Game of Thrones Ascent’s iPad Launch & Season 4 Kick-Off

I’ve been working with Disruptor Beam for the past couple of years to help promote the company, along with their hit game ‘Game of Thrones Ascent’ based off of the HBO TV series and books by George R.R. Martin. Following a successful Facebook and Web launch in 2013, the team at Disruptor Beam has been focused on the game’s mobile launch. The first mobile platform for the game is iPad, which we just announced last week.  This month has been busy, to say the least!

Leading into our iPad launch, we formally announced a partnership with Kongregate to publish the mobile versions of the game. After some targeted pitching and outreach, the announcement led to some good, positive business-focused coverage including with sites like Polygon and Pocket Gamer.

As we eased into our launch day, which occurred just in time for the Season 4 premiere of the show on HBO, I helped to line up numerous stories across gaming media to help promote the game and drive installs. Coverage appeared across sites like GameSpot, Kotaku, VentureBeat, Fortune, ShackNews and many others (see a selection of coverage further below). The game was also featured by Apple during launch week, which was a huge win for the company!

Elicia on ThroneAs the iPad version of the game was taking off, the Season 4 premiere was just on the horizon! The Disruptor Beam team was invited to HBO to attend a special pre-screening of the first episode in Boston. For about 400 attendees, the Disruptor Beam team was able to showcase the tablet version of the game to attendees. Plus, the majority of the staff attended the event itself because, well, who wouldn’t miss an event like this one! We all got to sit upon the iron throne, enjoy the first episode, and talk up our new iPad game!

Here’s a photo of me sitting on the throne – I just happen to be pregnant as well, so this is my “Mother of Dragons” pose 🙂

Selection of iPad Launch Day Coverage

GameSpot.com

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/play-this-game-of-thrones-ipad-game-while-you-wait-for-the-show-to-come-back/1100-6418564/

Kotaku.com

http://kotaku.com/the-social-strategy-of-game-of-thrones-ascent-is-now-a-1552283747

Polygon.com

http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/26/5551390/game-of-thrones-ascent-out-now-on-ios-android-version-coming-soon

Fortune / CNN

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/04/04/game-of-thrones/

ShackNews.com

http://www.shacknews.com/article/83734/game-of-thrones-ascent-out-now-on-ios

VentureBeat / GamesBeat

http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/26/winter-is-coming-to-the-ipad-game-of-thrones-ascent-now-available-for-apples-tablets/

SlidetoPlay.com

http://www.slidetoplay.com/news/game-of-thrones-ascent-released/

TouchArcade.com

http://toucharcade.com/2014/03/26/new-iphone-games-march-27/

Pocket Gamer (news)

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+of+Thrones%3A+Ascent/news.asp?c=58480

Pocket Gamer (review)

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+of+Thrones%3A+Ascent/review.asp?c=58571

Pocket Gamer (guide)

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+of+Thrones%3A+Ascent/feature.asp?c=58636

CultofMac.com (News)

http://www.cultofmac.com/271768/winter-coming-ipad-game-thrones-ascent/

InsideMobileApps.com

http://www.insidemobileapps.com/2014/03/27/disruptor-beam-brings-game-of-thrones-ascent-to-ipad/

148Apps.com

http://www.148apps.com/news/game-thrones-ascent-game-based-popular-show-ipad/

BetaBoston.com

http://betaboston.com/gallery/2014/03/31/game-of-thrones-ascent-ipad-apple-facebook-disruptor-beam/

Pocket-Lint.com

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/128264-think-you-re-ready-for-game-of-thrones-season-4-10-ways-to-enjoy-it-even-more

EuroGamer.net

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-03-27-game-of-thrones-ascent-hits-ipad

GameSided.com

http://gamesided.com/2014/03/28/winter-comes-mobile-game-of-thrones-ascent-now-ios/

TheSlanted.com

http://theslanted.com/2014/03/14339/ahead-game-thrones-season-four-premiere-ascent-launches-ipad/

Arcade Sushi (review)

http://arcadesushi.com/game-of-thrones-ascent-review-ios/

Digital Spy (review)

http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/levelup/a561553/mobile-reviews-game-of-thrones-ascent-star-wars-assault-team-more.html#~oAbbYpcyZuVvhR

iPad Insight (review)

http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-app-reviews/ipad-game-review-game-of-thrones-ascent/

onRPG.com

http://www.onrpg.com/articles/editorial/game-of-thrones-ascent-now-on-ipad-in-time-for-season-4/

9to5Mac.com

http://9to5mac.com/2014/03/26/hbos-game-of-thrones-ascent-game-comes-to-ipad-ahead-of-season-4-debut/

GameMob.com

http://gamemob.com/news/game-of-thrones-ascent-is-now-available-on-ipad/

TabTimes.com

http://tabtimes.com/news/ipad-game/2014/03/26/game-thrones-ascent-ascended-ipad-today-android-release-imminent

VG247.com

http://www.vg247.com/2014/03/27/game-of-thrones-ascent-out-now-on-ipad/

PocketTactics.com

http://www.pockettactics.com/news/ios-news/new-releases/tonight-sometimes-die-little-big-adventure-shattered-planet/

PadGadget.com

http://www.padgadget.com/2014/03/26/winter-is-coming-game-of-thrones-ascent-is-now-available-in-the-app-store/

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