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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.

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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.

Comments

Lucas Lautaro
Mar. 2nd, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Game of Thrones Ascent.
First of all, let me say that, regardless of how trivial may I sound, I admire your work. My name is Lucas and I'm from Argentina, Southamerica, and I came in contact with the series throught the TV show, and I have to say, because it's obvious, that the books surpass it with ease. I am an aspiring writer, and I think that certain people have a misteryous power in their words, something that cannot be explained and cannot be told. It's that power that makes people go crazy, it is that which make anyone become an addict. You, sir, have that power, and it is a pleasure to let myself flow in the magic of your letters. Your work has inspired me and open a world of possibilites and complexity that I have never been aware of. The intrigue, the shadows, the valor of the human over magic, the nature of a duality that can make event the most hated character- like Jaime Lannister tome-, transform into a person which you can sympathize. I don't intend to write like you, but to write like me, thanks to you, if you understand me. If you could reply to this comment, it would mean much to me. From an argentinian fan, with nothing but respect.
Ah, yes, and the game is good, and take your time to write the book. Perfection requires work, and I'll be waiting patiently but anxiously to that first page of The Winds of Winter, to the smell of a fresh page, and to another step towards Westeros.

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