Ever wanted to chase zombies round your local neighbourhood in a similar fashion to all those Pokemon GO trainers out there? Today, Next Games and AMC will allow The Walking Dead fans to do just that with the launch of augmented reality (AR) title The Walking Dead: Our World for iOS and Android devices.
Players will now be able to jump into The Walking Dead universe being able to play alongside the characters from the TV series, including Daryl, Michonne and Rick, who each fight in their own specialised way.
The Walking Dead: Our World is powered by Google Maps, enabling the game map to showcase the action anywhere they go, including world-famous landmarks and buildings such as the Statue of Liberty, the London Eye and Burj Khalifa.
“I’m proud of team Next Games for creating this incredibly ambitious game that offers players an immersive and deeply personal experience with AMC’s The Walking Dead universe. Combined with both a technically and creatively unique AR and location execution, this game truly takes a fresh approach to the genre. I’m excited to let the world play our game today and can confidently say that this will be a day to remember for Next Games,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games in a statement.
The Walking Dead: Our World allows players to fight the zombie hordes solo or team up with friends to compete in weekly missions, showcasing their skills to claim recognition and rewards. Other features include rescuing survivors, collecting character and weapon cards, plus there’s even a ‘couch play’ option so you can really play anywhere.
“The Walking Dead has some of the most passionate fans on the planet,” said Lyle Underkoffler, SVP Digital Media for AMC. “We’re so excited to partner with Next Games for the second time to offer our fans this truly unique and immersive AR experience — the chance to live out their apocalyptic fantasies in the real world, and fight for survival side-by-side with their favorite characters from this iconic series. We’re looking forward to seeing our fans’ stories come to life in a way that was never before possible.”