Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman Announce Playing Dead and Website for Upcoming Walking Dead Game
Online talk show discusses upcoming adventure game based on popular TV series.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, creator/writer of the insanely popular comic The Walking Dead, announced today the release of the first episode of Playing Dead, a new online talk show that discusses their upcoming adventure game The Walking Dead. The episode is now live and available to view on the games' official website (which also debuted today) here: LINK
The Walking Dead will be based on Kirkman's comic book in an episodic adventure horror series, set during the same period that Sheriff Rick Grimes also experiences in the comic. The game will focus on a new group of survivors that attempt to escape the zombie-plauged Atlanta and the surrounding area. The game will also allow players to experience the very first days of the zombie apocalypse, meeting people and participating in events that are seen in the comic books themselves.
The online talk show itself, Playing Dead, gives players a view behind the scenes to show what Telltale Games and Kirkman are putting into making the game. The show is hosted by AJ LoCascio, known to fans as the voice of Marty McFly in Telltale's Back to the Future: The Game series, and will be released in a nine-part series. Guests such as Robert Kirkman and Gary Whitta (screenwritter for The Book of Eli and story consultant for the game. Following a 24-hour period of exclusivity on the official website, Playing Dead will also be available on YouTube, iTunes, and on other outlets such as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
“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, Telltale co-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.”
For more information on Playing Dead and the upcoming The Walking Dead game, visit the above link for the official website.