The Walking Dead Season 7 is premiering October 23rd, so it’s no surprise I’ve been hearing a lot about both the TV show and the comic book recently. Today, we heard about a new mobile game based on the hit franchise that is promising to offer a different experience than the previous The Walking Dead mobile games. The Walking Dead: March to War will be developed by Disruptor Beam (of Star Trek Timelines and Game of Thrones Ascent fame) and will be a story-driven multiplayer game where players must cooperate with others to fight against other players for control of scarce resources in the areas around post-apocalyptic Washington D.C.. Hell might be other people in the world of The Walking Dead, but the walkers will be around as well making a nuisance of themselves.
The game will also include well-known characters from the show – Michonne, Rick, Negan – and will give players plenty of moral choices to make. I hope those choices do matter though because it’s one thing to have players make choices and it’s another for those choices to feel consequential. At the same time, I’m very interested in games where working with other players against other teams of players matters, so hopefully the game will capture that aspect of the comic book and the TV show well. The game will be F2P and will make it to the App Store at some point next year. If you head over to the game’s website and sing up, you’ll get a Captive Walker at launch.