Ken Follett‘s historical novel, The Pillars of the Earth, was first published in 1989. There is now a video game adaptation in the works for the plot!
Quoting the plot synopsis from the official website: „The Pillars of the Earth is a story revolving around the fictional town of Kingsbridge and its rise, switching between the narrative perspective of a young noble called Aliena, Jack the ambitious architect and Philip, a monk.
England, 12th century: Philip the monk becomes Prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised by his outlawed mother in the woods. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to becoming a great architect. Soon, his steps lead him to Kingsbridge where he will build one of the greatest cathedrals England has ever seen. Aliena and Richard have to survive on their own, after the sibling’s father, the Earl of Shiring, has been incarcerated and murdered. Aliena vows to make her brother the rightful heir and Earl of Shiring. Like Jack, their way leads them to Kingsbridge. Aliena puts her expertise as a tradeswoman to good use, supporting the cathedral’s construction and falls in love with Jack. But Kingsbridge and its people are in grave danger. Philip’s rivals, Bishop Waleran and Wiliam, a vengeful noble rejected by Aliena, see the town and its rise to importance as a thorn in their flesh. They want to see Kingsbridge burn.”
The game is developed in cooperation between Daedalic Entertainment (this German team is known mostly for their point-and-click adventure games, such as the Deponia series) and Bastei Lübbe, a German book publisher – their goal is to retell the story in a new, interactive way.
The game will arrive at the same time as the third book in the Kingsbridge-Series in 2017, on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile platforms.