The Walking Dead: Road To Survival, a free-to-play story-driven game based on the The Walking Dead graphic novels, has launched on both iTunes and Google Play, continuing the TV show and Comic Books expansion into the video game world. You can watch the TV spot for the game below.
The role-playing game features story driven missions and familiar non-playable characters from the The Walking Dead series such as Rick, Michonne and the Governor. Players can search for survivors, and can build and fortify their compounds by collecting resources. Other characters from the Comic Books, and TV show to an extent, are also expected to turn up in the game. They can also take on other users in head-to-head Player Versus Player, tournaments and create alliances.
The Walking Dead: Road To Survival was developed by Scopely in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, and the entire developmental process was overseen The Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman. Speaking about the game, Kirkman said:
“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. 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 compatible with Android devices running at least 2.3.3 and iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later. According to its app store page, the game includes in-app purchases ranging from US$3.85 to US$136.13 per item.
The game is currently available for iOS and Android, and it seems like there are currently no plans to make the game available for any other platform, and, with Kirkman’s comments above, it seems that the game was envisioned as just a mobile only game, and will more than likely stay a mobile only game.