The Pillars of the Earth, an esteemed historical novel written by Ken Follett and first published in 1989, is getting adapted into an adventure game.
Daedalic Entertainment, the studio behind the likes of Deponia, Randal's Monday, and Blackguards, is developing the game. It's planned to come out on "all major platforms," including PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS, in 2017.
The Pillars of the Earth is set during the 12th century, in a fictional English city called Kingsguard, and explores political, religious, and class conflict in medieval Europe. It was adapted into a TV miniseries in starring Donald Sutherland (pictured above), and followed by a sequel, World Without End, in 2007.
"We are very aware of and feeling the responsibility that comes along with this project: The Pillars of the Earth is one of world literature’s most-read and best-selling books, and comes with a large and long-lasting base of millions of fans. To meet their high expectations of our game will be a tremendous challenge – but one we are very eager to face," said Carsten Fichtelmann, founder and CEO of Daedalic Entertainment.
Follett is currently writing a third book for the Kingsbridge series, which is planned to release alongside the Pillars of the Earth game in 2017.
"I'm thrilled that The Pillars of the Earth – which is probably my most famous book – is going to be turned into a computer game," said Follet. "I believe this will bring my work to the attention of a new generation of readers."
Source: Daedalic Entertainment