‘The Pillars of the Earth’ Video Game Set For 2017 Release

Ken Follett - Credit: Olivier Favre

Ken Follett’s bestselling novel The Pillars of the Earth is being developed as a video game. The adventure title, which is being developed by Daedalic Entertainment in conjunction with publisher Bastei Lübbe, will come out 2017 on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS.

Follett is currently working on a new novel about the fictitious medieval town of Kingsbridge that will also be released in 2017.

“I’m delighted that Bastei Lübbe will publish my next book, a new story about Kingsbridge, the fictional town in which I set ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and World Without End,” said Follet. “I’m hoping to finish it in time for publication in 2017. I’m thrilled that The Pillars of the Earth – which is probably my most famous book – is going to be turned into a computer game by Daedalic, now part of the Lübbe organisation. I believe this will bring my work to the attention of a new generation of readers. I’ve been working with Bastei Lübbe, and with the Lübbe-family, for 35 years now. It has been a most congenial partnership, and a very successful one. So I’m very happy that our association is being continued in these exciting ways.”


Published in 1989, The Pillars of the Earth is a medieval set story that centered on the religious and social struggles that surround the building of a cathedral in Kingsbridge. The project was adapted into a 2010, Golden Globe nominated miniseries starring Eddie Redmayne and Hayley Atwell.

In the video below, Ken Follett talks about researching the Berlin Wall for his novel Edge of Eternity: