Robert Kirkman via Kirkman’s Skybound and Scopely has unleashed a new free mobile game for all you zombie fans titled The Walking Dead: Road to Survival. You can download the free zombie game for your iOS and Android device. The mobile horror game will feature key characters from The Walking Dead comic books in a living world that will continue to expand. Full details in the press release below.
Press Release: 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.
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is available as a free download on iOS [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walking-dead-road-to-survival/id969316884] and Android [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scopely.headshot] devices. To learn more about The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, please check out the official uncut trailer [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwdeOsI8bW0&feature=youtu.be] and follow #RoadtoSurvival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Scopely is the leading touchscreen entertainment network. Founded in 2011, Scopely partners and collaborates with elite game developers and global entertainment companies to bring industry leading distribution and monetization technology to free to play games. Scopely oversees marketing, analytics, ads, business development, live ops, quality assurance, community management, and more, empowering developers to focus on building and refining great gameplay experiences to earn the loyalty and love of millions of players around the world. In November 2014, Scopely closed a Series A funding round of $35 million to scale the business, expand the corporate team and diversify the company’s catalog of mobile game titles across original and globally celebrated entertainment properties. In August 2015, Inc. Magazine named Scopely the #9 fastest-growing private company in America. To learn more, please visit www.scopely.com.
About Skybound Entertainment
Since opening its doors Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 show on television among the coveted 18-49 demo. Kirkman and Alpert will also executive produce the upcoming Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, for AMC.
Skybound Entertainment recently produced its first feature film, AIR, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in summer 2015. Kirkman and Alpert serve as producers on the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film.
Skybound released Kirkman’s newest comic, Outcast, in June 2014 which recently received a series pickup for CINEMAX with Fox International attached as the studio. Outcast, starring Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes and Philip Glenister as Reverend Anderson, will begin production this summer. Kirkman and Alpert will serve as executive producers on the series.
Other comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, fantasy adventure comic Birthright, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves.
Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including its first tabletop card game Superfight, apparel, board games, and action figures. For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.thewalkingdead.com.
About IUGO Mobile Entertainment
Founded in 2003, IUGO is an innovative mobile-first-and-mobile-only studio focused on creating premium game experiences on mobile devices. The passionate team is a perfect balance of inspired game creators and strong technology experts. In parallel with creating great games, IUGO has invested significant efforts into developing a suite of robust and high performance mobile-specific technologies. This has given the studio an edge to deliver superior products that look and play better. The Vancouver-based studio has earned a solid reputation for delivering chart-topping titles for major global publishing partners as well as achieving success with its own self-published original games. For more information, please visit www.iugome.com