Facebook Is The Perfect Place To Play A Game Of Thrones

Facebook Is The Perfect Place To Play A Game Of Thrones

Today, developer Disruptor Beams launches the open beta for Game of Thrones Ascent for Facebook, and I couldn’t imagine a more fitting platform. It’s got social and political intrigue, it’s regularly the staging ground for massive wars, and your family members are just a click away in case you need… military support. Yes.

Game of Thrones Ascent is a mostly text-based massively multiplayer online strategy game that casts players in the role of the head of a noble house, pledged to one of the major players in the land of Westeros. Cast your lot with House Stark, Lannister, Baratheon (my choice), Greyjoy or Targaryen and then choose your path of power — trade, combat or intrigue. Hire Sworn Swords and send them on quests, fight with or against your friends — it’s very much a Game of Thrones experience, only with more city building and resource management.

The developers show a deep reverence and respect for the source material, and their pledge to add more content throughout the life of the game based on player suggestions makes me hopeful that this is the best social game series fans could hope for.

The game’s running a bit slow at the moment, as Westerosian hopefuls flood the newly-open lands, but it’s certainly playable. Go see for yourself. It’s fun for the whole family!


  • eventually facebook and origin or steam will join forces, and be a gaming / social network platform. It’s only a matter of time.

  • Nope. No more tie ins for me till the books are finished. I want confirmation that this series will even have an ending before i get back into it. Love your work George, but 2 books in 13 years is a bit hard to accept.

    • I’ve given up for the moment after the last book… But in doing so have discovered Steven erikson’s Malazan book of the fallen series.. So I’m not that unhappy, I just wish they would start to make some games in this world…

  • Been a while since I played a decent text-driven strategy game.

    So, here’s hoping that this one doesn’t fall in the usual brand of ‘1 week to upgrade your building or X tokens for Y dollars!’ that so many FB games fall into.

    • Sadly, it does. Interesting concept but I don’t feel like grinding for a week on resource gathering just to afford something.

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