Game of Thrones not a “good environment” for classic RPGs, says social dev

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:59 GMT

While not casting aspersions on existing interpretations, Jon Radoff of Game of Thrones Ascent developer Disruptor Beam thinks the property’s strengths lie elsewhere.

“I don’t think it’s a good environment about classic single player gamers. I have nothing to say about any games that might be set in the same universe,” the social CEO diplomatically told a-list.

“Traditionally, most RPGs are about beating up monsters and getting loot; that doesn’t work well in Westeros, but it’s a good universe for a strategic gameplay.”

Radoff noted that Westeros’s multi-factioned politics make fertile ground for social gaming, though.

“A lot of typical fantasy worlds like Lord of the Rings have clear cut good and evil where good guys form a band to fight evil and that’s not very dynamic for social games. In Game of Thrones Ascent, you can evoke all the feelings of the series,” he said.

“Westeros is a fascinating world for players to play in and be able to live out similar dramas and political intrigues that happen in the show.”

Game of Thrones Ascent is on its way to Facebook but has not been dated.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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