[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
th 2012: Gamagio in collaboration with Skybound and
Skybound Asia announce the release of the first update to new iOS
game “The Walking Dead: Assault” based on Robert
Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic series and best-selling
graphic novels, “The Walking Dead”.
Since its launch just two weeks ago, The Walking Dead: Assault
has become the #1 Strategy game in over thirteen countries
including the US, UK, Canada, and Germany with a five star rating
from nearly 5000 happy reviewers!
Since then we’ve been watching all the video reviews,
reading all the forums, listening to all the comments, and today we
have released a new update that covers the following...
Michonne is now available! This sword-wielding fan
favourite can now be added to your team; her special move slices
& dices all zombies around her and whilst she’s on your
team everyone benefits from making less noise
New alternate control scheme! You asked for it, we
listened! We’ve added a new toggle that allows you to invert
the movement controls allowing you to now double-tap to move the
entire team and hold to move a single survivor
New rewards for professional zombie slayers!
Complete the game on Hard and Brutal difficulty for additional
rewards, plus a new special achievement for particularly enthused
Many audio/visual/UI/bug fixes! Audio enhancements
for iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5. More
variety in the zombie sound effects, a new indicator on the Chapter
Selection screen showing progress towards completing Bonus
Objectives, and bug fixes for any incorrect Game Center
Achievements (eg.. “Running Man”)
Thank you to all the fans and players that have given feedback
The Walking Dead: Assault is a Universal App allowing a
one-time purchase to run on all of the purchaser's Apple mobile
devices and is available for just £1.99.
Download The Walking Dead: Assault from iTunes today!
Coming soon! Future episodes include “Safety Behind
Bars” and “Fear The Hunters” featuring key
locations such as the Prison along with additional characters like
Hershel, Tyreese, the Governor, and devastating new weapons such as
Tear Gas, the semi-automatic Rifle, and the Flamethrower!
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work
including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series “The
Walking Dead”, long-running “Invincible”,
all-ages “Super Dinosaur”, “Thief of
Thieves”, “Clone”, “Witch Doctor”,
“Guarding the Globe”, and “The Astounding
Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows,
merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and
entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's
successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning
television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic
cable drama of all time in the U.S, which is also an international
success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief
of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top
the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists.
About Skybound Asia
Skybound Asia was founded in 2011 by Skybound Entertainment in
partnership with Figo Fuad and James Lockard of The Moving Images
Company. Based in Singapore, Skybound Asia focuses on developing
Skybound’s titles, including record-breaking series The
Walking Dead, in Southeast Asia through the development of mobile
apps, merchandising and conventions. The establishment of Skybound
Asia marked the first time an independent creator established an
arm in Southeast Asia.
About Gamagio Ltd
Gamagio is a London, UK-based independent developer of mobile
and social games. It was founded in 2011 by Head of Studio Ian Bell
and Development Director Andy Garton as the social & mobile
sister studio to Slightly Mad Studios , developers of the
award-winning Need For Speed: SHIFT and SHIFT 2 Unleashed titles
and WMD community-powered title Project CARS.
The Walking Dead: Assault represents the fourth title to be
released by Gamagio.