(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/

 

Game of Thrones Ascent Open Beta Launch – FTW!

Game of Thrones AscentFor the past 4 or 5 months, I’ve been working with the team at Disruptor Beam and also collaborating with HBO on the launch of open beta for Game of Thrones Ascent, the first ever social game based on HBO’s TV series and George R.R. Martin’s books.

Our beta launch was a ripe opportunity to communicate with key gaming, technology, entertainment and Boston-based media about the game and explain to press (and fans) why it is different from other Facebook games on the market today. After months of planning and prep for our launch, we saw widespread coverage of the game during its launch week, as a result of my efforts.

It was an incredible experience to help promote a game based on a franchise that I absolutely adore and to witness over 100k people who share my passion hop into the game in less than a week’s time span, was amazing. To give you a sense of some of the coverage I was able to secure, below is a summary of just a handful of the best stories that were posted surrounding the game’s open beta launch!

Boston Globe: “Hub Firm’s Game of Thrones Game Set to Launch on Facebook” http://bostonglobe.com/business/2013/02/21/boston-video-game-company-disruptor-beam-launches-game-thrones-ascent/4zuDMb4sSWchBLFU1Lmq9J/story.html

Kotaku

 

Kotaku: “Facebook is the Perfect Place to Play a Game of Thrones”
http://kotaku.com/5986013/facebook-is-the-perfect-place-to-play-a-game-of-thrones

Mashable: “Game of Thrones Facebook Game Now Open to Fans”
http://mashable.com/2013/02/25/game-of-thrones-facebook/

Games.com: “Game of Thrones Ascent Charges Into Open Beta on Facebook”http://blog.games.com/2013/02/21/game-of-thrones-ascent-launch/

GameZebo.com: “Game of Thrones Ascent Review”
http://www.gamezebo.com/games/game-thrones-ascent/review

Massively / Joystiq.com: “Rise and Shiny: Game of Thrones Ascent”
http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/03/rise-and-shiny-game-of-thrones-ascent/

Inside Social Games: “Game of Thrones Ascent Review”
http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2013/02/22/game-of-thrones-ascent-review/

The Escapist: “Game of Thrones Ascent Enters Open Beta” http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122295-Game-of-Thrones-Facebook-Game-Enters-Open-Beta