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A Game of Thrones RPG in the works

Cyanide is not only working on a Game of Thrones real-time strategy game, but also an RPG that features new characters interacting with recognizable ones from the HBO show.

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After a beloved book series, hit HBO adaptation, and one Emmy win, the only logical next step for A Game of Thrones is video games. George RR Martin's books have already inspired a strategy game (A Game of Thrones: Genesis). Genesis developer Cyanide has now announced it is also working on a console and PC RPG to boot.

Kotaku reports that the game's plot will take place during the first season of the TV show, telling the story of two new protagonists who have a habit of running into known characters. Cynaide is making use of character designs and assets from the show, and some actors will be lending their voices as well.

The battle system is comparable to that of Knights of the Old Republic, as the player constantly slows down time to give commands. Some choices will have consequences, but studio director Yves Bordeleau says it's more KOTOR than Mass Effect. The game is aiming to hit in early 2012.

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    October 3, 2011 11:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, A Game of Thrones RPG in the works.

    Cyanide is not only working on a Game of Thrones real-time strategy game, but also an RPG that features new characters interacting with recognizable ones from the HBO show.

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      October 3, 2011 11:46 AM

      This could be interesting, and also poses some interesting challenges in terms of story direction. If it's set in the universe of Book 1 (coinciding with s1 of the TV show) it'll be interesting to see how they reconcile a story that's already known with the differences of the new protagonists, while balancing staying true to the source.

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      October 3, 2011 12:05 PM

      They should make a Mistborn RPG.

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        October 3, 2011 12:05 PM

        Also, Cyanide isn't "working on" the GoT strategy game anymore because it came out.

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      October 3, 2011 12:06 PM

      Well that one might have a chance, the strategy game looks miserable.

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      October 3, 2011 11:49 PM

      They won two Emmys, best title design, which wasn't actually on the Emmys broadcast. Awesome intro.

      http://www.emmys.com/shows/game-thrones

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      October 5, 2011 2:33 PM

      WOW! I tell you, when they find something that works, they are are milking it to the last drop!