|Author George R.R. Martin "largely happy" with Cyanide's A Game of Thrones|
|Posted: 04.04.2012 12:04 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
The upcoming A Game of Thrones RPG from Cyanide Studios is said to be making A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin "largely happy" with how its turned out.
The creator believes many fans will "share that feeling," while noting you can't please everyone. Martin had "creative input at many points" but plot and dialogue is Cyanide's.
The game runs parallel to events in Ice and Fire so Martin's primary concern was ensuring that nothing Cyanide came up with "altered the events in the books."
The RPG and RTS title A Game of Thrones went into production before the HBO series aired and took off to huge critical acclaim. However the studio has since incorporated some of the looks from the TV show into the RPG.
"Of course I want fans to like it. But nothing pleases everyone, and you can’t let that control what you do," said George R.R. Martin. "Not everyone will like the game. You do the best work you can, and hope the world responds. I’ve sampled the work Cyanide has done, and I’m largely happy with it. I think many of my fans will share that feeling.”
Fans of the author's work are cautious of the RPG because he didn't create the plot or dialogue.
"The entire game was written by Cyanide, including the plot and character dialogue. But I did have creative input at many points during the process,” he confirmed. "What they’re doing is a parallel story to some of the early events in Ice and Fire, so my primary concern was that nothing in the game altered the events in the books,” added Martin.
Events in the game will not likely make it into any of his books. "Games can be a really fun way to interact with a literary world, but I can’t imagine any writer wants to then be shackled to events or decisions made in the game,” he explained. In game terms the literary creator is into "thinking games" like classic strategy titles.
A Game of Thrones releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC May 15th. We'll know soon if a cold, hot or lukewarm reception awaits the RPG-rich property - one that Bethesda turned down in favour of more Elder Scrolls.