Team17, makers of the popular Worms franchise, have recently announced that they are developing and publishing The Escapists: The Walking Dead, a new game in collaboration with Skybound Entertainment. Combing the popular indie game The Escapists with the hit TV show The Walking Dead, Team17 is taking the best of both worlds and giving gamers with the opportunity to play as Rick Grimes.
In The Escapists: The Walking Dead, recreated entirely in the 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, Rick is in charge of a group of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast. He must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks.
The game closely matches the timeline of the comics, so as the player makes progress in the game they play through locations that mirror the progress taken from the comic’s storyline. Team17 will be demoing the game for attendees at the Walker Stalker Fan Fest in Petco Park, San Diego, California during the 10th and 11th July.
Last but certainly not least, The Escapists: The Walking Dead is scheduled to be released on PC and Xbox One later this year.