Telltale Games and Eisner Award-winning writer & creator of The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman, announced that the first episode of Playing Dead, a new online talk show discussing the upcoming Walking Dead Game, is now live and available to view on the games’ official website, which also debuted today at telltalegames.com/walkingdead.
Based on Robert Kirkman’s groundbreaking comic book series, The Walking Dead Game is an episodic Adventure Horror game series set during the same apocalyptic period witnessed by Sheriff Rick Grimes. Telling the story of a new group of survivors as they struggle to flee the horror of Atlanta and the surrounding communities consumed by the undead, The Walking Dead offers players the chance to experience the very first days of the apocalypse, meeting people and participating in events that intersect with the story seen in the comic books.
Playing Dead is an online talk show that takes fans behind the scenes to reveal what has gone into making the game. Hosted by AJ LoCascio (the voice of Marty McFly in Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game series), the nine-part show will feature guests including The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and The Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta, consultant for the game.
After a 24-hour period of exclusivity on the official website, Playing Dead will also be available to watch on YouTube, iTunes and soon after, other online outlets including Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network.
“Collaborating with Telltale on The Walking Dead continues to be a fantastic process. They understand the world and the characters that I created and what it takes to make a game out of them. What’s really exciting is that they’re telling a new story with new characters, so you’ll get to see the same world Rick Grimes did, but now from a different point of view,” said The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. “Playing Dead is going to be an awesome way for fans to learn about the game and how it was made. It makes sense that Telltale are talking to people in this unique way because The Walking Dead is going to be a unique zombie game.”
The Walking Dead is a five part episodic Adventure Horror game that will be available for digital download beginning in spring of 2012 for all major gaming platforms.
Telltale also released 3 new screenshots from the game, which you can view below, highlighting the game’s distinctive visuals, inspired by the work of The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard. I’ve also included concept art and screenshots that were released at San Diego Comic-Con 2011.