Not content with an RTS and upcoming RPG, the Game of Thrones series will also venture into the MMO genre. Developer Bigpoint, known mostly for Battlestar Galactica Online, will be developing the title as a free-to-play, expected to launch sometime in 2012. Less is known about the MMO than the RPG at this point, though author George R. R. Martin is being consulted by the developers of both games.
Source: USA Today
Howdy-ho, all! Managed a bit of a breakthrough, if only via workarounds I only half understand. Looking for a longer-term solution until the Comcast router decides to un-kink itself, since there doesn’t seem to be much else I can do on my end. Alas!
Anyway, got plenty to talk about, including the following:
- Steve Jobs passed away after battling cancer for the last several years. Say what you will about the man, but he knew how to develop and market shiny new gizmos people didn’t know they wanted.
- Apple revealed the iPhone 4, hyping up the processor as on par with handhelds and consoles. And yet everybody gets quiet when you ask how you’re supposed to move.
- GSC Game World gives us a brief S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2-related scare, showing just how potent the fear of DRM can really be.
- The Game of Thrones RPG was announced, prompting questions of how well a game can reproduce a complex, morally gray universe based on popular literature. My advice: ask CD Projekt for help studying.
- EA tries to reassure everybody that no, really, they’re not competing with Valve and Steam. They’re only setting up a separate distribution site and restricting certain games to it. NOT COMPETITION
- The Financial Times reveals scary new plans for European Debt, I ramble a bit about the Occupy Wall Street protests, and more!
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With the recent release of Game of Thrones: Genesis, French developer Cyanide has announced that an RPG in the same universe is in development. Based on the HBO series – which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels – the Game of Thrones RPG takes apparent cues from Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic with an increased emphasis on storyline and decisions over action.
Set sometime during the first book, the story follows two original characters, though some established figures and locations from the TV series are being used in the game; some actors will also reprise their respective characters. No publisher has been revealed, though Cyanide aims to release the title early next year.