It was bound to happen sooner or later, what with Season Four of GOT coming to an end and the current popular obsession with mash-ups. In this video, Vimeo user Brady Wold mashed up the fantasy game Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim with the intro theme from Game of the Thrones to create something very watchable and fun. Using locations within the realm of Tamriel, the animation sweeps across the lands of Skyrim and watches cities like Whiterun, Riften, and others assemble themselves from the ground up.
Ever since it’s release in 2011, this RPG has been renowned for featuring elements that are quite similar to the HBO series and the fictional A Song of Ice and Fire universe on which it is based. This includes sword and sorcery, medieval history and clothing, dragons, epic fantasy, and an a common sense of aesthetics. And if that’s not enough for you, there’s a ton of GOT mods that can be uploaded to the game to add content and items from the series.
For instance, I myself experimented by adding weapons like Ice (Eddard Stark’s huge ass sword), Longclaw (Jon Snow’s bastard sword) and Needle (Arya Stark’s pigsticker) into the game with the “GOT Weapons Pack”. You can also download an “Arya Stark Follower” mod that has a version of this young character follow you around and assist you, and there are numerous others that allow for you to integrate livery and standards from the GOT universe into the game.
And there’s even a mod that makes it so whenever you fire up Skyrim, instead of seeing the opening Bethesda logo, this video animation plays. New ones emerge every week, including ones from the LOTR franchise and other fantasy universes. It kind of makes you wonder why the studios even bother making games anymore! Couldn’t an army of moderators simply build MMORPGs online from now on that would cut out the video game makers altogether?
I should keep my voice down, don’t want to encourage said folks. Some of the mods they created are already on the border between and bad taste. Lord only knows what kind of stuff they’d allow for if they had total freedom! In the meantime, enjoy the video: