If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, then this is the game for you. Just in time for the TV series’ mid-season premiere in Asia Pacific, game publisher FunSpot has launched its The Walking Dead: Assault game in the region in cooperation with Skybound Asia.
“We are really excited about the opportunities for this game globally, especially in Asia,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of the hit comic book series upon which the popular TV series was based. The iOS game, designed for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, the developers are planning to go beyond Apple’s mobile platform.
“FunSpot will not only publish and promote this game, but will work with us to develop a brand new browser-based mobile social game to target our fans across these markets, irrespective of their phone or tablet types,” says Skybound’s director for business development Shawn Kirkham, noting that a more open platform like web and mobile web will enable access to more users.
The game itself is a role-playing game. Assault lets players build teams of survivors, which include characters from the Walking Dead universe such as Rick, Shane, Lori, Carl, Andrea, Glenn, Carol, Michonne and Sophia. Players then need to collect supplies, manage their stats and kill Walkers (the universe’s term for zombies). The game features locations from the comic book series, mostly visualized in a 3D art style.
Headquartered in Singapore and with offices in Chennai, Jakarta, Manila and San Jose, CA, FunSpot develops mobile and social games for emerging markets. Skybound is the production company that manages Robert Kirkman’s creations, including The Walking Dead series, among others. The Walking Dead: Assault is a premium app and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.