(Disruptor) Beam Me Up! Star Trek Timelines Announced.

timelines_logo_color_bitmap_finalI’ve been working with Disruptor Beam for the past couple years to promote their hit social / mobile game, Game of Thrones Ascent. Well, the next big game for the company is based around a similarly huge IP…Star Trek! A story-driven game in which millions of fans will build their ultimate starship and crew, while exploring the vast Star Trek multiverse, Star Trek Timelines will be released across mobile and web platforms. One of the many things that will make this game great is that it brings together content and characters from a variety of Star Trek shows and series. You can have Spock and Captain Picard on your crew simultaneously!

More details about the game will be released as it develops, but we did just announce (in partnership with CBS) these initial details right before PAX East in Boston. Press reception has been great so far! Below is just a small selection of coverage resulting from my media outreach and coordination. Thanks to everyone that covered the news!

GamesBeat / Venture Beat
http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/08/star-trek-timelines-is-the-new-social-role-playing-title-from-the-game-of-thrones-ascent-team/
Beta Boston / Boston Globe
http://betaboston.com/news/2014/04/08/disruptor-beam-launches-new-enterprise-with-star-trek-multiverse-game/
GameSpot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-star-trek-strategy-rpg-announced-by-game-of-thrones-developer/1100-6418844/
Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/every-trek-generation-comes-together-in-star-trek-timel-1560747066
Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/08/game-of-thrones-ascent-studio-developing-strategic-mobile-star/?ncid=rss_truncated
Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/8/5593312/star-trek-timelines-trailer
Polygon (PAX Article / Interview)
http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/14/5614262/star-trek-timelines-disruptor-beam-interview
GameZebo
http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2014/04/17/trekkies-trekkies-star-trek-timelines-good-hands
Licensing.biz
http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/disruptor-beam-to-launch-new-star-trek-game/039881
Inside Mobile Apps
http://www.insidemobileapps.com/2014/04/08/disruptor-beam-announces-star-trek-timelines-for-web-mobile/
GameZebo
http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2014/04/08/star-trek-timelines-next-game-disruptor-beam
TouchArcade
http://toucharcade.com/2014/04/08/developers-of-game-of-thrones-ascent-announce-star-trek-timelines/
Shack News
http://www.shacknews.com/article/83943/star-trek-timelines-social-game-blends-all-the-tv-treks
ToyBook.com
http://toybook.com/disruptor-beam-to-develop-star-trek-strategy-roleplaying-game/
SideQuesting.com (PAX East)
http://www.sidequesting.com/2014/04/pax-east-14-disruptor-beam-star-trek-timelines/
Cult of Mac
http://www.cultofmac.com/273484/star-trek-timelines-set-beam-ipad-mac/
TheSlanted.com
http://theslanted.com/2014/04/14555/star-trek-timelines-latest-srpg-aimed-web-mobile-users/
Digital Spy
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a563372/star-trek-timelines-web-and-mobile-game-announced-by-disruptor-beam.html#~oARuAd6K5Mgnav
VG247.com
http://www.vg247.com/2014/04/09/game-of-thrones-ascent-developer-announces-mobile-strategy-star-trek-timelines/
LoreHound.com (PAX East)
http://lorehound.com/news/pax-east-2014-exclusive-star-trek-timelines-revives-whos-your-favorite-captain-debate/
Boston Magazine (PAX East)
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2014/04/10/pax-east-2014-survival-guide/

 

GameSpot, Escapist & Others Ride into Rohan (LOTRO)

One of my long-term clients (7 years – wow!) through 360 Public Relations has been Turbine, a part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer of The Lord of the Rings Online. I’ve helped to promote “LOTRO” since before the game’s initial launch in 2007. Turbine will soon launch the 4th major expansion pack for the game and it is particularly sweet because Riders of Rohan adds (drum roll, please)…Mounted Combat!

The expansion has received loads of pre-launch buzz, including previews surrounding E3 and  in-depth video features resulting from developer play sessions with media. Just some of the great coverage I secured leading into the Riders of Rohan launch has included: