Disruptor Beam previews the story that will unfold in upcoming social game Game of Thrones Ascent.
Disruptor Beam is developing a new social game based on the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Ascent, a story-driven game that will bring the fantasy world to life for millions of people, is currently in development by Disruptor Beam for future release on Facebook.
Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song Of Ice and Fire, mixes political and sexual intrigue as seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.
In Game of Thrones Ascent players will lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval as portrayed in the books and the series thus experiencing a new type of game that unites both story and strategy. Players will claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they’ll swear allegiance to, securing their holdings, developing their lands and personal reputation, and assigning sworn swords to quests--while forging alliances with new friends.
Tim Crosby, lead game designer on the title at Disruptor Beam, discusses the gameplay and story below.
“King Robert Baratheon has given you lands and a title in Westeros. Whether you are a bannerman to the Starks or the Lannisters, and even if you secretly support the Targaryens, you know that you cannot refuse direct requests from the Crown. When the Hand of the King Lord Jon Arryn asks you to perform a simple task, you know that you must.