Remember when fantasy author George R.R. Martin announced that Cyanide Studios was working on two games (one a real-time strategy game, the other a role-playing game) based on his A Song of Ice and Fire series? Today we received a press release that sheds light on A Game of Thrones: Genesis (the RTS title), though unfortunately it doesn't contain any information about the RPG:
FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE AND CYANIDE ANNOUNCE "A GAME OF THRONES: GENESIS"
We are very pleased to announce that Focus Home Interactive will publish "A Game of Thrones: Genesis", Cyanideâ€™s new strategy game, adapted from George R.R. Martin's famous series of best-sellers novels "A Song of Ice and Fire".
Today, we reveal the first 2 artworks from this game in which you will have to match your political prowess with your strategic and military skills!
"A Game of Thrones: Genesis" plunges you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Families that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros.
However, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. The innovative game mechanics provide players with numerous paths to success: will you opt for a military, economic or diplomatic approach? Trickery, treachery and deceit are widespread and you will constantly have to watch your back if you want to avoid a bitter defeat!
Peacefully or forcefully annex surrounding territories, besiege enemy castles, send spies to infiltrate behind enemy lines, assassinate trouble-making officers or capture them to ask for a ransom... When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground!
About Focus Home Interactive Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania , Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. For additional information about the company and its video games, please visit the official website: www.focus-home.com
About Cyanide Studio Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager â€“ Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin. http://www.cyanide-studio.com
Hopefully this means that the RPG announcement isn't too far away.