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Sunday, 21 November 2010

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Say goodbye to ordinary games!

A new computer game, based on Channel 4's blockbuster serial The Pillars of the Earth, is set to revolutionise gaming.

The programme, based on Ken Follett's novel, followed the furtunes of a different groups of people in 12th-England centred on the efforts to build a catheral.

Matthew Macfadyen starred as the monk striving to build the church and Ian McShane as the bishop bent on thwarting him, for reasons no-one can remember any more.

The game based on the saga has been developed by Pointless Pastimes Inc and goes on sale tomorrow.

Designer Colin Pointless said: "This is a real-time strategy game and your job is to build a cathedral - just like Prior Philip.

"But just as you think you're getting somewhere, there will be major setbacks, of course. All sorts of accidents and evil schemers get in your way.

"We've tried to make it as real as possible, so Pillars will last longer than any other games on the market. How long do they last? Eight, ten, 12 hours or so?

"Well building cathedrals takes decades - so this game lasts around 40 years. Plenty of value at £49.99!"

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