woensdag, februari 15, 2012

The Walking Dead


Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman Announce Playing Dead & New Website/Screenshots for their Game Based on The Walking Dead

New Online Talk Show Reveals the Process of Making a Game based on the World’s Most Popular Zombie Franchise

San Rafael, CA – February 15, 2012 – Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of  The Walking Dead, announced that the first episode of  Playing Dead, a new online talk show discussing their upcoming game,  The Walking Dead, is now live and available to view on the games’ official  website, which also debuted today.

Based on Robert Kirkman’s groundbreaking comic book series,  The Walking Dead is an episodic Adventure Horror game series set during the same apocalyptic period witnessed by Sheriff Rick Grimes.  Telling the story of a new group of survivors as they struggle to flee the horror of Atlanta and the surrounding communities consumed by the undead,  The Walking Dead offers players the chance to experience the very first days of the apocalypse, meeting people and participating in events that intersect with the story seen in the comic books.

Playing Dead is an online talk show that takes fans behind the scenes to reveal what has gone into making the game.  Hosted by AJ LoCascio (the voice of Marty McFly in Telltale’s  Back to the Future: The Game series), the nine-part show will feature guests including  The Walking Dead creator/writer RobertKirkman and Gary Whitta, screenwriter for  The  Book of Eli  and story consultant for the game.

After a 24-hour period of exclusivity on the official website,  Playing Dead will also be available to watch on YouTube, iTunes and soon after, other online outlets including Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Network.

“Telltale has always believed in sharing and interacting with our fans as much as possible as we head towards the launch of a game and  Playing Dead is an exciting evolution of that process,” said Dan Connors, Telltaleco-founder and CEO. “I don’t think any other developer or publisher has created anything quite like this before and we really hope that people will enjoy it.”

“Collaborating with Telltale on  The Walking Dead continues to be a fantastic process.  They understand the world and the characters that I created and what it takes to make a game out of them.  What’s really exciting is that they’re telling a new story with new characters, so you’ll get to see the same world Rick Grimes did, but now from a different point of view,” added Robert Kirkman, creator of  The Walking Dead.   “Playing Dead is going to be an awesome way for fans to learn about the game and how it was made.  It makes sense that Telltale are talking to people in this unique way because The Walking Dead is going to be a unique zombie game.”

Telltale also released 3 new screenshots from the game, highlighting the game’s distinctive visuals, inspired by the work of  The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard.

The Walking Dead is a five part episodic Adventure Horror game that will be available for digital download beginning in spring of 2012 for all major gaming platforms.

About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago. He's the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning  The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, kid-friendly  Super Dinosaur,  The Astounding Wolfman, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and televisioncommunities and topped the  New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011, taking four of the top spots.  He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's  The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households.   www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman,  TheWalking Dead and all Skybound titles.