The First ‘Games of Thrones’ Social Game Comes to FacebookBy: Chris Gabbard - May 21, 2012
Boston based developer Disrupter Beam has announced Game of Thrones Ascent for Facebook. Set in Westeros, the players will be able to swear alliance to a particular house from the beginning. They then develop their lands and reputation, Forge alliances with friends, and assign quests to characters.
“Everyone at Disruptor Beam was a huge fan of Game of Thrones long before we began working on the game, so we recognize that other fans expect character-driven conflict and intrigue to take center stage in our new game. Westeros is the perfect setting to deliver on our vision of weaving stories through decisions and social interactions,” said Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam. “Game of Thrones Ascent will bring the world of Westeros to the over 500 million social game players in the market today, featuring original artwork in a highly engaging game experience that is, most importantly, fun for fans and their friends!”
“We recognize that one of the reasons Game of Thrones has been so successful is because of its large and ever-supportive fan community,” said James Costos, VP of HBO Global Licensing. “For this reason, we are delighted to give our fans the opportunity to dive even further into the world of Westeros and live out tales of intrigue, sacrifice and deception inspired by the stories they love.”
No release date has been announced for Game of Thrones Ascent, but Disruptor Beam is encouraging people to visit its official website if they’re interested in signing up for the game’s upcoming beta.[source: GamesIndustry International]