Disruptor Beam, a gaming company focused on bringing the world’s greatest entertainment franchises to mobile, has announced its plans to release a new story-driven multiplayer strategy game based on The Walking Dead. Under license from Skybound Entertainment and based on Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic book series drawn by Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead: March to War will launch on the App Store and Google Play next year.
“The Walking Dead is an iconic franchise and one with millions of fans around the world,” said Jon Radoff, Founder & CEO of Disruptor Beam. “We’ve had success bringing both Star Trek and Game of Thrones to mobile, allowing fans of these franchises to tell their own stories through gameplay and the connections they make with other players.
“We very much look forward to continuing our work with Skybound Entertainment to create a similarly authentic and graphically impressive 3D game that truly brings to life the world fans love in The Walking Dead: March to War.”
The Walking Dead: March to War is a story-driven multiplayer strategy game. Players must fight alongside and against others for control of scarce resources in and around a devastated Washington D.C., while fending off walkers and attempting to rebuild society. As the leader of a group of survivors, each player will assemble a team including a council of well-known characters from The Walking Dead such as Rick, Michonne, and Negan. Faced with an ongoing series of moral choices, players will defend their camp against hordes of walkers and, the bigger threat, other survivors. Inspired by the stark look of The Walking Dead comics, March to War will feature rich 3D graphics unlike anything seen in other The Walking Dead or strategy mobile games.
“Disruptor Beam’s ability to marry innovative gameplay mechanics with deep storytelling elements based on popular franchises like The Walking Dead is one of the many reasons we’re excited to be working together,” said Dan Murray, President of Skybound Interactive. “March to War will enable fans to experience similar struggles in an attempt to rebuild civilization as the characters they’ve come to know in The Walking Dead comics.”
“March to War is a new kind of Walking Dead mobile game – one featuring immersive 3D graphics and focused on true multiplayer competitive gameplay, where survivors must actively work with and against others to gain control and progress,” said Joey Lapegna, Director of Product & Design at Disruptor Beam. “The alliances players form and the enemies they make will define their story, and dictate whether they will succeed or fail – an experience that we hope will feel very familiar to any Walking Dead fan.”
Founded by game industry veteran and entrepreneur Jon Radoff, Disruptor Beam puts the world’s greatest entertainment franchises into every fan’s pocket. The Boston-area company builds story-rich mobile games that connect players around popular franchises including Game of Thrones, Star Trek and The Walking Dead. They released their first mobile game, Game of Thrones Ascent, in 2013, followed by the widely popular Star Trek Timelines in January 2016.
Led by Chairman Robert Kirkman and CEO David Alpert, Skybound Entertainment is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast. Moving into the digital content space, Skybound has also produced the first-ever narrative VR series, GONE, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and the YouTube Red original series, Scare PewDiePie, which is currently in production in its second season.
• The Walking Dead: March to War will launch in 2017. Fans of The Walking Dead can register for the new game as a Survivor by visiting www.MarchtoWar.com to receive pre-launch news about the game and an exclusive in-game Captured Walker at launch. Fans can also follow the game on Facebook and Twitter