The developer of video games and daedalic entertainment Bastei Lübbe AG, shareholder Daedalic and editor Ken Follett novels on the German-speaking markets, are teaming up to create a media experience one of the masterpieces of Follett: Daedalic Entertainment, member Bastei Lübbe AG group of companies, will develop and publish a game based on Follett bestseller “the pillars of the Earth”.
This is the first official Ken Follett video game to be developed. It will revolve around the best-selling history of Follett “The Pillars of the Earth”. Meanwhile, Ken Follett is also working on a new novel, to be published in autumn 2017 and will take readers to the fictional medieval town of Kingsbridge in the South of England.
“Simultaneously with the release of the third novel Kingsbridge in fall 2017, the video game based on” The Pillars of the Earth “will be released on all consoles, PCs and mobile devices. We are very proud to extend not only our long and successful partnership with the exceptional author Ken Follett bestseller, but also extend to new media channels “, explains Thomas Schierack CEO Bastei Lübbe AG.
“I am delighted that Bastei Lübbe publish my next book, a new story about Kingsbridge, the fictional town where I put” The Pillars of the Earth “and” World Without End “. I’m hoping to finish in time for publication in 2017. I am delighted that “earth Pillars” – which is probably my most famous book – will be turned into a computer game by Daedalic makes Lubbe now part of the organization. I believe that this will bring my work to the attention of a new generation of readers. I work with Bastei Lübbe, and with Lübbe-family for 35 years now. It was a most enjoyable partnership, and very successful. I am therefore very pleased that our association continues in these exciting ways, “said Ken Follett.
Bastei Lübbe and Daedalic Entertainment will publish the game in 2017 in several countries as a commercial version and digitally worldwide on consoles, PC and mobile platforms. The game will be translated into more than ten languages.