Official Press Release
SKYBOUND and Z-Man Games are proud to announce the launch of Robert Kirkman’sThe Walking Dead Board Game, based on the hugely popular comic book series.
Arriving in late summer 2011, The Walking Dead Board Game gives fans the opportunity to play Rick, Shane, Andrea, and other favorite The Walking Dead characters as they deal with zombies, collect supplies and pick up the pieces of their lives.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to play in the rich, incredible world that Robert Kirkman has created,” said Keith Tralins, game designer and president of MegaGigaOmniCorp, Inc. “Our goal was to give players the chance to feel like they had to survive in that world, with an unrelenting swarm of zombies at their heels. I believe we've achieved that goal."
Robert is excited to let his fans jump into the world he created, “I've always loved board games, but never knew they could be this cool! We've done test plays of The Walking Dead board game at the office, and the game play scenarios ring true to what Rick and the other survivors face in the comic book. I couldn't be more impressed with Z-Man Games.”
Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Board Game is published by Z-Man Games, designed and developed by MegaGigaOmniCorp, Inc. and To Be Continued, LLC. For 1-6 players, ages [13+]. $39.99 on sale late Summer 2011.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published Battle Pope (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SuperPatriot and TechJacket), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with Invincible and The Walking Dead. During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman's Invincible into a motion comic -- one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman's SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and Kirkman himself handpicks all acquisitions. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for The Walking Dead. AMC's interpretation of the comic, helmed by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd, has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to garner the highest ratings for the network, making it a game changer for groundbreaking television on cable.
A division of Image Comics founded in July 2010, SKYBOUND is helmed by Robert Kirkman, who handpicks and publishes up-and-coming comic creators for publication and development. Kirkman and SKYBOUND management maintain an active role in the promotion and expansion of their talent pool’s projects, and artist and company alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally. The first SKYBOUNDOriginal, Witch Doctor, will be published in early 2011, and will be followed by collaboration between Kirkman and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) entitled Thief of Thieves.