We caught up with Team 17 about their new release, The Escapists: The Walking Dead. The game, as the title would suggest is a mash-up of the popular indie-hit, The Escapists and the global comic book zombie phenomena, The Walking Dead!
The player takes the role of Rick Grimes as he deals with the hoards of zombies in that now familiar 8-bit pixel art aesthetic seen in The Escapists. The player is charged with looking after and guiding a group of survivors featuring many of the favourites from the Walking Dead comic books. The gameplay objectives are based around navigating a safe escape route from a designated area whilst, also managing nerve jangling tasks en route!
Another feature of TETWD is that it matches the chronology of The Walking Dead comics as well as mirroring fans favourite locations. Such as, Meriwether, Woodbury and Alexandria. TETWD also encourages players to craft items from over 200 different items available in the game. Also, bringing in ideas like ‘Routine’ to ensure group moral stays high!
The Escapists: The Walking Dead was released on the 30th September 2015 on PC (Windows) and XBOX1.