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Game of Thrones: Genesis Screenshots

We hope to have a bit more information soon, but here’s the very first screenshots of Game of Thrones: Genesis, the RTS being for PC being produced by Cyanide and published by Focus Home Interactive. Linda and I have been consulting on this project for quite a few months now, but we admit, the move from the early art assets we saw to fully rendered 3D is kind of amazing.

More below the cut.

At the top, one can also see some of the box art, with artwork by the fantastic French artist, Marc Simonetti, who is a familiar name to those who’ve kept an eye on “A Song of Ice and Fire” art.

Here’s the press release:

Thanks to a well-developed single player campaign written under supervision of the author George R.R. Martin, ” A Game of Thrones - Genesis” immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. Live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of History, and take part in Westeros’ founding events and largest battles such as Aegon the Conqueror’s invasion on the continent or the War of the Usurper.

In this great strategy game, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. You can choose to use a military approach and besiege your opponents, strangle them in an economical war, or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery and deception are everywhere, so watch your back and prepare for battle!

A Game of Thrones - Genesis will be released on PC in summer 2011.

- Visit the official website

About A Game of Thrones - Genesis

” A Game of Thrones - Genesis” is the video game adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-seller series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire. In this real time strategy game developed by Cyanide Studio (Blood Bowl), your political prowess will be as important as your strategic and military skills!

” A Game of Thrones - Genesis” immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. From Nymeria’s arrival in the Kingdom of Dorne to the awakening of the “Others” beyond the Wall, you’ll live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of history. Take part in Westeros’ founding events and largest battles such as Aegon the Conqueror’s invasion on the continent or the War of the Usurper.

In this great strategy game, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. You can choose to use a military approach and besiege your opponents, strangle them in an economical war, or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery and deception are everywhere, so watch your back and prepare for battle!

Thanks to a well-developed single player campaign written under supervision of the author George R.R. Martin, ” A Game of Thrones - Genesis” is also a great multiplayer game. Up to 8 players confront each others to claim the Iron Throne in intense games where alliances, betrayals, cheap shots, and pitched battles take place.

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 – 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

Recently, GRRM noted in comments at “Not a Blog” that Cyanide had flown over some of their team to meet with him in Santa Fe, although the focus there appears to have been the RPG that Cyanide is also developing (and which, according to GRRM, is probably at least a year away).

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