'A Song of Ice and Fire' Title 'A Game of Thrones: Genesis' Announced

BOOM widget 363193 Having revealed in May 2009 that it had picked up the interactive rights to George R. R. Martin's fantasy novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' Blood Bowl developer Cyanide Studio today revealed the first fruits of that arrangement--the strategy title A Game of Thrones: Genesis.

Neither a release date nor platforms were given though a PC release seems inevitable at least, considering Cyanide's past titles.

How exactly will the award-winning series translate into a video game? According to Cyanide and publisher Focus Home Interactive, it'll go a little something like this:

'A Game of Thrones: Genesis' plunges you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Families that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros.

However, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. The innovative game mechanics provide players with numerous paths to success: will you opt for a military, economic or diplomatic approach? Trickery, treachery and deceit are widespread and you will constantly have to watch your back if you want to avoid a bitter defeat!

Peacefully or forcefully annex surrounding territories, besiege enemy castles, send spies to infiltrate behind enemy lines, assassinate trouble-making officers or capture them to ask for a ransom... When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground!

While Cyanide isn't yet showing the game itself, the studio has released concept art.