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  Download The Walking Dead: Assault - Episode 1 today!
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12/03/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

December 3 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 more!

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 retina displays.

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 Reed, Slidetoplay.com

“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.” – Jbannanyc

“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 £1.49.

Download The Walking Dead: Assault from iTunes today!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-walking-dead-assault/id573981310?mt=8

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!


About Skybound

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 Wolf-Man”.

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.