Watch out, Defiance
: You're not the only transmedia synergy wiz-kid on the block! Game of Thrones Ascent
announced that it's started to release weekly updates that will tie into the previous night's broadcasted TV episode.
As the first episode of Game of Thrones' third season premiered last night, the first episode of Ascent's
new content went live today. It's titled Episode 1: Valar Dohaeris and adds "dozens" of new quests, multiplayer alliance challenges, a power leaderboard, and a siege workshop.
Developer Disruptor Beam
released some stats for the title (which is still in beta!). The studio says that 43% of the players so far have pledged allegiance to the Starks, 25% to the Targaryens, and 15% to the Lannisters. More players choose to fight (35%) than any other action, and the Neck is the most popular destination in the game world (16%).
[Source: Disruptor Beam press release]