Focus Home Interactive will publish “A Game of Thrones: Genesis”, Cyanide’s new strategy game

Posted on 07/19/2010

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In 2009 Cyanide signed an agreement with George R. R. Martin to develop both an RTS and RPG based on his best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide confirm that there will be a RTS adapted from George R.R. Martin’s famous series of best-sellers novels and it will be called A Game of Thrones : Genesis. It will plunge players  into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Families that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. The innovative game mechanics provide players with numerous paths to success: they will be able to opt for a military, economic or diplomatic approach? Trickery, treachery and deceit are widespread and players will constantly have to watch their back if they want to avoid a bitter defeat!

The players can 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… There will be no middle ground! In the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. For the moment no release date has been announced.

Check out George R. R. Martin’s official website.

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Focus Home Interactive was founded in 1996, it is an independent French publisher based near Paris. 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.

Cyanide is an independent and privately held French video game development studio based in Paris. Created in 2000 it has become one of the most active and productive studios in the French video games industry. The studio is best-known for its Pro Cycling Manager series of games (a version being released each year since 2001). However, it  shows that it has more than one string to its bow with games such as Chaos League (sport fantasy RTS, 2004/2005) and Loki (RPG, 2007). These two titles offered immersive heroic fantasy worlds with a rich pool of characters drawn from a variety of mythological and heroic fantasy universes. The Loki experience, with its 4 main heroes in their own unique game worlds, with its huge variety of monsters and bosses, with its vast array of customisable armour and weapons and with its lavish graphical FX on magic and spells, advanced Cyanide far along the learning curve of RPG development.

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