Winter Is Coming…To Your iPad With Game Of Thrones Ascent

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Disruptor Beam and HBO revealed on Wednesday the debut of Game of Thrones Ascent on the iPad. It was originally released in 2013 as a Facebook game, making last year’s Facebook Games of the Year list to boot.

Now you can play Game of Thrones Ascent on your iPad, leading the life of a noble in Westeros, collaborating and conniving with other players in a persistent online world.

The game is based on the books by George RR Martin and the resulting rave-reviewed HBO television show of the same name. You’ll take part in story-driven quests to get deep into the lore of the Game of Thrones universe, building your own keeps, developing land, and creating a reputation among the Great Houses of Westeros. You’ll play through marriages, betrothals, agreements, diplomatic pacts and more, working with (and backstabbing) other players to rise to the top of the game’s Power Rankings.

The game is ported from Facebook, but it takes full advantage of iOS, with enhanced art for Retina display iPads, Game Center leaderboards and a new user interface to best run on a mobile touchscreen tablet like the iPad.

“We recognize that tablets are actually where so many Game of Thrones fans are either reading the books or watching the TV show,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and Founder of Disruptor Beam. “So, it makes perfect sense that we bring this great game, which 2 million players have already enjoyed online, to the iPad, giving Game of Thrones fans even more of a chance to immerse themselves in Westeros.”

The development team has been adding a ton of content since the game’s debut last year, and promise to continue to do so, leading right up into Season 4 of the Game of Thrones television show, including new plot lines as they are revealed on TV.

Available for free in the App Store right now, Game of Thrones Ascent should be available for Android tablets “soon.”

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