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The Walking Dead: The Game Kicks Off New Web Series

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Posted February 16, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg


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You've gotta hand it to zombies. As ugly and unsettling as they are to look at, they've hit the mainstream in a big way these past few years thanks to their pop culture resurgence. Robert Kirkman can take plenty of responsibility for that, thanks to his Image comic The Walking Dead and its continual transmedia expansion into the realm of television and, soon enough, video games.

Telltale Games revealed last year that it is working on an adventure game adaptation of The Walking Dead. We haven't seen much of it yet, but that ought to change soon enough thanks to the newly launched Playing Dead web series. You can check out the first episode above, with A.J. "the new voice of Marty McFly" Locascio talking to lead designers Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman about how things are coming along. 

You'll see a few screens and probably spot at least one familiar character, but the only big revelation regarding the content is that the game will exist in the world of the comic book, not the TV show. Familiar characters will come in and out of the ongoing story, but the focus is largely on an entirely new group of survivors in the post-zombie apocalypse.

The designers also confirm a five-month release cycle, spread over five episodes. The choices that you make concerning who lives and who dies will carry over from one episode to the next. My only hope is that the gameplay falls closer to Telltale's Back to the Future series than its more recent Jurassic Park series.

The next episode of Playing Dead will sit down with The Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta, who is working with Telltale on developing the game's story.

Source: Telltale Games

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