HBO Expands ‘Thrones’ Game


HBO Licensing has teamed up with Zynga to bring its Game of Thrones social game to new platforms.

“Game of Thrones Ascent,” which was developed by Disruptor Beam, launched in open beta testing on Facebook and Kongregate in February and has since been installed more than 500,000 times.

"Zynga is a true leader in the industry, and we are thrilled that they will be working with us and Disruptor Beam to make this fantastic game available to fans through multiple platforms," says James Costos, vice president, HBO Global Licensing. "The response to the Facebook launch of ‘Game of Thrones Ascent’ has been incredible, and we expect that to continue as more users opt in to the game."

In “Game of Thrones Ascent” players lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval portrayed in the books and HBO TV series. Players claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they'll swear allegiance to, secure their holdings, develop their lands and personal reputation and assign sworn swords to quests, all while forging alliances with new friends.

Be sure the check out the June print edition for more in-depth coverage of HBO’s Game of Thrones licensing program.