Monday, 21 May 2012

Game of Thrones Facebook game on its way


George R. R. Martin's masterful series of books titled "A Song of Ice and Fire" have taken the world by storm.

But, to be very honest...I had never heard of these books at all until the Game of Thrones TV series was released. The title of the first book was used for the series, and also seems to be the title for any Video Game based on the literature or TV series as well.

Two games have already surfaced, and unfortunately have not been anything worth talking about (unlike the above.)

The first was a RTS called "Game of Thrones : Genesis" which was unfortunately not well received and didn't match the high standards that the fans had.

The second, simply titled "Game of Thrones" is an action RPG due for release in June and although the game hasn't been released yet, IGN (who had a chance to play the game before release) criticized the game for its low-quality graphics, bad sound design, animations and voice acting. Apparently the combat also gets incredibly repetitive as well, but the game was praised for it's well-crafted plot.

Both games were developed by a game development company named Cyanide. 

Game of Thrones : Ascent is the latest game to have popped up based on the series, and will surprisingly be a facebook game. Developed by Distruptor Beam (unlike the previous two games), the game looks to bring the unique environment of Westeros to us in a more social form.

Apparently very story driven, the game will allow you to take the role of a noble, choosing which particular faction you want to play for. The purpose of the game will be to develop your own lands, improve your reputation and assign "Sworn Swords" to quest for you.

Much of the conflict and political intrigue that makes the books and series as interesting as they are does stand a slight chance to making itself available on such a diverse and social platform, but the risk still remains that it just becomes another farmville.

Currently the only Facebook game I currently with any enthusiasm is Angry Birds, so it would need to be something special in order to keep me as a fan interested.

Who knows though.

Even though it's not looking so good for the Game of Thrones series as a game franchise so far, I'll do my best to remain an optimist.







 

 




1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the support! Be sure to sign up for our beta test by Liking our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GameOfThronesAscent

    See you there!

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