We know that readers are ready to start playing The Walking Dead Social Game and were disappointed when it didn't make the original April release date. Development of the game is still moving forward, though, with people currently taking part in a limited closed testing phase of the game. The developers have released a new gameplay preview video, showing off Daryl's crossbow, and we have it for you to watch.

"AMC and RockYou® have announced The Walking Dead Social Game, the first interactive game where users can play inside a social gaming world based on AMC’s TV series. The game allows players to have their own, unique adventures, with opportunities to encounter show characters at key moments suggested by the show’s rich narrative. The goal of the game is to survive the apocalypse by fighting walkers (zombies) to keep yourself and your fellow survivors alive, while scavenging resources and establishing camps based on settings from the show...

...The Walking Dead Social Game allows users to place guards, gather materials and fight zombies while avoiding detection and attack. The player controls his own unique party of survivors, which can include his friends but there are also opportunities for the player to interact with the TV characters. Mid-core and hard-core gamers typically engage with and thrive in games where failure is a critical element; social titles lack this key aspect of gameplay and, for the first time on Facebook, The Walking Dead Social Game reintroduces a sense of risk and heightened challenge for players."

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