Although the story of Iron From Ice was penned by Tell­tale writer An­drew Grant, the stu­dio has gone to great lengths to en­sure the game slots neatly into the fic­tion built up by the books and TV show. Au­thor George RR Martin isn’t di­rectly in­volved in de­vel­op­ment, but his for­mer per­sonal as­sis­tant (turned sci-fi au­thor), Ty Franck, is act­ing as a con­sul­tant to Tell­tale to en­sure its se­ries is canon. So while the game doesn’t put the play­ers in the shoes of the se­ries’ main char­ac­ters, it does make lib­eral use of their pres­ence to tie its own story, which spans events be­tween The Red Wed­ding and right be­fore the be­gin­ning of se­ries five of the TV show, into the wider tale. Us­ing the voices of the TV show’s ac­tors fur­ther strength­ens the authenticity of Tell­tale’s cor­ner of Wes­teros.

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