A Real-Time Strategy Game Of Thrones

A Real-Time Strategy Game Of Thrones

The bloody conflict in the Kingdom of Westeros comes to life in the first screens of A Game of Thrones: Genesis, the real-time strategy game based on acclaimed fantasy author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga.

French developer Cyanide Studio revealed its plan to develop games based on Martin’s beloved works back in 2009, and now that plan bears its first fruit. A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a real-time strategy game that chronicles 1000 years of history in the Kingdom of Westeros, the key setting for the Song of Fire and Ice saga.

With a bloody civil war raging for control of Westeros, the menace of the mysterious Others rising in the north, and the threat of dragons from the east, a real-time strategy PC game seems like the most efficient and effective way for Martin’s tale to play out.

It’ll be much more than simply building an army more powerful than your opponent, however. Martin himself oversaw the development of the game’s single-player game, insuring that economic warfare, diplomacy, and dirty tricks played just as important a role in the game as basic combat. Those diverse elements carry over into multiplayer as well, with up to eight rival players struggling for control of the Iron Throne.

Fans interested in keeping up with the game’s development can visit the A Game of Thrones: Genesis website and sign up for the newsletter. Otherwise the game is expected to hit this (northern) summer on the PC from developer Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive.



  • Funny. Large scale battles were never a focus in the original books, hell they were often deliberately excluded from the point of view characters in favour of political machinations.

    And including dragon units is kind of… not what happens (unless they’re retrospective missions).

  • Good to hear Martin has so much time to kill. Between video games, tv shows and other various ventures, I wonder why it’s been 6 years since the last book – with no clear indication to how long it will take to finish the series.

    • Lemon cakes and rape are a full-time commitment.

      That said, I found it peculiar he chose NOW to make an HBO tv show. At the rate he’s writing these books, even the child actors will be will into their 30s by the time he’s finished or dies (whichever comes first)

  • Unless the part 2 of Book 4 (been awhile) is out I remember reading, that he wrote both part 1 & 2 and decided it was too big and split it. Instead of half the story for all the characters we got all the story for half the characters.

    I would love to finish the series of books. Where I am in the story there are only 3 baby dragons.

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