Unraveling the
Seven Kingdoms.

Client:
HBO
Project:
Game of Thrones Viewers Guide
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What we did:

The Emmy's made it official: "Game of Thrones" is one of the best shows on television. We're proud that HBO chose Joystick to manage their Game of Thrones Viewer's Guide. Fans can explore the wider landscape of this complex story world. We even set up a spoiler guard for viewers who haven't seen the latest episode. Character bios, recaps and exclusive extras draw return visitors to its simple navigation and full-width responsive design.

GOT App on Desktop
GOT App Screenshots
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GOT App on iPad

We implemented lazy-loading (dynamic function loading) for better performance and a full two screen experience on mobile. Our biggest challenge was SEO. This single-page application generates content dynamically. That makes it harder for search engines to index changes. Our elegant solution is to pre-render pages server-side with Node.js. This keeps the page high in SERP rankings while presenting beautiful, flawless graphics for users.

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GOT Viewer's Guide on Devices