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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.


Mar. 3rd, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Sad
oh whatever this man deserves every offer that is made
But George is not some sort of absentee landlord. He has exceptionally strong control (relatively!) and high standards. It will be especially difficult for the corporate overlords to use his name for crap.
Mar. 3rd, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Sad
I appreciate the kind words, and vote of confidence.

And I do indeed try to exercise some kind of quality control over every product with my name attached. FWIW, I must turn down five offers for every one I accept.

That being said, there are some areas where I simply have to trust my partners. My expertise is limited, and so are the number of hours in the day. In many cases, the best you can do is try and partner with the best people you can find, and put themselves in their hands.

I think we've done that with Jon Radoff and his team at Disruptor Beam. I have every confidence that these bugs and glitches people are reporting will be working out. That's the whole purpose of beta-testing as I understand it, after all.


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