The Walking Dead shambles over to Facebook in new social game

Need a zombie fix before the premiere of The Walking Dead Season 3 on October 14? AMC and RockYou have you covered. Today, the cable channel and social game developer launched the open beta of The Walking Dead Social Game on Facebook.

Based on the AMC TV series, the game allows you to step into Robert Kirkman’s bleak, zombie-filled world alongside characters like Shane, Lori, and Carl. A mix of strategy and survival-horror, The Walking Dead’s story-based missions involve combat, stealth, and item gathering as you search for supplies and weapons to use against the walkers. The game also features a stat-leveling system that allows you to customize the skill set of both your character and squad.

“Gamers are ready for a more robust gameplay experience on Facebook,” said Josh Grant, the senior vice president and general manager of Studio Partners at RockYou. “We’re bringing a thrilling survival-horror game experience to a more social platform that both longtime gamers and fans new to the gaming space can enjoy.”

Eyes Wide Games of Atlanta, Ga., developed the The Walking Dead Social Game.

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