03/05/2014 11:27 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2014

Fan-Made 'Game Of Thrones' Intro Is Cool AND Helpful

"Game of Thrones" has one of the most imaginative opening sequences on television, scanning the map of Westeros and Essos where all the action takes place. But even with that helpful guide each week, it can be difficult keeping track of the sprawling cast as they backstab, scheme and fight for power.

A new fan-made opening sequence offers a nod to the original intro, while also helping fans keep track of who is where. Rather than panning a map, this intro moves from locale to locale, offering 2-D animations of each city rising. But then, it offers a handy listing of the actors and actresses who are active in that city, as well as each house's sigils.

The video was created by Mathilde Loubes, Jory Bertrand, and Alison Dulou, students at L'Atelier de Sevres, a French art school.

"Game of Thrones" premieres April 6, 2014, on HBO.