What You Need to Know:
- We haven't heard much from Daedalic Entertainment in a while, but that's because they're working on a new interactive novel which is slated to release in August.
- Titled "The Pillars of the Earth", players follow a nonlinear storyline with 3 playable main characters. The game is going to be released as three books with seven chapters each.
- The Pillars of the Earth features:
・A thousand-page novel, adapted as a videogame across 21 chapters
・Change events from the novel and influence the fates of its characters
・Faithful rendition of the 12th century with over 200 hand painted backgrounds
・Three main playable protagonists, with two extra playable characters
・Orchestral soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague
- For more on Daedalic and their upcoming title, be sure to check out the official Steam page, along with the Daedalic website.
Source: Official Press Release
Set in 12th century England, a time of great poverty and war, “The Pillars of the Earth” takes place in the fictional town of Kingsbridge as it begins the construction of a Cathedral to assure wealth and security for its people. Philip, a monk, becomes the prior of Kingsbridge abbey. Jack, an ambitious architect, is commissioned to build the village cathedral. Aliena and her younger brother Richard, have to survive on their own; after their father, the Earl of Shiring, is incarcerated and murdered. Meanwhile, Prior Philip's rivals, Bishop Waleran and William Hamleigh, a vengeful noble rejected by Aliena, see the town and its rise to importance as a thorn in their flesh. They want to see Kingsbridge burn.
The original novel by Ken Follett has sold more than 26 million copies.