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rd 2012: Gamagio in collaboration with Skybound and
Skybound Asia announce the release of a new iOS game based on
Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic series and
best-selling graphic novels, “The Walking Dead”.
Following the comic timeline, Episode 1 "Days Gone Bye" begins
at the point Rick awakes in the hospital in Issue #1 and takes you
from those first isolated moments, through Atlanta, and ultimately
to the horrific invasion of the camp that costs the survivors
valuable allies and friends.
Play as your favourite characters from the series - Rick,
Glenn, Shane, Carl, and more! Assemble your ultimate team of four,
hunt for supplies, purchase new items & upgrades, and use
unique special abilities and distractions like car alarms and
flares to survive the undead horror!
Complete Bonus Objectives and Challenges to unlock special
content including artwork and wallpapers for your device,
behind-the-scenes trivia, Game Center Achievements and much
The Walking Dead: Assault features authentic locations from
comic book series all visualized in a 3D art style based the comic
series iconic look and uses intuitive controls designed
specifically for handheld devices and the iPhone 5 and New iPad
Since its launch last Friday, The Walking Dead: Assault has
become the #1 Strategy game in over thirteen countries including
the US, UK, Canada, and Germany and is currently the #2 game in the
US after the nail-biting mid-season US finale of the TV show! The
Walking Dead: Assault has a 5 star rating from over a thousand
reviews and a new person plays the game every 8 seconds!
What the media are saying...
“The Walking Dead: Assault” is a meaty chunk of
squad-based survival horror that faithfully follows Rick and the
crew through several arcs of Robert Kirkman’s award winning
comic book series... Most unexpected and greatly
appreciated.” – Mike Fahey, Kotaku
“So far, we’re loving every second of our time with
The Walking Dead: Assault. If you’re into the Walking Dead
universe or squad-based strategy games, you can pick this one up
with confidence. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going
to dive back into the post-apocalyptic world.” – Chris
“One of the best games I have played. Ever... Walking
Dead!!!” – Jonathan Ross, entertainer
App Store reviews...
“This just came out of nowhere and I’m hooked!
Can’t wait for the rest of the episodes.” –
“The game does an excellent job of capturing the tone and
feel of the comic book... and packaging those tense combat moments
into a squad-based real time tactical game. A must buy for The
Walking Dead fans.” – Bool Zero
“I love the show and this game does not disappoint. It
has the atmosphere and sets the mood for a very good zombie game.
Best top down shooter I’ve ever played on iOS hands
down.” – im-unarmed
The Walking Dead: Assault is a Universal App allowing a
one-time purchase to run on all of the purchaser's Apple mobile
devices and is available at an introductory price of just
Download The Walking Dead: Assault from iTunes today!
Coming soon! Future episodes include “Safety Behind
Bars” and “Fear The Hunters” and will feature key
locations such as the Prison along with additional characters like
Michonne, Tyreese, the Governor, and devastating new weapons such
as Tear Gas, the semi-automatic Rifle, and the Flamethrower!
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work
including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series “The
Walking Dead”, long-running “Invincible”,
all-ages “Super Dinosaur”, “Thief of
Thieves”, “Clone”, “Witch Doctor”,
“Guarding the Globe”, and “The Astounding
Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows,
merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and
entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's
successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning
television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic
cable drama of all time in the U.S, which is also an international
success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief
of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top
the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists.
About Skybound Asia
Skybound Asia was founded in 2011 by Skybound Entertainment in
partnership with Figo Fuad and James Lockard of The Moving Images
Company. Based in Singapore, Skybound Asia focuses on developing
Skybound’s titles, including record-breaking series The
Walking Dead, in Southeast Asia through the development of mobile
apps, merchandising and conventions. The establishment of Skybound
Asia marked the first time an independent creator established an
arm in Southeast Asia.
About Gamagio Ltd
Gamagio is a London, UK-based independent developer of mobile
and social games. It was founded in 2011 by Head of Studio Ian Bell
and Development Director Andy Garton as the social & mobile
sister studio to Slightly Mad Studios , developers of the
award-winning Need For Speed: SHIFT and SHIFT 2 Unleashed titles
and WMD community-powered title Project CARS.
The Walking Dead: Assault represents the fourth title to be
released by Gamagio.