Telltale’s The Walking Dead game might be getting the lion’s share of press lately, but there’s actually another very good Walking Dead game out there: The Walking Dead: Assault for iOS. No, really: it’s good!
Walking Dead author Robert Kirkman has been having fun promoting the game, and has launched a new Twitter campaign called “Play the Walking Dead” in which he’ll regularly issue new challenges for the game via Twitter through December 21 (You know, when the world ends). It’s the kind of thing that could be cool, or could be obnoxious, depending — but still, cool to see the author of the series engaging with the game so directly.
Full details from the press release:
Beginning today, Skybound, publisher of The Walking Dead: Assault and Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves and Super Dinosaur, will host “the 10 days of the Apocalypse”, a celebration of our forthcoming apocalypse as predicted by the Mayans.
To celebrate this pivotal event in human history, Robert Kirkman is hosting a “10 days of the Apocalypse” event, where every day at 11AM PST on his Twitter feed, @RobertKirkman, he will set a new daily challenge for players of The Walking Dead: Assault.
Winners of each challenge will be awarded prizes that will be kept secret until the challenge is made, however, know that some of these will be very special items you will not be able to find anywhere else.
So, sure, it’s really just a stunt to promote The Walking Dead: Assault. But hey, the game is good, and this gives the welcome opportunity to beat the creator of The Walking Dead at his own game.