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  Game of Thrones Ascent Now in Open Beta!
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02/21/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

MEDIA ALERT

(Boston, MA) – Disruptor Beam, the Boston-based game company that brings together fan communities and online games, in partnership with HBO Global Licensing and George R.R. Martin, announces that Game of Thrones Ascent will begin open beta on Facebook today. Game of Thrones fans can play Game of Thrones Ascent now by visiting https://apps.facebook.com/gamethrones/.  Players can access all game content during this open beta period, and Disruptor Beam will add both planned and new, player-requested features throughout the life of the game.

ABOUT GAME OF THRONES ASCENT

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: 

·         Rule your own noble house! Upgrade your holdings over time. Build your keep, your lands and your forces.

·         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.

·         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.

For more information about Game of Thrones Ascent or Disruptor Beam, visit www.DisruptorBeam.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Elicia Basoli

For Disruptor Beam

617-877-7497

press@disruptorbeam.com