The Pillars of the Earth has seen a place on GameWatcher a number of times over the last couple of months. Standing out with its interesting art-style and take on a beloved literature classic, it's something to keep an eye on for sure. Especially with its release date set just two months from now.
Deciding to share the news in the height of the E3 hype train, Daedelic announced August 15 as the day PC, Mac and Linux fans will be able to play through the first 'book' of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth.
As a quick refresher course, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is an adaption of the best-selling historical novel that shares its name. Turning the 1200-page strong classic into a 2D adventure game, it's set to play out like an interactive novel similar to the point and click adventure games of old. Think old-school Sierra (Kings Quest) and you'll have the basic premise down to a tee.
Split into episodes - or 'books' - like so many other adventure titles these days, The Pillars of the Earth will likely spur a growing interest in its original source material to a group likely to have never read the classic novel. Like any good modern adventure title, however, this one isn't a completely linear affair. Controlling three main characters, it's entirely possible that the choices made in-game will alter the timeline of events that play out in the novel. So even those who've read the original book will be able to grab something new by fighting the right battles.
With the first 'book' now set for August 15, Daedelic have promised to share more about the following two add-ons at Gamescom a little later this year.