Game of Thrones: Ascent launches on iPhone and Android
By Lightbringer on in News.

Disruptor Beam has announced in partnership with HBO Global Licensing and Kongregate that their social game, Game of Thrones: Ascent, is now available to play on iPhone and Android.

Game of Thrones: Ascent allows fans to immerse themselves in the world of Westeros beyond the books and show, living the life of a noble. After reaching millions of players on Facebook, and recently launching an iPad version, the team is excited to bring their game to a larger audience.

“While we have more than 4 million players across the existing web and iPad versions of Game of Thrones Ascent, we know there are still many people who prefer to play games on their iPhone or Android phones and tablets,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and Founder of Disruptor Beam. “We’re thrilled to now extend the game to an even wider audience! We’ve re-designed the user interface so that players can now enjoy the same great gameplay that they’ve seen online, but on these new devices.”

They’ll also be adding new content to keep fans busy through the off-season.

“Even though Season 4 is over, the backstabbing and betrothals do not need to end!” said Rich Gallup, Executive Producer for Game of Thrones Ascent. “As the long wait for Season 5 begins, you can play through Seasons 1 through 4 in Game of Thrones Ascent. In fact, tens of thousands of people have already followed Daenerys to Yunkai and given counsel at Tyrion’s Trial — and that is just the beginning! We’ll be adding tons of exciting new content in the coming months including thousands of original quests, new items, updated features and more.”

The game is available to download now in the App Store, and on Google Play.

More details and screenshots below:


Game of Thrones Ascent Now Available on iPhone® and Android with More Game Content Than Ever Before

Disruptor Beam expands popular social game for Game of Thrones® fans worldwide via the Apple App and Google Play Stores

July 17th, 2014 (Framingham, MA) – Disruptor Beam, the company that brings together fan communities and games, in partnership with HBO Global Licensing and Kongregate, has today announced that Game of Thrones Ascent is now available on Apple iPhone and Android devices! First released online in 2013, followed by iPad in April 2014, Game of Thrones Ascent is the first social game based on the award-winning HBO® show and literary works of George R.R. Martin. Fans can now remain immersed in the world of Westeros even beyond the end of Season 4 of the show on their mobile phones. Download the game in the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/game-of-thrones-ascent/id799145075?mt=8, as well as in the Google Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kongregate.mobile.gameofthronesascent.google, starting today.

With Game of Thrones Ascent, fans can immerse themselves beyond the books and show, living the life of a noble in Westeros, working with (or against) each other in a persistent, authentic game world. Taking part in thousands of story-driven quests, players delve deeply into the lore and develop their own lands and reputation among the Great Houses. Players explore an expansive world filled with deep political and social play involving diplomatic agreements, pacts, marriages, and betrothals. Through Alliance challenges, players work with hundreds of others to accomplish great tasks and rise to the top of the Power Rankings.

Disruptor Beam updates Game of Thrones Ascent on a weekly basis, which will continue throughout 2014 and will include:

  • Alliance-vs-Alliance (AvA) World Events: Alliance members will now do more than just compete for fame and fortune! Earn special rewards for your Alliance in a new World Events system where every player can help bring victory to their friends. In the new system, all Alliances will get a chance to complete Boss Challenges tied to AvA phases that run for several weeks at a time, culminating in game-wide events that involve all players! The AvA system, which sparks fierce competition among players, will continue to see expansions throughout the remainder of this year.
  • Crafting System Updates: In the coming weeks, Disruptor Beam will vastly expand the breadth of in-game item production, a key component to players’ advancement. These new updates will bring better chances to players for crafting powerful items, like dragon eggs! In addition, a new item evolution system will help players actually grow and advance their existing items. For the lucky few who have hatched a dragon egg, they will soon be able to see another cycle of life for their dragon!
  • Original Storyline & Quests Expansion: New, original storylines have been and will continue to be introduced to players after the end of Season 4 of the show, along with new items, boss fights and more.

Game of Thrones Ascent is a social game that unites both story and strategy. It was honored by Facebook as a “Staff Favorite” in their 2013 Games of the Year roundup. 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 moral decisions that not only impact other players, but the storyline as well. Key features 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, Targaryen, Tyrell, Martell or Tully.
  • Rule your own noble house! Upgrade your holdings over time. Build your keep, your lands and your army of fighters, merchants and spies.
  • Customize your character. Select your lineage and alignment. Create your own family’s 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.
  • Form in-game alliances with fellow fans! Create your own community within the game to discuss the TV series, game and more. Take part in Alliance vs. Alliance battles and wars with your friends.
  • 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.

 

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21 Comments

  1. Canis Dirus
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone on WiC currently play this? If so, is it worth downloading?

  2. Lady Wolfsbane
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Hodor…

    Does anyone play this, does this game work decently now? I played it when it came out, so buggy I never got any improvements as I reincarnated over and over… took all the point out of it…

  3. Stannis, the mannis
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Canis Dirus,

    I woulnt recomend, i really enjoyed it for a few weeks but xit ends up being always the same thing… The only interesting part of the game is the “history” part of the game, in witch you play the game of thrones storyline in the eyes of a minor lord, you can choose who you support in the war and even talk to actual characters from GoT, but i got tired with it! Cuz it ends up being the same process with every detail in the story. The hole other part of growing your village and whatnot, is just boring. Dont waste the space on your mobile platform.

  4. Game of thrones fan cole
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Fug yeah! I can’t believe it! About time I say, in the name of Robert baratheon first of his name king of the andals and the first men i sentence you to download the app game of thrones ascent hold on your iphone

  5. Katie Postma
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Stannis, the mannis,

    Hi Stannis the Mannis, I’m sorry you feel this way. You’re a very active member of the Kong and Disruptor Beam communities; I assumed you were still having a great time! ;)

  6. davyJones
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    If anyone wants more from a GoT game check out a mod called Waestoros Total war (show version GoT Total War). You can choose which house to take control of during CoK. Large thousand men battles and full strategy map of Waestoros. Really fun and really tough to win as Starks!

  7. Daniel Richard
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    It’s repetitive, tedious, and the “waiting” element is silly.

    BUT, it’s got great artwork, engrossing story lines that GRRM himself helped write, and can really scratch that Game of Thrones itch.

  8. Rygar
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I’d rather play with my Dany and Doreah dollies.

  9. Lady Wolfsbane
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm… well, maybe I’ll check out the forums again, see if the basic bugs have been fixed…

  10. Easteros Bunny
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I played the Facebook version and it was lame.

    It’s just another silly “game” that cause you to wait long periods of time while you build a building or send a knight out on a quest.

    But, but if you’re unwilling to wait you can always speed up the process by using some in game item that allows you to speed up the waiting time.

    Oh, but how do you get this item? By paying real money of course “$5.99 for 50 gold to speed up the building process.” I can remember when games were games and not “apps” littered with in-app purchases.

    These games are a pox on the landscape , stop supporting and buying these types of games. They are utter crap!

  11. Bob
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I play this on iPad it works fine with some bugs, iphone it’s loaded with bugs I couldn’t design banner it said you need to impress the liege lord first but I finished that part ,overall I love this game I love this game, they need to fix the bugs

  12. caresrg
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I’d like it for Windows Phone. :)

  13. Ser Lucas Tyrell
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time.

  14. chriss
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t bother downloading it. The idea is good, but the execution is atrocious. Game breaking glitches, have finished text, place holder text not removed, a complete mess. It’s insulting, actually.

  15. Andy
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 4:05 am | Permalink

    I’m currently trying to play the Facebook version of this, but it’s so full of bugs that it’s basically an exercise in frustration.

  16. song
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    Katie Postma:
    Stannis, the mannis,

    Hi Stannis the Mannis, I’m sorry you feel this way. You’re a very active member of the Kong and Disruptor Beam communities; I assumed you were still having a great time! ;)

    LOL! called out!

  17. conal
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    really fun game, you get to make decisions on what kind of person you’ll be in westoros – wise and noble or an under-handed spy, downloaded it last night, it’s like reading the books but you have an effect on the story, if anyone wants to join my alliance it’s ‘pog mo throne’

  18. Jennifer Wohletz
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Well, I am having fun. This is a badass game, and I’m pleased as all seven hells that there is an Android app now, and all the haters can eat my nightsoil. :)

  19. Courtjezter
    Posted July 21, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    The app feels like a beta, it is so glitchy and unstreamlined it makes it difficult to play.

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