Disruptor Beam offered few details about the game, only saying it is currently being developed for future release on the social network, and suggesting that fans keep checking its website for updates. The developer did share the basic plot line:
In Game of Thrones Ascent, players will lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval, as portrayed in the books and the series, thus experiencing a new type of game that unites both story and strategy. Players will claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they’ll swear allegiance to, securing their holdings, developing their lands and personal reputation, and assigning sworn swords to quests — while forging alliances with new friends and much more.
HBO Vice President of Global Licensing James Costos said:
We recognize that one of the reasons “Game of Thrones” has been so successful is because of its large and ever-supportive fan community. For this reason, we are delighted to give our fans the opportunity to dive even further into the world of Westeros and live out tales of intrigue, sacrifice, and deception inspired by the stories they love.
Disruptor Beam Chief Executive Officer Jon Radoff added:
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. Game of Thrones Ascent will bring the world of Westeros to the over 500 million social game players in the market today, featuring original artwork in a highly engaging game experience that is, most important, fun for fans and their friends.