Disruptor Beam’s Game of Thrones: Ascent could be the fix fans of the series need while the HBO show is on hiatus. The social and browser game, which is available online through Facebook, Kongregate and Disruptor Beam’s web site, is not surprisingly heavily intertwined with the storyline of the massively popular HBO series. Although the game story initially starts in the books, preceding events in the show’s firsts season, they eventually tie closely to what the TV show has covered over three seasons.
According to Jessica Sliwinski, the game’s lead narrative designer at Disruptor Beam, the authenticity of the game’s narrative comes from a close relationship between the developer, producers of the show at HBO, and author George R. R. Martin.
In this exclusive interview with [a]list daily, Sliwinski and Disruptor Beam community director Katie Postma delve into the storyline and what players experience in the free-to-play game.