New Online Talk Show Reveals the
Process of Making a Game based on the World’s Most Popular Zombie
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
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 Robert Kirkman 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, 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
“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
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 television communities 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, The
Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in
1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on
to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States.
Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd
McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major
houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and
Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly
every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science
fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and
more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For
more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for
every major gaming platform and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery
of digital gaming content. By developing games as series and
successfully releasing on a schedule, they create longer consumer
engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by
games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has
quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for
successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has
sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for
quality has been established across more than 25 published releases,
winning numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year"
accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and
Adventure Gamers. Telltale has also been recognized by mainstream
outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times and Variety.
Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on Xbox 360®,
Apple® iOS devices, PlayStation®3, PC, Mac, and Wii™.