AMC AND VERSUS EVIL LAUNCH
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: DEAD RUN – THE OFFICIAL MOBILE GAME OF AMC’S “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” –
WORLDWIDE AND FOR FREE ON iOS
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run Offers Fans a Unique Mobile Experience
Set in the World of the Hit TV Show
NEW YORK, NY / BALTIMORE, MD – 11 April 2016 – AMC and the video game publisher Versus Evil announced today that Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run, the official mobile game based on AMC’s record-breaking TV series, is now available worldwide for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run puts players in the shoes of their favorite characters from the show as they try to escape a devastated Los Angeles and the Infected hordes that have overrun the city. Gameplay takes place across familiar landscapes including an abandoned church, a high school, and the local sports arena. The game features over 40 weapons and special episode levels that deliver storylines paralleling the events of the TV series.
The free mobile game will be discussed on “Talking Dead: Fear Edition,” which will premiere on Monday Night. AMC exclusively premiered the highly-anticipated new season of “Fear the Walking Dead” worldwide in more than 125 countries.
“We wanted to launch the game in a unique and exciting way that honored the great show on which it’s based. The game is both thrilling and visually-appealing as players try to survive the apocalyptic fall of Los Angeles,” said Mac McKean, SVP of Digital Media for AMC and SundanceTV.
“We’re all huge fans of the ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ and it’s been great working with AMC to bring this game to the fans,” said Steve Escalante, GM and founder of Versus Evil. “Our goal from the beginning was to create a fun, accessible experience that stayed true to the energy of the show. We hope fans enjoy playing as their favorite show characters and competing with their friends in a world falling apart.”
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run is initially available exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at https://itunes.apple.com/app/fear-walking-dead-dead-run/id1084407935?mt=8&ls=1
Download for free on iPhone and iPad: www.getdead.run
Executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert, “Fear the Walking Dead” stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand. Season one achieved record-breaking performance worldwide as the highest-rated first season of any series in U.S. cable history among total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings. Produced by AMC Studios, “Fear” will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, with the first seven episodes in April and the remaining eight episodes airing later in 2016.
For more information, please visit www.getdead.run
About Versus Evil
Versus Evil, LLC is a US based independent video game publisher behind critically acclaimed indie titles such as The Banner Saga, Guild of Dungeoneering and Armikrog. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with indie studios in North America, South America, and Europe. The company was founded on the principles of helping independent game developers be financially and creatively successful in the highly competitive video games market. Their suite of games span many different genres, platforms and business models. As a global publisher, the Versus Evil team is strategically placed around the world with presences in California, Texas, Maryland and New York.
About Red Fly Studio
Red Fly Studio is an Austin, Texas game development studio founded in 2005, known for artistic vision, design innovation, and technical expertise. The team has decades of experience at prestigious game companies including Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Sony Online Entertainment, Nintendo, Disney, THQ, and Origin. Red Fly’s employees have worked extensively in Unreal, Unity, and Infernal, and have developed on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, iOS, Android, 3DS, and Wii.
About AMC Global
AMC Global, a business unit of AMC Networks International, commemorates favourite films from every genre and decade and showcases acclaimed first run original programming to bring audiences something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network has created some of the most award-winning series of the past decade that have re-defined dramatic storytelling. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, AMC is available in over 125 countries. AMC Global is a premier entertainment destination that is available in HD and SD and across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
About AMC Networks International:
AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries, including Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. AMCNI consists of global brands, Sundance Channel and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amcni