Brandon Sanderson is the author who was selected
to finish off the popular Wheel of Time
series of fantasy novels after Robert Jordan passed away, and of course he's a legitimate author in his own right with a New York Times top ten series called Mistborn
. Sanderson has announced on his own blog that he's teaming up with Little Orbit Games
(creators of licensed games for Young Justice
and Sherlock Holmes
) to turn Mistborn
's setting into a video game.
The game is set as sort of a prequel to the books, taking place hundreds of years in the past. Sanderson says he's been impressed by Little Orbit from working with them so far, and while there's not a lot of information on the game yet, he says the company "envisioned the game the same way I always had." Sanderson will be staying away from the actual game's design, but he will be writing the plot and dialogue. Mistborn: Birthright
is due out on "video game platforms" later on in 2013.