Announcement: Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman Team Up and are Playing Dead


Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman ( Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of The Walking Dead) have teamed up to bring us some zombie related hotness for your enjoyment. Firstly they’ve delivered up the first episode of Playing Dead, an online talk show taking us behind the scenes behind the development of the Walking Dead Adventure game. Along with the talk show, the site has gone live as well for the game which you take a boo at over at

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 Gary Whitta, screenwriter for The Book of Eli and story 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.

“Telltale has always believed in sharing and interacting with our fans as much as possible as we head towards the launch of a game and Playing Dead is an exciting evolution of that process,” said Dan Connors, Telltale co-founder and CEO. “I don’t think any other developer or publisher has created anything quite like this before and we really hope that people will enjoy it.”

“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,” added Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “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.”

As the quote reflects the game itself will be featuring a new collection of characters set in the world of “The Walking Dead” and will be presented in episodic format across the various platforms in a digital download format. There will be 5 episodes and we have the first 3 announcement screens below following the first episode of “Playing Dead”. So check it my zombie lovers and get yourself ready for when The Walking Dead game hits this Spring, 2012!

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