Game of Thrones Ascent aims to please fans with a Facebook game (exclusive)

Game startup Disruptor Beam has announced today the first Facebook game based on the award-winning novels by George R.R. Martin and the award-winning television show on HBO. Titled Game of Thrones Ascent, it is slated for an unspecified “future release” on Facebook. The developer plans to impress fans of the show and books alike with an authenticity and close-hewn relationship to the story-lines and characters of the popular series.

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Game of Thrones painstakingly recreated in Minecraft (video)

Some of the modern world’s most iconic institutions can be found in Minecraft: the Empire State building, a 1000:1 scale Monopoly board, the U.S.S. Enterprise, and–oh yeah–the planet Earth. But the video below tops them all, as gamers have taken it upon themselves to recreate the world of Game of Thrones piece-by-piece. The things we do for nerd cred….