Cyanide Studio announces the licensing of A Song of Ice and Fire
their plans to create video games based on the fantasy series by author George
R. R. Martin:
Cyanide, an independent video game studio, and George R. R.
Martin today announced their partnership to create the first-ever video games
inspired by the author’s award-winning, international bestselling ‘A Song of Ice
Under the terms of the agreement, Cyanide has obtained the exclusive rights to
develop ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ video games for next-generation consoles and
PC, and in collaboration with George R.R Martin, development has begun. "We are
all huge fans of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, so it is a true honour for our teams
to be entrusted with creating the first video games inspired by this
masterpiece" stated Patrick Pligersdorfer, Managing Director of Cyanide. "The
twists and turns of the plot will allow us to deliver an experience which can be
enjoyed by both long-time fans as well as gamers new to the series."
Published most notably by Bantam Books in North America and Voyager Books in the
United Kingdom, the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ novels have been translated into
more than twenty languages (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian) and
have been nominated for numerous prizes. Set in a world where nothing is simply
black and white, the rich web of characters makes it an ideal background for
numerous genres of video games.
‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ has already been adapted into a card game and a board
game. More recently, HBO acquired the rights with the intent of turning the
novels into a television series.