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13 January, 2014

Winter is Coming To iOS - Game of Thrones: Ascent Announced

Like many of the noble families in the kingdom of Westeros, the Game of Thrones franchise continues to expand its influence. The Facebook strategy-RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent will be invading iOS “in the near future,” according to developer Disruptor Beam during an interview with Gamezebo.

For those unfamiliar with the game, you take the role of the head of a minor House in Westeros during a time of political and social upheaval. George R. R. Martin himself describes Ascent as featuring “alliance building, treachery, marriages, murders and, most of all, the constant struggle to be the greatest house in Westeros.” Yep, sounds like a Game of Thrones game to me.

A neat feature of the Facebook version is that while the HBO series is running, the game receives content updates, including quests and items, featured in the previous episode aired on TV. The trailer below gives you a great insight into the game, but we do know that those of your with Facebook accounts will be able to transfer them across to the mobile version for cross-platform play.

Keep an eye on this one. It has already won a number of awards, including the 2013 Facebook Game of the Year in the Staff Picks category. If you need something to get stuck into while you wait, check out ABCs of RPGs series, or our Top 50 iPad Indie Games of 2013.

By: Stephen Mitchell

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