The popular HBO show Game of Thrones will head to Facebook as a social game.
Disruptor Beam, a Boston-based game company, will responsable for turning the mythical land of Westeros into a social experience for Facebook players in Game of Thrones Ascent. The game will be set in the world of the HBO show, which is based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of books.
Players will have a chance to play a noble sworn to one of the seven great houses — the power players like the Starks, Lannisters and Greyjoys — and then explore a land of political intrigue and danger. Set during the timeline of the show, the world of Westeros is at war as each of the great houses fights amongst themselves to claim the Iron Throne, making it hard to trust anyone.
“Everyone at Disruptor Beam was a huge fan of Game of Thrones long before we began working on the game, so we recognize that other fans expect character-driven conflict and intrigue to take center stage in our new game. Westeros is the perfect setting to deliver on our vision of weaving stories through decisions and social interactions,” said Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam, in a press release Monday.
While Disruptor Beam hasn’t released much about the gameplay, they said the game will game will play heavily into Facebook’s social features, and ask players to make moral and political choices with their friends similar to the big risks taken in the series.
Disruptor Beam has yet to set a release date for the game.
Game of Thrones is wrapping up its second season on HBO, with the season finale on June 3. The series has already been renewed for a third season, which will cover parts of the third book in the series, A Storm of Swords.
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