When Cyanide Studio began working with George R.R. Martin on adapting a role-playing game from his fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones television series was "only a rumor." That was seven years ago.

Certainly, the fact Game of Thrones has become such a mainstream sensation helped speed things along. But Cyanide wants you to know this isn't something getting slapped together and shoveled out the door just because everyone's talking about the TV series.

They created their own environments and characters, reasoning that to simply adapt everything Martin had already written would leave no surprises, "as fans already know how it ends." Obviously that means this video game will differ materially from the television series, too.

This four-minute video details how Cyanide worked with Martin to develop the game, and it is loaded with in-game footage and scenery. And for those who can't make out the English in a French accent, Cyanide has politely included subtitles.

Game of Thrones: The Game Trailer [Blue's News]