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George R.R. Martin "Happy" With Cyanide's Game Of Thrones RPG


Cyanide is happy to report that A Song of Ice and Fire author and creator George R.R. Martin is "largely happy" with the developer's upcoming Game of Thrones RPG.

While Martin didn't write the story for the game he was involved in the process of creating the game and appears he's pretty pleased with the end result. However, Martin did point out that the game's story won't go over well with his entire fanbase. In a recent interview with Joystiq, Martin said;
“Of course I want fans to like it. But nothing pleases everyone, and you can’t let that control what you do."

“Not everyone will like the game. You do the best work you can, and hope the world responds. I’ve sampled the work Cyanide has done, and I’m largely happy with it. I think many of my fans will share that feeling.”
Fans of the series are wary of the game mainly because the story was penned independently from Martin.
“The entire game was written by Cyanide, including the plot and character dialogue. But I did have creative input at many points during the process,” Martin confirmed.

“What they’re doing is a parallel story to some of the early events in Ice and Fire, so my primary concern was that nothing in the game altered the events in the books,” the author added.

“Games can be a really fun way to interact with a literary world, but I can’t imagine any writer wants to then be shackled to events or decisions made in the game,” he explained.
Martin did point out that he's more of a strategy game player and did look down on the recent trend of shooter titles.

The game is out next month for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.