Today we announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on DisruptorBeam.com, the third platform currently available to players in addition to Facebook and Kongregate.
The first social game based on the award-winning HBO® series and literary works of George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones Ascent, launched in open beta on Facebook in February and Kongregate in April. Fans can now lead the life of a noble, playing with (or against) each other in a persistent world that spans all three platforms. Players can access the same content from Facebook and Kongregate for free and with no Facebook account required at: GoTA.DisruptorBeam.com.
“We’re thrilled with how well fans have reacted to Game of Thrones Ascent, with close to a million installs since February,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and Founder of Disruptor Beam. “Players have told us that they are looking for social game experiences beyond Facebook, so we’re excited to now provide the game on our website. This is just the beginning for DisruptorBeam.com, which we plan to transform into a go-to portal for story-based social game experiences in the future.”
Each week during Season 3 of the HBO TV series, Disruptor Beam releases new quests, in-game items and more, allowing players to live out the storyline of the show in-game. New content updates will go live on Facebook, Kongregate and DisruptorBeam.com simultaneously moving forward.
Game of Thrones Ascent is a new type of social game that unites both story and strategy allowing players to lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval portrayed in the books and TV series. 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 with new friends and much more.
Game of Thrones Ascent allows players the opportunity to make various moral decisions that not only impact other players, but the storyline as well. With deep and immersive political and social play authentic to the world of Westeros and involving diplomatic agreements, pacts, marriages and betrothals, a player’s alignment and destiny truly lies in their own hands.
Key game features and actions that players can take part in include:
· Become the most powerful noble in Westeros! Choose your path to success through battle, intrigue or trade. Watch your Power rank increase as you take actions in game.
· Become a bannerman to one of the Great Houses! Choose your loyalties among Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Greyjoy or Targaryen.
· Rule your own noble house! Upgrade your holdings over time. Build your keep, your lands and your forces.
· Customize your character. Select your lineage and alignment. Create your own family banner.
· Build and acquire resources. Send your Sworn Swords on quests and adventures, involving your house in familiar events across Westeros while gaining wealth and Power.
· Work with (and sometimes against) your friends. Take part in interactive player-vs-player action, overcoming major challenges and adversaries.
· Play alongside the TV series! With each new TV episode of Game of Thrones, new quests, in-game items and more are added to the game, allowing you to live out the storyline in-game.
· Form in-game alliances with fellow fans! Create your own sub-community within the game to discuss the TV series, game and more.