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That Facebook all the kids seem to like

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.


Charles Cherry
Mar. 4th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
Good, but room for improvement.
I love the premise. While intriguing, it is obvious the game is heavily geared towards pay-to-win.
I think a bit more balance between "free" players and "P2W" players would be nice.
Also, start cracking down on bug abusers. You can watch the scoreboards change endlessly, with people rocketing from the nether regions of the ~50k rank, to top 10 in only a few hours/days.
This should not be possible :)

On a side note, if George reads this, I have a question that I (And probably many others) would love to hear an answer to, if you have time!

How has the HBO show schedule affected your writing?
Is it rushing you, and have you had to make any adjustments to your writing process in order to accommodate?
If so, how do you think it will affect the final product?

Hope you have time to answer.


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