The Walking Dead (video game)

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The Walking Dead
Developer(s)Telltale Games
Publisher(s)Telltale Games
Sony Computer Entertainment (Vita)
Director(s)Sean Vanaman
Jake Rodkin
Dennis Lenart
Eric Parsons
Nick Herman
Sean Ainsworth
Designer(s)Sean Vanaman
Jake Rodkin
Mark Darin
Harrison G. Pink
Andrew Langley
Sean Ainsworth
Writer(s)Sean Vanaman
Mark Darin
Gary Whitta
Composer(s)Jared Emerson-Johnson
SeriesThe Walking Dead
EngineTelltale Tool
Kindle Fire HDX
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Genre(s)Graphic adventure
Mode(s)Single player

The Walking Dead (also known as The Walking Dead: The Game and The Walking Dead: Season One) is an episodic graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games. It is published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Vita. It is based on The Walking Dead comic book series by Robert Kirkman. An additional downloadable episode titled 400 Days was released on July 2, 2013 to extend the first season as well as bridge the gap towards the second season. The second season's first episode was released in December 2013.

The first season for the game consists of five episodes and they were released in two-month intervals. The episodes were released between April and November 2012. The game is available for the Android, iOS, Kindle Fire HDX, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360. There are versions for the Ouya, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that are planned for 2014.

The game has won many year-end accolades, which includes Game of the Year awards from many different gaming publications. The Game of the Year Award was awarded to The Walking Dead by publishers like USA Today,[3] Wired,[4] Complex,[5] GamesRadar[6] and Official Xbox Magazine. The game also won the "Game of the Year", "Best Adapted Video Game", and "Best Downloadable Game" at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards. Melissa Hutchison won "Best Performance By a Human Female" for her role as Clementine and Dave Fennoy was nominated for "Best Performance by a Human Male". Telltale Games was named as "Studio of the Year" also.[7]

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  1. "The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Available Today". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  2. "ESRB: The Walking Dead". ESRB. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  3. "'Walking Dead' heads USA Today's best 2012 video games". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  4. "Indie Passion Fuels the 10 Best Games of 2012". Wired. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  5. "The 25 Best Video Games Of 2012: #1 The Walking Dead". Complex. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  6. "Game of the Year 2012". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  7. "'The Walking Dead' dominates Spike's Video Game Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-07-22.

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