Disruptor Beam

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Disruptor Beam, Inc.
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2010; 9 years ago (2010)
Key people
Jon Radoff (CEO)
Hank Howie (COO)
ProductsGame of Thrones Ascent
Star Trek Timelines
The Walking Dead: March to War

Disruptor Beam, Inc. is a developer of mobile and social game products based in Framingham, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 2010.[1] The company is known for developing a social and mobile game based on Game of Thrones (set during the A Song of Ice and Fire novels).[2][3][4] Game of Thrones Ascent was released on Facebook and web platforms in 2013, followed by iPad/iOS and Android devices in 2014.[5] In 2014, the company announced a partnership with CBS to create Star Trek Timelines, a strategy roleplaying game featuring characters from all of the Star Trek eras.[6]

The company is led by CEO Jon Radoff and is backed by investors including GrandBanks Capital, Google Ventures, Romulus Capital, Harmonix founders and executives Eran Egozy, Alex Rigopulos; Converge Venture Partners; and E Ink founder Russ Wilcox.[7][8] The company secured its Series A round in November 2014, which added GrandBanks Capital to its list of investors [9] The company was the 2013 winner of the Mass Technology Leadership Council's Innovative Technology - Digital Games award for Game of Thrones Ascent[10]

In 2016, the company announced a partnership with Skybound Entertainment to produce The Walking Dead: March to War, a mobile game based on The Walking Dead comic books. This game per developer is shutting down January 31,2019.[11]



  1. ^ Scott Kirsner, March 26, 2010, Boston Globe, "Vidgame couple build new venture around 'social gaming' trend," [1]
  2. ^ Kate Cox, May 21, 2012, Kotaku, "The Newest Player in the Game of Thrones Marches its Armies onto Facebook," [2]
  3. ^ Mike Snider, May 21, 2012, USA Today, Game of Thrones Facebook game announced, [3]
  4. ^ John Gaudiosi (2012), "'Game of Thrones' Fans Get First Facebook Social Game," Hollywood Reporter, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/game-of-thrones-facebook-social-game-327283
  5. ^ Winter Is Coming, July 17, 2014, "Game of Thrones Ascent Launches on iPhone and Android," [4]
  6. ^ Keohane,Dennis. "Disruptor Beam launches new Enterprise with Star Trek multiverse game". Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  7. ^ Scott Kirsner, May 21, 2012, Boston Globe, Game startup Disruptor Beam collects funding, [5]
  8. ^ Kyle Alspach, Boston Business Journal, June 18, 2013,Disruptor Beam gets Google Ventures funding to expand 'Game of Thrones Ascent', http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/startups/2013/06/disruptor-beam-adds-google-ventures-as.html?page=all
  9. ^ Kyle Alspach, November 19, 2014, BostInno.com, 'Star Trek Timelines' Maker Disruptor Beam Gets $3M & Plans More Pop Culture Games, [6]
  10. ^ MassTLC Awards 2013, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "The Walking Dead: March to War". Disruptor Beam. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  12. ^ "New Story-Driven Walking Dead Game Announced for Mobile". GameSpot. Retrieved 2016-11-14.

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