It has been several months since Game of Thrones wrapped up, but many fans still haven’t forgiven the show for absolutely butchering the highly-anticipated Battle of Winterfell. It makes no sense at all, both from a strategic and a narrative standpoint. Now, with this short browser game titled Winter Falling, you will be able to decide for yourself how the battle plays out – and see for yourself how hard it actually is to win against overwhelming odds.

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The Battle of Winterfell was a total mess in the show

This is a fan-made product from game designer Arek Rebacz, who was so disappointed with HBO's presentation of the epic battle that he decided to take it upon himself to make his own battle simulator.

The gameplay of Winter Falling is pretty simple: You will be given a bit of time to put up trenches and arrange your several types of troops before the battle ensues. There are also plenty of decisions that you have to make, such as whether to command your army to build trenches or let them rest, how many support troops to call in, and whether you want to also have the helpless civilians fight alongside the soldiers.

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Before the battle, you are given time to arrange your troops

That said, it’s not easy by any means, as you’ll find that the pace of the fight moves incredibly quickly, so you barely have any time at all to consider the outcome of your actions. On top of that, the army of undead vastly outnumbers yours, so they will find ways to tear through your defense from basically every direction.

You do have some powerful skills at your disposal. For example, you can direct your infantry or cavalry to charge, call your dragon to rain fire upon the enemies, or light your own trenches on fire as a last resort to keep them at bay. However, these skills will have cooldowns, so you will have to wait a while before you can use them again. Interestingly, there is a skill called "PLOT ARMOR!" at the very bottom, but we haven’t figured out a way to unlock it and see what it does yet.

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There are several abilities that you can use during the battle, including an interesting "Plot Armor" skill

"Can you defend Winterfell better than Game of Thrones screenwriters could?" Challenged the developer in Winter Falling’s description. Head over to its website to answer that question yourself!