Making a game of “Game of Thrones”

"Anyone who watches “Game of Thrones,” the hit HBO series about kings, warriors, and wizards, can’t help but notice one thing: the people in the show’s mythical, medieval world, are simply not very nice to each other. In fact, without all the backstabbing and skullduggery, it simply wouldn’t be “Game of Thrones.”

"So when our Cambridge-based game company, Disruptor Beam Inc., set out to build “Game of Thrones: Ascent,” we knew we would have to capture that behavior. It was really important to us to go back to the source material, to talk to George R.R Martin, the author of the original books the show is based on, to talk to the show runners at HBO, and think about how we could best create a game that brings across the experience that draws fans to the books and the series."

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