In partnership with HBO, Disruptor Beam and Kongregrate are bringing the previously iOS and browser-based game, Game of Thrones: Ascent, over to Google Play. For those who haven’t heard of Ascent, no the game isn’t a heavy-action sort of game as you might expect, instead it is essentially a modern take on a text-based adventure game with plenty of detail and reading involved.

Basically you create a new character who runs their own house and has pledged to one of the major players of the fictional realm. From there you can gain power and wealth by a variety of means including stretching your military muscle, trading and the list goes on. At the heart of it, Ascent is very much a social game, and so it should be no surprise to hear that there’s a “power rating” point system complete with leaderboards and more.

You also won’t be too shocked to hear that this is a free-to-play game that requires real-world money if you want to get past some annoyances like action timers or are looking to purchase in-game currency with your hard-earned RL dollars. Whether or not the free-to-play element is a deal-breaker probably depends on what kind of gamer you are, but just be aware that in-app purchases are very much part of the experience, though you can probably get around them with a little patience.

To check out the game yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.