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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.

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Marino Santirso
Mar. 3rd, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
Great script, great graphics and seriously addictive. Give the devs a chance to fine tune! :)
First time posting here, so hi, George.

I couldn't get to see you last year when you came to Avilés. I collaborated with Gigamesh in the translation of "A Dance with Dragons", and I am in charge of the Spanish editions of Fantasy Flight Games "A Game of Thrones" Living Card Game, "HBO's A Game of Thrones: The Card Game", and "A Game of Thrones: The Board Game".

I have been beta-testing the game for quite a long time now, and it's true, there are bugs to be sorted out, but the game is indeed huge, and it takes a lot of effort to pull out a project like this. I've never been a fan of "FB games", but this one certainly is different, and the scripts are awesome. They make for a great read! So, by all means, give it a chance. Comment about the bugs you find; the devs will appreciate it! Instead of complaining, let's all help build the best "Game of Thrones" computer game so far!

See you in Westeros!

PS: Yeah, Martells should be in, but hey, I can be as patient as Prince Doran if need be.

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