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For the other video games in The Walking Dead universe, see Video Game.
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Developer Telltale Games
Publisher Telltale Games
Distributor Skybound Entertainment
Based On Image Comics' The Walking Dead
Platforms Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
iOS
Kindle Fire HDX
Android
Seasons The Walking Dead: Season One
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Walking Dead: Season Three
Episodes 11

The Walking Dead, also known as The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, is an episodic video game that takes place within Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic series' universe.

The game is developed and published by Telltale Games, associated with Skybound Entertainment.

Telltale released the start of Season 1 at the beginning in spring of 2012.[1] The first episode of the adventure game debuted on April 24, 2012, for PC, Mac, and the PlayStation Network, on April 27, for Xbox Live Arcade, and on July 26th, for the iOS.

Due to the late release of the game for iOS, episode 2 became available for download on August 29th. The entire first season, (along with the "400 Days" DLC), was released on August 20, 2013, for the PlayStation Vita.

Kirkman has said that, unlike typical zombie games such as Left 4 Dead, it focuses more on characterization, character development, and emotion than action.

It is also the first game from Telltale to use the PlayStation Move. It is a point-and-click horror adventure, focusing on problem-solving rather than combat.[1]

Season 2 was confirmed to be planned by Telltale Games in July 2012. Later on, they pushed the release date towards Autumn 2013. The first episode of Season 2 was released on December 17th for PC/Mac via Steam and on PlayStation Network. It was released for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network Europe and iOS on December 18th. It was released for PlayStation Vita on April 22nd in North America and on April 23rd in Europe.

The 'Game of the Year' disc edition for Season 1 was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 14, 2014. A retail disc version of Season 2 was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 21, 2014 in North America and on October 31, 2014 in Europe.

Season 3 was confirmed on July 26, 2014 during Skybound's panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Nothing more is known other than that the season will not be available earlier than 2015.[2][3]

Episodes

Season 1

Title Writer(s) Release Dates
1. "A New Day" Sean Vanaman April 24, 2012 (PC, PS3)
April 27, 2012 (X360)
July 26, 2012 (iOS)
August 20, 2013 (Vita)
December 19, 2013 (Fire HDX)
April 8, 2014 (Android)
October 14, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
2. "Starved For Help" Mark Darin June 27, 2012 (X360)
June 29, 2012 (PC, PS3)
August 29, 2012 (iOS)
August 20, 2013 (Vita)
December 19, 2013 (Fire HDX)
April 8, 2014 (Android)
October 14, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
3. "Long Road Ahead" Sean Vanaman August 28, 2012 (PS3)
August 29, 2012 (PC, X360)
October 18, 2012 (iOS)
August 20, 2013 (Vita)
December 19, 2013 (Fire HDX)
April 8, 2014 (Android)
October 14, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
4. "Around Every Corner" Gary Whitta October 9, 2012 (PS3)
October 10, 2012 (PC, X360)
November 8, 2012 (iOS)
August 20, 2013 (Vita)
December 19, 2013 (Fire HDX)
April 8, 2014 (Android)
October 14, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
5. "No Time Left" Sean Vanaman November 20, 2012 (PS3)
November 21, 2012 (PC, X360, iOS)
August 20, 2013 (Vita)
December 19, 2013 (Fire HDX)
April 8, 2014 (Android)
October 14, 2014 (PS4, XONE)

Downloadable Content(s)

Title Writer(s) Release Dates
1. "400 Days" Sean Ainsworth
Nick Breckon
Mark Darin
Sean Vanaman
Gary Whitta
July 2, 2013 (PS3)
July 3, 2013 (PC)
July 5, 2013 (X360)
July 11, 2013 (iOS)
August 20, 2013 (Vita)
December 19, 2013 (Fire HDX)
April 8, 2014 (Android)
October 14, 2014 (PS4, XONE)

Season 2

Title Writer(s) Release Dates
1. "All That Remains" Nick Breckon
Andrew Grant
December 17, 2013 (PC, PS3)
December 18, 2013 (X360, PS3, iOS)
April 22, 2014 (Vita)
October 21, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
2. "A House Divided" Nick Breckon March 4, 2014 (PC, PS3)
March 5, 2014 (X360)
March 6, 2014 (iOS)
March 12, 2014 (PS3)
April 22, 2014 (Vita)
October 21, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
3. "In Harm's Way" Pierre Shorette May 13, 2014 (PC, PS3)
May 14, 2014 (X360, PS3)
May 15, 2014 (iOS)
June 3, 2014 (Vita)
October 21, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
4. "Amid The Ruins" J. T. Petty
Eric Stirpe
July 22, 2014 (PC, PS3, Vita)
July 23, 2014 (X360, PS3)
July 24, 2014 (iOS)
October 21, 2014 (PS4, XONE)
5. "No Going Back" Nick Breckon
Pierre Shorette
August 26, 2014 (PC, PS3, Vita)
August 27, 2014 (X360, PS3)
August 28, 2014 (iOS)
October 21, 2014 (PS4, XONE)

Season 3

(To Be Announced)

Retail Releases

Season Episodes Retail release
United States United Kingdom & Ireland Australia
1 5 December 17, 2012 May 10, 2013 May 9, 2013
2 5 October 21, 2014 October 31, 2014 N/A

Cast

Season 1

(In order of appearance)

"400 Days" (DLC)

(In order of chronological appearance)

Season 2

(In order of appearance)

Deaths

In-Game Statistics

The in-game statistics are tracked by the game when players are confronted with various but difficult choices. Players influence the story within the entire game when making these decisions, creating a "tailored" experience.

For the complete in-game stats, see Video Game Statistics.

Marketing

On February 15, 2012, Telltale announced the launch of Playing Dead, a behind-the-scenes online talk show including guests like The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, and story consultant and "The Book of Eli" writer Gary Whitta.[1]

Videos

Official Trailers

Achievements/Trophies

The following is a list of all obtainable Achievements and trophies in the game.

Season 1

Season 2

System Requirements

PC System Requirements

Minimum: OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7 Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent Memory: 3 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics) DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c Sound: Direct X 9.0c sound device

Recommended: OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7 Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent Memory: 3 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics) DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c Sound: Direct X 9.0c sound device

Mac System Requirements

Minimum: OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X) Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel Memory: 4 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free Video Card: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card Additional: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks

Recommended: OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X) Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz Memory: 4 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free Video Card: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card Additional: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks

Awards


The Walking Dead GOTY


This is a list of awards that The Walking Dead: Season One has been nominated for or received. Titles in bold have been officially given.

  • Game of the Year (Geek Badge) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (The Jimquisition) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Spike - VGA 2012) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Destructoid - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Yahoo! Games - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Cheat Code Central) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (The Married Gamers) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Wired.com - Best Games of 2012) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (God is a Geek) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (TheGamersHub Awards 2012) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Official Xbox Magazine - Game of the Year 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (GamesRadar) - Winner
  • Game of the Year (Gamezebo) - Winner
  • Best Downloadable Game (GameMasters GJS) - Runner Up
  • Best Downloadable Game (Spike - VGA 2012) - Winner
  • Best Downloadable Game (Machinima - Inside Gaming Awards 2012) - Winner
  • Best Downloadable Game (Cheat Code Central) - Winner
  • Best Downloadable Game (X-Play - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Best Downloadable Game (Yahoo! Games - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Indie/Downloadable Game Of The Year - Reader’s Choice (Kotaku Awards 2012) - Winner
  • Best Adventure Game (GameSpy - Best of E3 2012) - Winner
  • Best Adventure Game (Gamezebo - Best of 2012) - Winner
  • Best Overall Adventure Game (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year) - No Time Left - Winner
  • Best PC Adventure Game (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year) - Winner
  • Best Writing (X-Play - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Best Writing of the Year (PC Gamer - Game of the Year Awards 2012) - Winner
  • Best Story (GameTrailers - Game of the Year Awards 2012) - Winner
  • Best Story (GameCentral Video Game Mini-Awards – The Best of 2012) - Winner
  • Best Overall Story (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year) - No Time Left - Winner
  • Best Xbox 360 Story (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year) - No Time Left - Winner
  • Best Horror Game of 2012 (Gamezebo - Best of 2012) - Winner
  • Best Adapted Video Game (Spike - VGA 2012) - Winner
  • Best Licensed Game (Cheat Code Central) - Winner
  • Best Single Player Game (God is a Geek) - Winner
  • Best Xbox Live Arcade Game (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year) - No Time Left - Winner
  • Best Multiplatform Game (Destructoid - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Best PC Game (Gamezebo - Best of 2012) - Winner
  • PC Game Of The Year - Editor’s Pick (Kotaku Awards 2012) - Winner
  • Best Performance by a Human Female (Spike - VGA 2012) - Melissa Hutchison (Clementine) - Winner
  • Best Character Design (Machinima - Inside Gaming Awards 2012) - Lee Everett - Winner
  • Best Male Character (Cheat Code Central) - Lee Everett - Winner
  • Best Female Character (Cheat Code Central) - Clementine - Winner
  • Community Choice (Destructoid - Best of 2012 Awards) - Winner
  • Studio of The Year (Spike - VGA 2012) - Telltale Games - Winner
  • Top Video Games of 2012 (E! Online) - Winner
  • Best Performance by a Human Male (Spike - VGA 2012) - Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett)
  • Best Narrative (Machinima - Inside Gaming Awards 2012)
  • Best Overall Game (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year)
  • Best Overall Sound (IGN - 2012 Game of the Year)
  • Best Overall Game (IGN E3 2012) - Starved For Help
  • Best PC Game (IGN E3 2012) - Starved For Help
  • Best Xbox 360 Game (IGN E3 2012) - Starved For Help
  • Best PS3 Game (IGN E3 2012) - Starved For Help
  • Biggest Surprise (IGN E3 2012) - Starved For Help
  • Game of the Year (PC Gamer)
  • Game of the Year (Gamespot)
  • Game of the Year (Machinima - Inside Gaming Awards 2012)


Trivia

  • Clementine's character was developed before Lee's because the designers wanted a "character that would act as a moral compass for the main character as he progressed through the game."[4]
    • It was given by Telltale that supposedly the game would involve Clementine and her brother, but due to the pre-existence relationship before the apocalypse her brother was cut off from the game, replaced by Lee Everett.
      • It was also given that Clementine almost got cut-off from the game. This was because Telltale was concerned that the players wouldn't care about her.
  • By January 2013, The Walking Dead: Season One won over 60 'Game of the Year' awards, and as of June 2013, it has won over 90.
  • Upon announcement of the "400 Days" DLC, Telltale reported that over 17 million episodes have been purchased across all platforms worldwide.
  • The Video Game has more protagonists and major antagonists than any other form of Walking Dead media, with a total of 8 protagonists (Lee, Clementine, Vince, Wyatt, Russell, Bonnie, Shel, and Tavia) thus far and 7 major antagonists/antagonist groups (the St. John Family, Save-Lots Bandits, Crawford Oberson, the Stranger, Nate, William Carver, and Troy).
  • Clementine's brother was one of the original ideas for the main character, but was eventually axed due to the pre-existing relationship between the two.[4]
  • There was a pre-order contest in 2012 for the Video Game in which four randomly selected players who pre-ordered the game were selected to be transformed into the game as zombies, while one player won the grand prize of being transformed into a character in the game, dying, and coming back as a zombie. The four zombies appear in "No Time Left" as Lee makes his way to the Marsh House and the grand prize winner was Brie Rosenholm, who the character Brie was based on. Brie appears in "Around Every Corner" and then again in "No Time Left" as a zombie.
  • Although it says: "Silence is a valid option", there are some points in the game that you are required to speak, or you will either respawn or nothing will happen until you do.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Steve Sunu, Telltale Games Announces New "The Walking Dead" Website & Screenshots, Comic Book Resources, (February 15, 2012).
  2. @Skybound - Twitter (July 26, 2014)
  3. Skybound Entertainment Panel at SDCC 2014 - YouTube (July 27, 2014)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yoon, Andrew. The Walking Dead originally starred Clementine's brother Shack News (December 27, 2012)

External Links

Episodes of The Walking Dead Video Game
Season 1 "A New Day" • "Starved For Help" • "Long Road Ahead" • "Around Every Corner" • "No Time Left"
"400 Days" "Vince's Story" • "Wyatt's Story" • "Russell's Story" • "Bonnie's Story" • "Shel's Story" • "Epilogue"
Season 2 "All That Remains" • "A House Divided" • "In Harm's Way" • "Amid The Ruins" • "No Going Back"


The following are media and merchandise that are related and based on both the Comic Series and TV Series of The Walking Dead.

Walking Dead Media and Merchandise
The Walking Dead Comic SeriesThe Walking Dead TV Series
Personal ApparelCostumesAuthentic Zombie EssentialsTin Lunch BoxesDog TagsPromo ButtonsMetal Bottle Openers
Toys Action FiguresMinimatesPlushesPop! FiguresWacky Wobbler FiguresPlastic Army Builder Set
Trading Cards Season OneComics Set 1Season 2Comics Set 2Season 3 (Set 1)Season 3 (Set 2)
Soundtracks AMC Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1AMC Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2
Board Games The Walking Dead Board GameThe Walking Dead TV Board GameThe Walking Dead Card GameMonopolyRiskThe Best DefenseTrivia Box
Busts and Statues Teddy Bear GirlZombie Bust BanksMini BustsFull Body StatuesResin Statues
DVDs First SeasonFirst Season (Special Edition)Second SeasonSecond Season (Special Edition)Third SeasonThird Season (Special Edition)Fourth SeasonFourth Season (Special Edition)
Other CalendarPromo PicturesEscapesZombie PrintsHyundai ElantraReplica PropsCold CupGelatin Mold ZombieWeezer PostersBookend
Walking Dead Video Games
The Walking Dead Comic SeriesThe Walking Dead TV Series
Consoles Video GameSurvival Instinct‎
Social and Online Social Game‎Dead ReckoningAtlanta RunChop Shop
Apps Dead YourselfLeft BehindAssaultPinballZombiECardsNo Man's Land
Other Deluxe TV Games
Walking Dead Books and Magazines
The Walking Dead Comic SeriesThe Walking Dead TV Series
Novels Rise of the GovernorThe Road to Woodbury‎ • The Fall of the Governor‎‎ • Descent
Hardcovers Book OneBook TwoBook ThreeBook FourBook FiveBook SixBook SevenBook EightBook NineBook Ten
Omnibus Deluxe Omnibus Vol. 1Omnibus Vol. 2Omnibus Vol. 3Omnibus Vol. 4Omnibus Vol. 5
Compendiums Compendium One Compendium Two Compendium Three
Specials Free Comic Book Day SpecialMichonne SpecialThe Governor SpecialTyreese SpecialMorgan Special
Survivors' Guide Guide A-CGuide C-HGuide H-OGuide O-T
The Covers Volume 1Volume 2
Official Magazine

Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5Issue 6Issue 7Issue 8Issue 9

Other The Official Companion BookJust Another Day at the OfficeTriumph of The Walking DeadCutting Room FloorScript Book100 ProjectAll Out War AP Edition

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