Best-Selling Novel The Pillars of the Earth Is Being Made Into a Game

Blackguards developer Daedalic Entertainment has announced that it will develop a game based on Ken Follett’s best-selling historical novel The Pillars of the Earth.

The book isn’t the kind that usually gets adapted by game developers. Written by Ken Follett and first published in 1989, the novel follows disputes between clergy, nobility, and regular people, revolving around the building of a cathedral in a tumultuous 12th century England. The book was made into a miniseries in 2010 that aired on Starz in the US and Channel 4 in the UK.

Founder and CEO of Daedalic Carsten Fichtelmann that the adventure game genre would be the most suitable way to adapt that material.

“I’m thrilled that The Pillars of the Earth is going to be turned into a computer game by Daedalic,” Follett said. “I believe this will bring my work to the attention of a new generation of readers.”

The game is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and iOS in 2017, alongside a new book in the series.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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