Telltale’s Game of Thrones Features Author’s Assistant as Story Consultant
Leviathan Wakes author Ty Franck will be working with the developer.
Game of Thrones will be adapted into a video game series courtesy of The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games, and The New York Times has revealed that sci-fi author Ty Franck, who works as an assistant to author George RR Martin, is consulting on the game. Franck is known for Leviathan Wakes, part of the Expanse series, and is fairly established as an author. Being Martin’s assistant only sweetens the deal.
Regarding Telltale’s reputation, HBO global licensing VP Josh Goodstadt stated that, “We were struck by the sophisticated level of work and high-quality approach to storytelling in all of their games. We quickly recognized that this same level of quality and dedication could be a great complement to the richness of Game of Thrones.”
Game of Thrones is currently slated to release this year and will release in an episodic format. It’s most likely destined for PC and home consoles but we’ll wait to see if it comes to PS4 and Xbox One.