join the Night’s Watch at Castle Black and send expeditions beyond the Wall.
About Tale of Crows
Read the official description from developer Devolver Digital below.
“In the shadow of the Wall, your watch begins. Eight thousand years before Jon Snow took the Black, the Night’s Watch was formed to secure the Wall and defend the border of Westeros against the perils of the North, and all that lies beyond. Into these untamed wilds, sworn brothers and their allies set out on rangings to face the dangers that would threaten the realm. But the Wall is a blade that cuts both ways. Guide the decisions of Lord Commanders through the seasons and mount expeditions beyond the Wall. As ravens travel to and from your expeditions in real-time, their messages are delivered to you throughout your day. Respond with your command right away, or whenever you see fit. Long is the history of the Night’s Watch, and many are its stories forgotten. It’s time the realm remembers them.”
If you’re more of a visual person, Devolver Digital also dropped a trailer for the game.
The idle game format fits well with the Tale of Crows narrative. Your crows will continue to fly and your expeditions will continue to explore even when you don’t have the game open. You can opt to receive notifications to learn as soon as something happens, or you can wait until you feel like pulling up the game again to continue the adventure.
Of course, it’s a bit disappointing Tale of Crows is only available on iOS. (And besides that, only on Apple Arcade, which requires a monthly subscription.) Still, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan already subscribing to Apple Arcade, it could be worth checking out.