Team 17 have taken their smash indie hit, The Escapist and injected it with a strong case of The Walking Dead. The new game, currently in development and out this year, brings their adventure pixel art game to the world of The Walking Dead.

In The Escapists The Walking Dead Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast. He must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics and so as the player makes progress in the game they play through locations that mirror the progress of the band of the survivors taken from the award-winning comic’s epic story.

Team 17 came to us with their plan for merging the two properties and we loved it. We’ve been supported of indie gaming for a while, and how it allows creators almost complete control over their vision.

We’re showing off a playable preview version of the game at our Game Lounge inside Petco Park as part of the Walker Stalker Fan Fest this weekend! Get your tickets RIGHT HERE!

The Escapists The Walking Dead is scheduled for a 2015 release on Xbox One and PC!

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