In the Game of Thrones MMORPG, You Win or You Grind

Popular fantasy franchise Game of Thrones will become a browser-based massively multiplayer online game this fall, publisher Bigpoint said today.

Bigpoint, the studio behind several free-to-play online games, says it will reveal more information next week at the Game Developers Conference. Development studio Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) will partner with Bigpoint to make the game.

"We intend to build a game that resonates intimately with its diehard community of followers, while also creating an authentic gaming experience that attracts newcomers to the franchise," Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz said in a press release. "The excitement of online games is that, over time, their collective input will help shape the game's destiny; we're eager to see how the story unfolds."

Here's the official website for the upcoming MMORPG, which will enter beta this fall.