Still eagerly awaiting your invitation to play Merlin: The Game? Check out our review and find out what you can expect when you enter the world of Camelot!

The MerlinFacebook game was created by Bossa Studios, and while pre-registration has been available for months, fans with special Comic-Con codes are only just beginning to gain access to the beta.

Previously, Hypable brought you an exclusive interview with the creators of the game, and now we are happy to present an early review!

As soon as the game loads up, you are automatically thrust into the magical world of Merlin‘s Camelot, and find yourself in the Darkling Forest surrounded by giant spiders.

At this point you might find yourself at a panic of what to do and how to go about defeating these dark magical creatures you’ve suddenly been faced. Don’t worry, Merlin fans – one thing this game does very well is instruct you how to play as you go along.

Players meet Merlin right from the get-go and he becomes your guide, showing you how to control your player and helping you find your way to Camelot.

The Camelot citadel acts as your home base. This is where you will go to collect your rations, buy armor and weaponry, and learn of the tasks you must complete to move forward in the game.

As far as how the game plays, it should be noted that Merlin: The Game is very user friendly.

Whereas some computer games require you to use multiple keys to make your character move around or fight off danger, here you have the ability to use your mouse for most things. Moving your character from one place to another to swinging your sword when you’re being attacked can easily be done with the click of a button.

Additionally, simple keyboard shortcuts for things like casting spells are introduced as you make your way through the quests set upon you by characters like Gaius, Arthur and Merlin.

While easily being able to control your character might make playing easier for those who consider themselves to be computer game novices, more advanced gamers might find the easy skill level of the game to be a bit boring. However, the creators have expressed the desire to continue the development of the game based on an ongoing interaction with fans and players, so expect more content and gameplay to be added later!

In our exclusive interview with Merlin: The Game creators at Bossa Studios, we reported that you play the game as a character of your own design. While the beta test allows for some modifications of what your character looks like, there aren’t as many choices as far as modifying a character’s appearance as some fans may have originally hoped for.

Players have the option of choosing the gender of their character and adjusting their skin tone but as far as physical features go, you are limited to picking one of the six pre-designed characters the game has available.

The one thing that is a bit bothering about the game is that you need a certain number of rations to complete quests and if you run out, you are stuck waiting until rations are distributed in the citadel before you can play again. This makes it difficult for continuous play of the game as rations are distributed every half hour. On the other hand, your rations seem to build up over the course of the day even if you walk away from your computer.

Bottom line, Merlin: The Game will offer players a different way to experience adventure inspired by the show itself. Fans of the series will thoroughly enjoy this fun new way to immerse themselves into the magical world of Merlin while they fight alongside their favorite characters to protect Camelot from the forces of evil.

Have you been invited to play in the closed beta testing of Merlin: The Game yet? If so, let us know what you think of the game in the comments below!

And don’t forget to check out Hypable’s brand new Merlin podcast, Talks of Camelot! The first episode is coming soon, and you can follow @TalksCamelot on Twitter to find out exactly what the exciting new show has to offer!

‘Galavant’ cast thank fans for #MoreGalavant campaign

"So just dance, dance, dance."

4:30 pm EDT, May 25, 2016

Galavant may have been axed over on ABC, but the fans refuse to stop the beat — and the cast are getting down to it!

There’s nothing worse than seeing your favorite show cut off in its prime, but if there’s one thing that fans do best in moments of crushing adversity, that’s come together and use their voices in a cacophony. And Galavant fans? They want a third season of their little show that could and are campaigning for it to return.

That campaign has not escaped the notice of the cast, who came together to thank the fans in a video that you can’t help but move your feet to — and the rest of your body.

“It warms the cockles of my heart to see everything you’re doing to save our beautiful little show,” Timothy Odmunson says, at the top of the video — right before it launches into Justin Timberlake’s newest hit, “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and we’re treated to a montage of familiar and brand-new footage from Galavant’s stars.

#MoreGalavant "Can't Stop The Feeling" from #MoreGalavant on Vimeo.

Karen David (Princess Isabella), who has also been vocal on social media about the #MoreGalavant campaign, leads the charge — and has printed out everyone’s contributions so far. But don’t worry, she planted a tree to make up for all the paper that was used. Also shaking their tush is Genevieve Allenbury, who played the Queen of Valencia throughout Galavant’s two season run.

Other familiar faces from the cast include Robert Lindsay, Ben Presley, Mallory Jansen, Vinnie Jones, and Muzz Khan. Not to mention the titular hero, Joshua Sasse.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Galavant without some cameos — and this thank you video is no exception to that. Making their debut are Billy Boyd (of Lord of the Rings fame), holding a sign that proclaims, “You can’t eat this Hobbit!” and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, with his own “Galavanterrific” sign.

And, what better way to close out the video than with an appearance from Weird Al. “Well, that should definitely do it,” he proclaims. “I can’t imagine any network not picking up this show now that it’s a hashtag campaign. Feel the power of the hashtag!”

So, Galavant fans, get signing and start dancing. And here’s hoping Tad Cooper breathes fire again — be it on the stage, or screen.

This week’s twist on Game of Thrones was one for the show’s history books, and now the fans and creators are acting on their emotions.

Sunday’s Game of Thrones found Hodor dying (dammit Bran) as he held back the army of wights by holding the door. A significant death like this one naturally became a big topic of conversation online, with fans coming up with adorable yet depressing tributes to Hodor.

For example, viewers have been creating Hodor doorstoppers:

http://dingoutback.tumblr.com/post/144816075382/in-loving-memory

http://blamethejunglr.tumblr.com/post/144886498478/i-got-a-new-doorstop-i-use-humor-to-hide-how

http://goldbloodedbabe.tumblr.com/post/144872654401

http://2ndperiod.tumblr.com/post/144838798471/brb-crying

Interestingly, we couldn’t find any Hodor doorstoppers for sale on Etsy. Get on that, people!

Others have added Hodor to the ‘hold door’ button in their local elevator

http://elvenanomaly.tumblr.com/post/144878433573/too-soon-man-too-soon

http://evilregal1203.tumblr.com/post/144864651270/this-just-happened-on-the-elevator-at-work-no

http://bbcmuggle.tumblr.com/post/144871947631/someone-put-this-on-the-elevator-at-work-today

https://deadpools-girlfriend.tumblr.com/post/144865560259

On last night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff ‘apologized’ for killing Hodor — but not for the reason you think:

Related: After Hodor, who will die next on ‘Thrones’?

Starz has decided that their original programming can compete with the other hot shows airing on Sunday nights.

Network CEO Chris Albrecht has told THR that they are planning on moving all of their original shows including Outlander, Ash Vs Evil Dead, and Black Sails — which currently air on Saturdays — to Sundays. The move will begin July 17 with the Starz series Power. Outlander will likely not move to Sundays until next season.

“Sundays are a prestige night and we feel our shows are definitely going to be very competitive, not just in viewership but in the attention-getting business on Sundays,” Albrecht said to THR, “So it made sense to move.”

Outlander and Starz’s other original series will be going up against tough competition, including AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Albrecht says part of the reason he wanted to move the shows was to make sure they were part of the watercooler talk on Monday mornings.

THR notes that Showtime’s original series typically get DVR’d, “growing 214 percent [in viewership] during the course of a week.” This would suggest that a lot of people aren’t sitting in front of a TV on Saturdays and want to watch the shows on a different day of the week. So, moving their programming to Sundays may not impact overall viewership numbers much.

Starz recently overtook Showtime as the second-most subscribed to cable channel. HBO still sits at number one, though all three are facing tough competition from Netflix.