A Game of Thrones: Genesis

A Game of Thrones udkommer som computerspil i slutningen af september 2011. Spillet er hensat til de tusind års historie, der går forud for handlingen i George R. R. Martins fantasyserie A Song of Ice and Fire. Hvorvidt dette indikerer, at George R. R. Martin rent faktisk har været inde over historien i spillet hele vejen, eller om spiludviklerne selv har digtet en masse, kan jeg ikke rigtig lure. Men da George R. R. Martin plejer at levere kvalitet, har det nok under alle omstændigheder noget at sige, i hvor høj grad han har været en del af processen. Jeg håber i hvert fald ikke, at der blot er tale om et billigt forsøg på at malke et succeskoncept.

Mht. spillets genre, så ser det, så vidt jeg kan udlede af den foreløbige omtale, ud til, at der bliver tale om et strategispil med elementer af både realtime strategi som fx Warcraft og turbaseret strategi som fx Civilization. Ret mig, hvis jeg tager fejl.

Det er Cyanide, der har stået for udviklingen af spillet, hvis titel bliver: A Game of Thrones: Genesis. Cyanide er også spilfirmaet, der står bag den meget vellykkede transformation af Blood Bowl fra brætspil til computerspil, så på den baggrund har man lov at håbe, at der er tale om et kvalitetsprodukt. Desuden har blandingen af real time og turbaseret strategi vist sit værd i Total War spillene. Selv skriver Cyanide følgende om A Game of Thrones: Genesis:

“A Game of Thrones – Genesis” is the video game adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-seller series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire. In this strategy game developed by Cyanide Studio, your political prowess will be as important as your strategic and military skills!

Thanks to a well-developed single player campaign written under supervision of the author, “A Game of Thrones – Genesis” immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros.

From Nymeria’s arrival in the Kingdom of Dorne to the awakening of the “Others” beyond the Wall, you’ll live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of history. From year -750 to year 299, you will take part in Westeros’ founding events and largest battles, such as Aegon the Conqueror’s invasion of the continent or the War of the Usurper.

“A Game of Thrones – Genesis” is also a great multiplayer game. Up to 8 players confront each others to claim the Iron Throne in intense games where alliances, betrayals, cheap shots, and pitched battles take place!

In this strategy game, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. You can of course choose to use a military approach and besiege your opponents, but you may also strangle them in an economical war, or use all the dirty tricks possible and subtle diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery, deception and backstabbing are everywhere… so watch your back, always!

Accessing the Iron Throne is achieved by building up Prestige for your House. Different ways are at your disposal: amassing wealth, building many alliances, controlling the Sept temples, slaughtering the opponent… However, some actions may also lead to Prestige loss: laying siege to an enemy castle or town during peace time, being victim of a secret alliance, having your bastard sons discovered, and others. Build up enough Prestige to access the Iron Throne, or crush your opponent’s own prestige to lead them to their dismissal! All the tools are at your disposal for this: assassinate the opponent’s Great Lord, cut his trade routes, bribe and turn his key units against him, capture his officers and ask for ransoms… do everything you can to win the Game of Thrones!

The notion of peace and war is very important in A Game of Thrones and, in part, fixes your strategy and how you will gain control of territories.

Mere info om A Game of Thrones: Genesis kan findes på spillets officielle hjemmeside.

Det er nok tvivlsomt, om jeg selv får tid til selv at spille spillet foreløbig på grund af en travl dagligdag, men jeg hører gerne fra folk, der har spillet det og poster gerne en anmeldelse skrevet af andre end mig selv. Så har du lyst til at få dine ord på bloggen, så drop en kommentar i feltet nedenfor, så kontakter jeg dig, så vi kan aftale nogle rammer for anmeldelsen.

Her er lidt foreløbige screenshots. De ser da meget pæne ud …

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