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Cyanide licenses fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire

Paris-based indie studio and author George R. R. Martin partner to create PC, console games

Paris-based independent game developer Cyanide has announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with fantasy novelist Gorge R. R. Martin to create videogames based on the author's fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire.

According to Cyanide, the studio has exclusive rights to create videogames based on the series for both consoles and the PC.

"We are all huge fans of A Song of Ice and Fire, so it is a true honour for our teams to be entrusted with the first videogames inspired by this masterpiece," said Cyanide managing director Patrick Pligersdorffer. "The twists and turns of the plot will allow us to deliver an experience which can be enjoyed by both long-time fans as well as gamers new to the series."

According to Cyanide, development on a game has already begun, with direct collaborative involvement by Martin.

Cyanide is best known for its popular Pro Cycling Manager series of games, as well as a port of adventure game Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle to the Nintendo DS, which was published by Focus Home Interactive in 2007.


Frank Cifaldi