(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/

 

Indie Studio Breaks Through English Language Barrier with Therian Saga

Therian-Saga-Logo-MediumAfter attending the Montreal International Game Summit last fall, I started working with an interesting indie studio based out of Quebec City called Virtys. A handful of RPG superfans, the Virtys team had been working for years on their complex browser-based MMO, Fatecraft. With French being their primary language, the game released in French in the summer of 2013 with much interest  – over 50,000 players (a great starting community for an indie game). After experiencing this success, the studio decided that they wanted to branch out and start working on an English-language version of the game and with a new name – Therian Saga.

Well, they just launched their English-language open beta with my PR help last week! Hundreds of accounts have already been created in just a couple days, and it continues to grow. We’ve seen some decent press coverage surrounding the game thus far, and many more interested in meeting up with the team at PAX East in April and beyond. We’ll be formally launching the English version later this spring!

Some snapshots at coverage from the past week follows below. To play and stay tuned on the game’s progression visit www.TherianSaga.com.

Massively.com – MMObility: A Newbie’s Look at the Fantastic Therian Saga

LoreHound.com – Therian Saga Open Beta Preview, Part 1

Joystiq.com – Browser RPG Therian Saga Now in Open Beta

ShackNews.com – French MMO Therian Saga Launches English Beta

MMORPG.com – Therian Saga English Beta Begins Today

GameSided.com – French RPG Fatecraft Enters English Open Beta as Therian Saga

onRPG.com – Therian Saga Enters Open Beta

PAX East: Speaker Deadline January 4th!

I’m abnormally excited for PAX East 2013. Seriously, I can’t wait. New year, new opportunities, new games and all in Boston – YAY! If you’re in the industry and are interested in speaking in 2013, hurry! The deadline for session proposals is January 4th.