Before George RR Martin became the celebrity he is today thanks to the adaptation of his novels in the Ice and Fire Song series in the HBO series Game of Thrones, his interactions with his fans and readers They were much more frequent. Even in virtual format. In 2007, Martin met with fans to talk about his work nothing more, and nothing less, than in Second Life.
This platform, which mixed the concepts of social network as a three-dimensional mmorpg, It served as a forum for Martin to give some clues about the future of his books and announced together with those responsible for the recently completed Game of Thrones, to the surprise of attendees, that the HBO streaming platform would adapt the novels to a large budget series.
Recovering this virtual encounter shows not only the number of years that have passed since this writer began his story, he also remembers the importance that the platform developed Linden Lab came to have among the fans. It is curious that already at that time some fans will recriminate Martin his appearance in this meeting instead of dedicating his time to finish the story, something that 12 years later is still a constant in the relationship of Martin with a certain sector of its readers. / p>
Perhaps due to the thematic affinity, the players have found in Martin’s books and in their different adaptations, inspiration for many adventures and all kinds of contents, such as the Winterfell recreation in Minecraft with 200,000 cubes of TNT, or the Battle of Winterfell of Game of Thrones simulated with Total War. But also Martin himself has wanted to approach video games, and in recent days the author of Game of Thrones has starred rumors that link him with a new project from Software.