By Bryan Smith on November 30, 2014 at 11:54am
Ken Follett's classic novel "The Pillars of the Earth" will be getting a video game adaption.
Daedalic Entertainment, a German software developer, announced on their website that they will be developing the game for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and iOS for retail and digital download. Bastei Lübbe AG will also be publishing the game, who also publishes Follet's other novels.
I’m delighted that Bastei Lübbe will publish my next book, a new story about Kingsbridge, the fictional town in which I set "The Pillars of the Earth" and "World Without End". I’m hoping to finish it in time for publication in 2017. I’m thrilled that "The Pillars of the Earth" – which is probably my most famous book – is going to be turned into a computer game by Daedalic, now part of the Lübbe organisation. I believe this will bring my work to the attention of a new generation of readers. I’ve been working with Bastei Lübbe, and with the Lübbe-family, for 35 years now. It has been a most congenial partnership, and a very successful one. So I’m very happy that our association is being continued in these exciting ways. Ken Follett
"The Pillars of the Earth" is a historical novel revolving around 12th century Gothic architecture and the historical events including the England-Norway war, "The Anarchy" and the sinking of the White Ship. he main plot of the novel centers around Jack Jackson as he (no pun intended) builds on his skill of architecture and being a stonemason. "The Pillars of the Earth" has been already adapted to a few board games and a TV miniseries.