It should come as no surprise that a Facebook game for The Walking Dead is on it’s way. This marks the third video game for The Walking Dead in so many months, but this one happens to be free to play.
Developed by Eyes Wide Games, The Walking Dead social game allows players to try their hands at surviving the infection with the aid of their friends while also visiting locations from the series and meeting some of their favorite characters.
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 will be released in chapter formats with the first serving as a prequel. The player’s character will meet up with Shane and Lori as they try to navigate the already fallen city of Atlanta. More chapters are expected to launch soon with the fourth chapter moving concurrently with the third season of the television show, which premieres October 14th on AMC.