Posting this here on behalf of the team behind the ASoIaF mod for the PC game Mount & Blade Warband. Can't mod myself but as a big fan of the books and the game Warband I thought I'd help them out somehow.
Check it out at http://forums.talewo...c,194575.0.html. In my opinion this is easily the most interesting ASoIaF mod so far. I loved the Westeros Total War mod and spent hours with it, but Mount & Blade is just a more suiting game than for ASoIaF than Total War.
Screenshots and videos: http://rusmnb.ru/ind...48318#msg648318 (there'll be an English version as well as Russian).
Mount & Blade started out as an indie game developed by Tale Wolds (www.taleworlds.com). They've been working on the game for years and it has grown immensly in popularity. The latest verion (expansion) is called Warband, introducing multiplayer in addition to tons of other improvements.
Think Pirates meets Oblivion and Total War, kind of. It's an RPG with character traits and with you controlling one single unit, but also an RTS as there can be battles with hundreds of units. It takes place in an open sandbox world and the overview map and possibility to explore the world doing pretty much anything is very similar to Pirates. Imagine playing Total War but playing one single unit with great fighting controls (excellent, really). Just like in Total War you've got the overview map with castles, cities, settlements and different regions, the lords, kings, companions, ladies, armies, fighting factions and big battles and so on. You can play solo but also rise in the favour of a lord and/or king, join that faction and war the others, control armies, conquer castles, court ladies, raze and plunder and so on. There are tourneys, units typical for the setting, sieges...well, I can go on.
It is the perfect game for a ASoIaF mod. That was one of the first things I thought about when I first discovered it. This guy at Escapist Magazine feels the same way in his notice about the game before relase (scroll down just a little).
I just wanted to share this for those of you wanting ASoIaF gaming. Warband is the perfect game for it. All the ingredients are there, they just have to transform Warband's world (Calradia) into Westeros. Imagine scenes like the Mountain crashing into your lines, or dueling Jaime at the end of a battle. The game mechanics makes it possible for these to look and fight according to their characters. If you've got skills valuable for the mod team do let them know, as there are lots of things to do. Just say hi and say what you can do on the forum and one of the modders active on the project will answer. As far as I know they need help with creating scenes, modeling, reskinning and I'm sure several other things as well.
Edited by Deas, 25 January 2013 - 06:56 AM.