If the RTS wasn’t enough, there are now at least three other video games in the works based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. This sudden influx of attention has been prompted by the uber-popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.
So – what’s in store?
Bigpoint Games is currently hard at work on an MMO set in the universe – details are fairly slim at this point, but we hear it will be free-to-play. The studio previously worked on Battlestar Galactica Online.
We also don’t know anything about the rumoured social game inspired by the novels, except that there’s one on the way. Not sure where from, not sure which social network it’ll tie into, and not sure how that’ll all operate. The concept of “FarmVille comes to Westeros” is a little terrifying, but something that would attract a bunch of fans/
What we do know a little about though, is the shiny new RPG from Cyanide Studio (who recently finished work on RTS release A Game of Thrones: Genesis). Based on an original story penned by Martin himself, it’s in the works for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and will be published by Atlus in North America.
In case you missed the memo, the second season of Game of Thrones will premier on HBO in April 2012 (and associated networks around the world sometime after that). We’d put a little money on the fact all three of these games will prooobably launch around then too.
If you want a fix now, RTS A Game of Thrones: Genesis is currently out for PC, with a storyline set a thousand years prior to the events which unfold in A Song of Ice and Fire. Or you could look to Skyrim, which we hear has both dragons and dancing. Win.