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Daedalic to develop first official Ken Follett game

Adventure-loving fans of Ken Follett can rejoice twice today with the news that not only is Follett writing a new novel in his popular Kingsbridge series, but an adventure game based on his first, The Pillars of the Earth, will be developed by Daedalic Entertainment to coincide with the new book's release.

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While no specific details about the game have yet been revealed, Follett's original novel (published in 1989) is set in the 12th century in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge, South England. It is a "time of brutal conflicts between nobility, clergy and the simple people, suffering from exploitation and famine. Philip, the young prior of Kingsbridge, dreams of building a cathedral. He, Tom, the master builder, his stepson Jack and the smart Aliena, daughter of the earl, will have to fight for life and death against their enemies before their dream can become true and the pillars of the earth will start to grow towards heaven…"

The as-yet-unnamed adventure will mark the first officially licensed Ken Follett videogame, and Daedalic's founder and CEO Carsten Fichtelmann believes that, "Together with Bastei Lübbe and Ken Follett we determined that the genre of adventure games is the best and most suitable way to adapt and express the substantial depth of such a historical novel. Adventure games are interactive literature, and we at Daedalic dedicated ourselves to the perfection of this genre’s playing experience."

The only downside to today's news is that there's a long time to wait. With Follett's novel not slated to be released until fall 2017, we'll have to wait until then for the game as well. When it does arrive, it will be launched across multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and iOS devices.

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