The Walking Dead Social Game opened to the public yesterday, but if you haven't had a chance to try it out yet, we have screenshots from the opening of the game and the first few missions.
As the name implies, this is very much a casual game meant to be played with your friends. If you're not much of a gamer and would like to throw yourself into the world of The Walking Dead with your friends, this game has a really easy learning curve and ties into the TV series episodes.
For gamers who are looking for more of a challenge, you'll have to wait for the release of Activision's first person shooter, where you'll play as Daryl Dixon before the events of The Walking Dead TV show. Fans of Telltale's episodic games can also look forward to Episode 3 of The Walking Dead game series later this month.
"AMC and RockYou® today announced the launch of “The Walking Dead Social Game,” a story-based Facebook game based on AMC’s tv series. Fans are invited to step into the zombie-filled world, where they will fight for their lives, help friends survive, and embark on chilling adventures with characters and settings from the show. Play the game now at https://apps.facebook.com/amcwalkingdeadgame/?amc
“The Walking Dead Social Game” blends elements of strategy and survival-horror to create a unique, tensioned-filled social gaming experience. Faced with an ever-present threat from man-eating zombies (called “walkers”), players use combat, stealth and trickery to stay alive and complete missions in their quest to survive the apocalypse.
“The audience for AMC's 'The Walking Dead’ are passionate and deeply interested in the world of the show. Our social game allows them to explore and experience the zombie apocalypse for themselves, along with their friends,” said Mac McKean, AMC’s SVP of Digital Media.
The game offers a stat system based on the characters’ attributes such as stamina, shooting accuracy, range of movement and vision. As you progress you earn points, based on your skill, which enables you to improve on these stats. This all allows for players to customize the skill-set of the squad members. No one is safe as even the player’s own Facebook friends may turn and attack as blood-thirsty walkers. The game was developed by Eyes Wide Games of Atlanta, GA."
For our earlier coverage on The Walking Dead Social Game, visit the following articles: