AMC Launches The Walking Dead Social Game

The dead are taking over the world, one social network at a time.  AMC has launched the much hyped and long awaited “The Walking Dead Social Game”.  The game is well worth the wait for The Walking Dead, you get to play as your own character alongside all of your favorites from the show.

In terms of game play, The Walking Dead Social Game fits the mold of ‘turn based’ strategy games crossed with mission based.  The game is set in the early days of the crisis as Shane and other familiar characters try to make their way to Atlanta.

The tutorials are quick, easy to follow, and you find yourself deeply immersed in The Walking Dead world in no time.  You can practically smell the rotting flesh through your monitor!  Give it a play 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.

“Gamers are ready for a more robust gameplay experience on Facebook,” said Josh Grant, SVP and GM of Studio Partners at Rock You. “We’re bringing a thrilling survival-horror game experience to a more social platform that both long-time gamers and fans new to the gaming space can enjoy.”

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