Starz Plays on Facebook with Camelot: The Game

Good news for Facebook gamers. Here is a new game. Camelot: The Game is free to play and brings players a unique gaming challenge that combines resource management and turn-based battle/combat game mechanics. It immerses you into King Arthur’s Camelot as lord of your own hamlet.

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.

Presented in association with international distributor GK-tv, Camelot: The Game is Starz Digital Media’s second global social media game launch to leverage a new Starz Originals series, following this past January’s Spartacus: Gods of the Arena social game.

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“Camelot” fans who register on Facebook ( and enter the password “Merlin” will be eligible to play the sneak preview.

Starz Digital Media has partnered with social media gaming publisher 6waves to launch the Rise of Camelot social game.

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“Fans of social gaming, the ‘Camelot’ original series, and the ‘Spartacus’ Facebook game, are sure to love ‘Camelot: The Game,” said Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media.

“Camelot” is the latest event television series from STARZ. the first two episodes debuted on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10pm et/pt, following a successful sneak preview on STARZ on Feb. 25, after the conclusion of “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.” “Camelot” premiered on STARZ.

The 10-episodes of “Camelot” is a fresh telling of one of the western world’s most revered tales, says the company.

The game announcement was made Monday, May 16.

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