I sure am really surprised about this one – not the fact that A Game of Thrones is becoming a… game, but rather by the fact that it’s going to be a strategy title instead of an action-adventure or RPG, something that would’ve been more appealing for the mass market. However, I am sure that A Game of Thrones – Genesis will have its own share of commercial value attached to it and I can only hope that the game will be a solid one and not a flop like most of the movie-based computer games out there.

Thanks to a well-developed single player campaign written under supervision of the author George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones – Genesis immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. Live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of History, and take part in Westeros’ founding events and largest battles such as Aegon the Conqueror’s invasion of the continent or the War of the Usurper.

In this great strategy game, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. You can choose to use a military approach and besiege your opponents, strangle them in an economical war, or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery and deception are everywhere, so watch your back and prepare for battle!

A Game of Thrones – Genesis will be released on PC in summer 2011, which is a bit odd since the game probably hasn’t been in development for too long. However, the screenshots from A Game of Thrones – Genesis look really impressive, so check them out below:

What do you think about this game? Will you buy it or you’ll stick to the TV show?