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We posted an entry last year about an upcoming Game of Thrones social game that was in the works from start-up Disruptor Beam. Well, the Disruptor Beam team has been toiling away over the past year and the fruit of their labor is now live and available for you to play on Facebook.


This is not only the first social game based on the events and characters in A Song of Ice and Fire, but it gives fans an opportunity to live the life of a noble within the world of Westeros – something that you don’t necessarily get to do by just watching the television. From what Disruptor Beam tells me, as a player you make political, military and economic decisions that impact others, as well as the game’s overall storyline.

We've seen the game for demonstrated here at the office and, without knowing that much about social games or Facebook, I can see that the Disruptor Beam team has put great effort into creating an immersive Game of Thrones experience. Players claim their birthright by choosing which of the Great Houses they’ll swear allegiance to, select their lineage, secure their holdings, develop their lands and reputation, and assign sworn swords to quests, while forging alliances.

We were given tons of custom artwork and dialog text to approve (The game is huge, I went through approvals on inventory lists that were infinity long), so Radoff and company seemed to care a great deal about getting the details right.

Check it out at: http://apps.facebook.com/gamethrones

Let us know what you think.


Alex Rogers
Mar. 1st, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
I joined the game the day it came out and have nothing but praise for it. It pulls you into Westeros and makes you think you are sitting with your small council arguing how best to proceed. The best part for me is the small details. Like you said, every single item and flavor text has that SoIaF feel we all love. When you upgrade a building, the gorgeous artwork changes to reflect that on your map, so you can watch your house grow from a small wooden keep, to a towering fortress. Overall it's a fantastic experience and a great way to whet our appetite in anticipation of Season 3 and Book 6.
You should give it a try sometime George!
Mar. 3rd, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Ascent!
. . . in his copious free time.


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