To be developed by AMD and Finnish game company Next Games
March 6, 2014
It was announced today that the first mobile game based on AMC's television series The Walking Dead is in production by AMC and Next Games. The series has been #1 among adults 18-49 for the second consecutive year.
The game will be developed for smartphones and tablets. Its launch will be coincidental with Season 5 of the TV series and be distributed and marketed across continents.
Charlie Collier, AMC President: "We chose to team up with Next Games because of their outstanding creative and technical talent, as well as a willingness to re-imagine the unique and compelling world of The Walking Dead, which has built a significant and passionate global fan community. We’re thrilled to be part of this next wave of games innovation and participating in a project that – like the show itself – is in service of the fans."
Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO at Next Games: "Our take on the undead survival franchise will match the against-all-odds action and moment-to-moment tension of the TV series. We want to find that sweet spot where gameplay and narrative inform and reinforce one another. Like AMC’s The Walking Dead itself, we’re not giving away too many details right out the gate, but I can confidently state it’s unlike anything we’ve seen from The Walking Dead franchise on home or mobile gaming hardware before."
Further details about mobile versions of the game will be released in the coming months.