Monday, September 12, 2011

Explore history of Westeros in A Game of Thrones: Genesis

Yesterday, George R. R. Martin put up a post on his blog entitled "A Taste of Cyanide." It detailed the new fantasy strategy game being released by Cyanide Studios based on the lore of A Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones: Genesis, which is set to release on September 28, immerses the player in conflicts and intrigue between the Houses of Westeros. The game allows players to take different avenues to claiming power: economic, militaristic, or political, with many choices allowing you to complete your goal. More info and teaser trailer after the break!

Thar be dragons!
Players will be able to experience the 1000 years of history leading up to the action in A Game of Thrones. You will be able to interact with characters like Aegon the Conqueror and experience the battles of his invasion and claim for the Iron Throne and possibly come face to face with Whitewalkers. You will undertake a single player campaign which allows you to build prestige for your house as you lay claim to the Iron Throne. There are opportunities for assassinations, deception, but as well as brute force as you crush your opponents. Like with most strategy games, you'll deploy units to help do your bidding. Examples of units in AGOT: Genesis are Great Lords, Noble Ladies, and even Bastards. According to the AGOT: Genesis website, "A bastard appears when a Great Lord takes too long to marry." You can utilize marriage for political alliances.

Martin also said that a division of Cyanide is also developing an online role playing game for Game of Thrones. You can check out A Game of Thrones: Genesis on their website and Facebook page. You can pre-order it on Steam now for a 10% discount at a price of $35.99. A Game of Thones: Genesis will be released September 28, 2011 and is for PC.

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