Robert Kirkman, creator of the hugely popular TV series The Walking Dead, has today unveiled a new game for iOS based on the show. Dubbed “The Walking Dead: Road to Survival,” the game is described as a “thrilling, mature adventure constantly toeing the line between life and the undead.”

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Road to Survival is a role-playing game based on a new story from Walking Dead writer Jay Bonansinga and features the dark aesthetic that fans of the show have come to know and appreciate. The game includes iconic characters from the show such as Rick, Michonne, and the Governor. The premise of the game is to collect resources, build and fortify compounds, search for and rescue fellow survivors, and fend off the undead.

From the description of the game:

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a mature, intense, story-driven game that emulates the ongoing struggle to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world overrun by vicious Walkers and ruthless fellow survivors. Difficult decisions must be made that determine who lives or dies and how future events unfold in the game’s narrative. Gamers play alongside iconic characters such as Rick, Michonne and the Governor as they navigate the challenges of collecting resources, building and fortifying their compounds, searching for and rescuing fellow survivors, all while managing to fend off the onslaught of the undead.

The app features support for head-to-head battles and tournaments between the “worldwide community of fellow gamers.” The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is available for free on the App Store now. You can view the TV commercial for the game below:

SCOPELY PARTNERS WITH ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT

TO BRING OFFICIAL THE WALKING DEAD GAME TO MOBILE

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival game available 

immediately on the App Store and Google Play for download

Los Angeles – Aug. 27, 2015 – Premier touchscreen entertainment network Scopely has partnered with The Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound to create The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, the first free-to-play mobile game based on the wildly popular graphic novels. Players quickly dive into an epic series of head-to-head battles, tournaments and struggles of survival as they join forces with friends to create player alliances with a worldwide community of fellow gamers battling each other for resources and notoriety. The dark, gritty role-playing game stays true to the series’ origins, closely overseen by Robert Kirkman and a creative team who are heavily involved in the world of The Walking Dead.

“Working with the Scopely team, we’ve had the unique opportunity to translate The Walking Dead story into a deeply interactive and engaging mobile experience,” said Kirkman. “The game design, the aesthetic, the tone and the writing have all come together in an authentic way that we know Walking Dead fans will love.”

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a mature, intense, story-driven game that emulates the ongoing struggle to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world overrun by vicious Walkers and ruthless fellow survivors. Difficult decisions must be made that determine who lives or dies and how future events unfold in the game’s narrative. Gamers play alongside iconic characters such as Rick, Michonne and the Governor as they navigate the challenges of collecting resources, building and fortifying their compounds, searching for and rescuing fellow survivors, all while managing to fend off the onslaught of the undead.

“We are honored to collaborate with Robert Kirkman and Skybound to create an authentic The Walking Dead experience for fans and mobile players everywhere,” said Walter Driver, CEO, Scopely. “Together, we’re taking gamers on an engrossing tale of survival. This game exemplifies our mission to partner with well-loved, exciting IPs that have worldwide passionate fan bases and create highly immersive, rich experiences that delight those audiences on mobile.”

Scopely continues to collaborate with world-class development talent in every genre, partnering with IUGO Mobile Entertainment to co-create this genre-defining role-playing game. IUGO is the famed creator of Knights & Dragons, an award-winning original IP and top grossing hit on the App Store and Google Play since 2012.

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