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I don't know much about social media. I don't have a facebook or twitter account. But I've been told a few people have them, and that some of those people like to play social media games. I'm told the biggest social media game involves running a farm.

Surely, I thought, there must be something one could do on social media that would be more fun that growing turnips and feeding chickens. Like, say, scheming and plotting, murders and marriages, contesting for power.

HBO shared the feeling, and together we have granted the license for a social media game based on GAME OF THRONES to a great new start-up company called Disruptor Beam ((http://disruptorbeam.com/ )) Game development is already well under way.

Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam, says:

"This will be the first Facebook game based on the TV series and books and, trust me, this game isn’t just going to be another Farmville! George RR Martin is working very closely with Disruptor Beam to ensure the game will deliver an authentic experience. I can tell you that it will not only be highly story and character-driven, but Game of Thrones Ascent will give you the chance to experience the world from your own perspective and with your own friends."

"Sounds fun, right!? Want to know more? Well, additional information about the game will be released in the coming months, including details about how to participate in a pre-release beta program. To follow its progress, be sure to “like” Game of Thrones Ascent on Facebook (http://facebook.com/gameofthronesascent) or follow on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/GoTAscent)."



I saw several early versions of the game demonstrated, and Jon and his designers took great pains to make sure the flavor of the novels is here. I saw alliance building, treachery, marriages, murders, and most of all the constant struggle to be the greatest house in Westeros.

So create a character, pick a liege lord to swear to, and start playing the game the way Tyrion would, because in this game you win or you die.

(No turnips will be involved).

Comments

theinglorious
May. 22nd, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Finally a reason to leave Skyrim alone and actually pay some attention to Facebook, however minor. I was getting tired of pretending people actually recognised my character as Jaime Lannister. Fear me, damn you! I'm the effing Dragonborn Kingslayer, come on!
ladylynx
May. 25th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
Hahahaha
ejjury
May. 29th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
This...We need to see how you managed this on Skyrim.
theinglorious
May. 30th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
It's nothing spectacular. I just spent 2 hours in character creation (don't judge me it had to be perfect) and named him Jaime and based all my decisions round whether or not it made sense for him as a character. I'm waiting for the chance to shove a small child out a window.

I joined the Stormcloaks and the Dark Brotherhood. And I creeped on one of the blonde women in Solitude. I always forget her name but if you tilt your head left and close one eye, she looks vaguely like Cersei except not at all but she's the only one I can actually creep on. And she's kind of a "B" (sorry for the use of such a harsh letter).



I pretty much have no life, is what I'm getting at here. I am still unsure as to how I still have a boyfriend and make time to actually go to work everday...

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