Scopely Partners with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment to Bring Official The Walking Dead Game to Mobile

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The Walking Dead: Road to Survival Game Available Immediately on the
App Store and Google Play for Download

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premier touchscreen entertainment network Scopely has partnered with The
Walking Dead
series creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound to create The
Walking Dead: Road to Survival
, the first free-to-play mobile
game based on the wildly popular graphic novels. Players quickly dive
into an epic series of head-to-head battles, tournaments and struggles
of survival as they join forces with friends to create player alliances
with a worldwide community of fellow gamers battling each other for
resources and notoriety. The dark, gritty role-playing game stays true
to the series’ origins, closely overseen by Robert Kirkman and a
creative team who are heavily involved in the world of The Walking
Dead
.

“Working with the Scopely team, we’ve had the unique opportunity to
translate The Walking Dead story into a deeply interactive and engaging
mobile experience,” said Kirkman. “The game design, the aesthetic, the
tone and the writing have all come together in an authentic way that we
know Walking Dead fans will love.”

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a mature, intense,
story-driven game that emulates the ongoing struggle to survive in a
harsh and unforgiving world overrun by vicious Walkers and ruthless
fellow survivors. Difficult decisions must be made that determine who
lives or dies and how future events unfold in the game’s narrative.
Gamers play alongside iconic characters such as Rick, Michonne and the
Governor as they navigate the challenges of collecting resources,
building and fortifying their compounds, searching for and rescuing
fellow survivors, all while managing to fend off the onslaught of the
undead.

“We are honored to collaborate with Robert Kirkman and Skybound to
create an authentic The Walking Dead experience for fans and
mobile players everywhere,” said Walter Driver, CEO, Scopely. “Together,
we’re taking gamers on an engrossing tale of survival. This game
exemplifies our mission to partner with well-loved, exciting IPs that
have worldwide passionate fan bases and create highly immersive, rich
experiences that delight those audiences on mobile.”

Scopely continues to collaborate with world-class development talent in
every genre, partnering with IUGO Mobile Entertainment to co-create this
genre-defining role-playing game. IUGO is the famed creator of Knights &
Dragons, an award-winning original IP and top grossing hit on the App
Store and Google Play since 2012.

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is available as a free
download on iOS [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walking-dead-road-to-survival/id969316884]
and Android [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scopely.headshot]
devices. To learn more about The Walking Dead: Road to Survival,
please check out the official uncut trailer [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwdeOsI8bW0&feature=youtu.be]
and follow #RoadtoSurvival on Twitter,
Facebook,
and Instagram.

About Scopely
Scopely is the
leading touchscreen entertainment network. Founded in 2011, Scopely
partners and collaborates with elite game developers and global
entertainment companies to bring industry leading distribution and
monetization technology to free to play games. Scopely oversees
marketing, analytics, ads, business development, live ops, quality
assurance, community management, and more, empowering developers to
focus on building and refining great gameplay experiences to earn the
loyalty and love of millions of players around the world. In November
2014, Scopely closed a Series A funding round of $35 million to scale
the business, expand the corporate team and diversify the company’s
catalog of mobile game titles across original and globally celebrated
entertainment properties. In August 2015, Inc. Magazine named Scopely
the #9 fastest-growing private company in America. To learn more, please
visit www.scopely.com.

About Skybound Entertainment
Since
opening its doors Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform
entertainment company. CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the
award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration
for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and
executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 show on
television among the coveted 18-49 demo. Kirkman and Alpert will also
executive produce the upcoming Walking Dead companion series, Fear
The Walking Dead
, for AMC.

Skybound Entertainment recently produced its first feature film, AIR, starring
The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated
actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in summer 2015.
Kirkman and Alpert serve as producers on the post-apocalyptic sci-fi
film.

Skybound released Kirkman’s newest comic, Outcast, in June 2014
which recently received a series pickup for CINEMAX with Fox
International attached as the studio. Outcast, starring Patrick
Fugit as Kyle Barnes and Philip Glenister as Reverend Anderson, will
begin production this summer. Kirkman and Alpert will serve as executive
producers on the series.

Other comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking
Dead,
the superhero-comic Invincible, fantasy adventure comic
Birthright, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief
of Thieves
.

Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including its first
tabletop card game Superfight, apparel, board games, and action figures.
For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com
and www.thewalkingdead.com.

About IUGO Mobile Entertainment
Founded
in 2003, IUGO is an innovative mobile-first-and-mobile-only studio
focused on creating premium game experiences on mobile devices. The
passionate team is a perfect balance of inspired game creators and
strong technology experts. In parallel with creating great games, IUGO
has invested significant efforts into developing a suite of robust and
high performance mobile-specific technologies. This has given the studio
an edge to deliver superior products that look and play better. The
Vancouver-based studio has earned a solid reputation for delivering
chart-topping titles for major global publishing partners as well as
achieving success with its own self-published original games. For more
information, please visit www.iugome.com

Contacts

Scopely
Lauren Hayes, 760.567.7277
lauren@scopely.com
or
fortyseven
communications for Scopely
Craig Sinel, 323.658.1200
scopely@fortyseven.com
or
Skybound
June
Alian, 310.836.5100
ja@skybound.com
or
Public
Relations
IUGO Mobile Entertainment
604.687.6876
pr@iugome.com