I can't think of anyone who would want to physically put themselves into the world of the Walking Dead in any real way. Just the thought of it would make me want to break down in despair. But if I got the opportunity to walk amongst the walkers in a video game, safe from their drooling, gnashing teeth and clawing fingers, well, that's something I can get behind.
Good news for me then, because Robert Kirkman has teamed up with the folks at Telltale Games to create an immersive, story-driven video game, doled out in downloadable episodes, for the PC, Mac, Xbox Live Arcade, the Playstation Network, and other leading platforms.
First, a few quick facts:
- It’s set in the world of the Walking Dead comic series, not the TV series.
- Rick Grimes is not the center of the story or a playable character.
- However, you will run into a few familiar faces from before Rick met them, including Glenn and Herschel.
- The game is story and decision based, not simply a gnash, slash, and bash style game (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
If you want to know more about this game and a few behind the scenes secrets on how it came to be, check out the Playing Dead online video series below, starting with the official trailer:
Playing Dead Part 1
Playing Dead Part 2
Playing Dead Part 3
Also, by pre-ordering the Walking Dead, you could win the chance to be zombified and put into a future episode of the game!