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About The Pillars of the Earth

Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel contains three 'books', containing 7 chapters each.

12th century, England: In a time of great poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and security for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Philip the monk becomes prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised in the woods by his outlawed mother. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a gifted master builder. Together with the disgraced noblewoman Aliena, Jack and Philip begin the construction of one of the greatest cathedrals England will ever see.


  • One of the most successful novels of all time, now adapted as a three-part videogame series

  • Change events from the novel and influence the fates of its characters

  • Follow an epic of war, conspiracies and romance spanning over 30 years

  • Three different playable characters: Jack the outsider, Aliena the noblewoman and Philip the monk

  • Brings the 12th century to life with over 200 handpainted backgrounds

  • Fully animated in a unique 2D style

  • Optimized for use with controller and mouse

  • Orchestral Soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague

  • Full voice over in English and German, featuring Glen McCready as Philip, Naomi Sheldon as Aliena and Cody Molko and Alex Jordan as the young and adult Jack

  • With a special appearance by Ken Follett as the voice of the Cantor

“Daedalic’s interpretation seems an ideal way to experience the story of The Pillars of the Earth”

                                                                                                                                                9/10 – TechRaptor

"I can’t recommend The Pillars of the Earth highly enough."   

9/10 –

"The Pillars of the Earth is charming and beautiful mix of classic narration and the player's own process of discovery of the medieval world of the game." 

92/100 –

"Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth is a must-play for anyone wanting a game to tell a narrative that doesn’t talk down to the player. Think Masterpiece Theater instead of Guardians of the Galaxy."

4/5 –

About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops computer and video games for all platforms. The studio focuses on interactive literature and character and narrative-driven games like adventures and RPGs. Daedalic Entertainment has a staff of more than 80 employees. Since May 2014, Daedalic is part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies.


Daedalic won the German Developer Award 31 times („Studio of the Year“ 2009 and 2013, among others). In 2013, the studio won the prestigious German Games Award for “Best German Game” with “Chaos on Deponia”. Daedalic Entertainment is also the eleven-time winner of the German Video Game Award and the European Games Award.