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ASCENT Ascending

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For you Facebookers out there...

HBO and Disruptor Beam have entered into a partnership with Zynga to distribute and promote the new GAME OF THRONES social media game, ASCENT.

Details can be found at

http://blog.zynga.com/2013/04/30/zynga-partners-with-hbo-and-disruptor-beam-to-bring-game-of-thrones-ascent-to-zynga-players/

Go ye forth and play.

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grrm
Apr. 30th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
I don't do social games myself... not even on Facebook... but ASCENT has gotten rave reviews from everyone who's played it.

And while bugs have been reported on the Cyanide video RPG, most of the reviews I have seen have given the game high marks for "story, plot, and immersion," the very things you say are important.
insurrbution
May. 3rd, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
That makes two of us...but I was attracted by the premise of this one. I support Greyjoy, and my lord's name is 'Goffrey'...pretty cool to make one's own banner, etc.

i'm curious, how much input did you yourself have on this one? Names, any writing, did you approve any sigils or character names??
grrm
May. 3rd, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
My job is to write the books. I leave the games to the folks who know and understand them.
insurrbution
May. 3rd, 2013 11:49 am (UTC)
Ah, as well I'd figured. The Ascent game feels like a part of your books, or the HBO series, so it's very interesting to able to interact in some form in the world you've created, be it by book or screen.

I'm also looking forward to (hopefully) beta testing the Thrones MMO. I was a World of Warcraft player, but left...of my own free will.
Sgath218
May. 4th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to reply to my suggestion. I have not played the game so perhaps I have prejudged it. I guess the bulk of my message is meant to convey how amazing it would be to see a developer like Bethesda or some other critically acclaimed studio do with your work what HBO has done in the television medium. I truly believe your writing in any medium deserves something that is not just good or given "high marks" but just as the HBO series is, should be of outstanding quality. I understand that's not necessarily the best or only way to go, just personal preference I suppose as a big fan of both the video game medium and your writing. Anyways, thanks for reading!

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