Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Cyanide has sent out a press release with the first title and first details of their A Song of Ice and Fire-based RTS game, A Game of Thrones: Genesis. Cyanide has licensed the rights from George R.R. Martin for two games, the aforementioned Genesis as well as a title-yet-unannounced RPG. The presskit attached to the release includes two pieces of original art, both featuring beautifully moody depictions of Castle Black, and the official logo title.
The full text of the release is below:
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", Cyanide’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!