The Starz Original series, “Camelot,” gets its own social media game from Starz Digital Media, the digital and on-demand licensing arm of Starz, with the worldwide Beta launch of the new Camelot: The Game on Facebook.
The social media game offers several ways to recruit friends and assist each other to contribute to the glory of Camelot. Each player will begin with a special bonus based on a randomly assigned leader trait (for example, enhanced gold production or a defensive bonus in battle). Players may add their friends to their council table and get the benefit of pooling special bonuses. Players may also swap friends out of the council table at any time, providing another element of strategy to the game.
The social media game is free to play and brings players a unique gaming challenge that combines resource management and turn-based battle/combat game mechanics. The game immerses you into King Arthur’s Camelot as lord of your own hamlet.
I played the game for a bit today and honestly didn’t feel like the lord of my own hamlet. But it might be that “Camelot” fans may relate more to the social game than some who hasn’t seen the series, like me. I ventured on a Quest and killed a soldier, which was kind of fun, and contribute to the glory of Camelot. I also collected rocks, gold and wood, which upgraded my hamlet, earning me three new statuses.
But if I want to progress faster, I need Facebook credits, which are not available during the beta launch. If you want to play the game, you can by just entering the password “Merlin” and do let me know how you fared as the lord of your own hamlet.