Set in the midst of The Anarchy - a civil war that raged throughout England and Normandy for almost two decades - The Pillars of the Earth is a story wrapped in intrigue and conspiracy surrounding the big events of the era, as the people of England find the levers of power up for grabs.
Play doesn’t focus on the kings and queens of the day, however, but rather how the political turmoil impacts the people of the street. It’s an epic tale that examines life in medieval England through the story of this town, and the courageous people fighting for its survival.
“Taking Ken Follett’s celebrated novel and turning it into an interactive adventure has been as exciting as it was challenging,” says Matt Kempke, co-author and game designer of The Pillars of the Earth. “We wanted to do justice to a story that immerses itself fully in English history, combining fact with fiction to create a potent tale that found a massive audience when it was released.”
Featuring more then 200 hand-painted backgrounds created with the help of an expert in Medieval history, The Pillars of the Earth has an artistic storybook quality furthered by its stunning orchestral soundtrack performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra in Prague.
The Pillars of the Earth trilogy features:
21 chapters depicting the famous thousand-page novel
Interactive storyline events that can be changed, influencing the fates of its characters
Key decision points with meaningful, emotionally-engaging story choices
Over 200 hand-painted backgrounds featuring faithful rendition of 12th century life
Three playable main protagonists, plus two extra playable characters
An orchestral soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague
The entire The Pillars of the Earth trilogy is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam.
The MSRP for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One version of the game is 39,99USD.
The MSRP for the PC version is 29,99USD - the game will be available in a Daily Deal on Steam today with 50% off.
The Pillars of the Earth - Book 3 Release Trailer