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George R.R. Martin's personal assistant is working on Telltale's Game of Thrones

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The personal assistant to Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is assisting Telltale Games with its episodic drama based on the property, reports The New York Times.

In a profile detailing Telltale's recent and upcoming work, it was revealed that science fiction author and consultant on the Game of Thrones television show Ty Corey Franck has been assigned by HBO as a story consultant on the project. The story also notes that the Game of Thrones game is still in pre-production, with Telltale referring to current character mockups as only samples.

Franck,  along with fellow author Daniel Abraham under the pen name James S. A. Corey, has written several novels including the Honor Among Thieves Star Wars novel and the science fiction series The Expanse.

Telltale's Game of Thrones is part of a multi-year, multi-project deal with HBO that will be produced as an episode series, much in the same vein as the developer's The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among and upcoming Tales from the Borderlands. According to The New York Times, HBO sealed the deal with Telltale after watching the studio's 10-minute prototype for the game.

"We were struck by the sophisticated level of work and high-quality approach to storytelling in all of their games," said HBO vice president of global licensing Josh Goodstadt. "We quickly recognized that this same level of quality and dedication could be a great complement to the richness of Game of Thrones."

Check out our interview with Telltale senior vice president Steve Allison for more details on how Telltale arranged this partnerships, and what we can expect from its upcoming slate of games. For more on how Telltale's games, check out on Friends List below discussing how the company creates characters that can act as players' moral compass.