It’s safe to say that White Whale Games’ upcoming God of Blades for iOS has wrapped its tendrils around the collective heart of Gamezebo. We featured the game in a Kickstarter Picks, and wrote a fairly praising preview not long before. And now, with the latest news that the game’s creators are teaming up with Django Media to release a trilogy of e-books that further the game’s already dense mythos, we can’t help but get excited all over again.
In case you aren’t aware, God of Blades is based on a series of fantasy books that don’t actually exist. As such, it only makes sense that the game should serve as a springboard for actual works of fiction. Or at least that’s how I feel after years of witnessing awesome video game tie-ins. Regardless, it’s a really exciting idea, and feels like a direct response to the complaints about a lack of narrative and story in most mobile games.
Each e-book will come with a host of video content , including interviews with the game’s developers as well as footage of game development. Because that’s the kind of thing you can do with an e-book. Take that, physical media!*
The first book, titled The Hand of the Sable King, will release in conjunction with the game later this year. The second two — and feel free to let me know if I’m being a little too bold here — will likely arrive shortly after.
*Only joking. Books are awesome.