Showing posts with label Skybound Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skybound Entertainment. Show all posts

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Skybound Will Adapt Summoners War Comics

Turn-based strategy game fans might have heard of the massively multiplayer online game Summoners War, which is going really good to the Android and iOS users these days. Com2us, the South Korean developers of the game has recently decided that they want to create a brand-new comic book series based on the world of Summoners War and who else to do it better other than Skybound Entertainment? We guess no one at this point.

Skybound's CEO North Catherine Winder seems very excited at this announcement and they are looking forward to build a narrative based foundation of a fictional Universe that is based on Summoners War, partnering with Com2us. There are so much to explore in the magical fantasy themed word of the game and a lot of scope for creative expansion.

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Skybound Will Adapt Summoners War Comics

Skybound's founder Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt) is also looking forward to work on the book as well. Even though this acclaimed comic-book creator will not be writing plotlines for the comics, he will be overseeing the project. The primary goal of Com2us and Skybound's partnership is to reach out audiences from around the world and different cultures through building and expanding universe of the franchise in different mediums.

Com2us studio has full faith on Robert Kirkman's work as the guy needs no introduction to people anyway. Those who may or may not know him have at least heard of The Walking Dead, which was his brain-child on Image Comics and now has become a global phenomenon after it was adapted into a television series on AMC TV. So, everyone on board with the Summoners War comic-book tie-in project is pretty assured about the quality of the upcoming book.

Developer Com2us's Summoners War lets a player to choose from and summon a thousand different monsters to duel. The game has already crossed the landmark of 80 million downloads on mobile devices and generated over one billion dollars revenue so far. Aside from the upcoming comics, the studio has plan for producing an animated series and much more stuff that is focused on the game and its base elements.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Gameplay Trailer

Disruptor Beam gives us hints on what to expect in their upcoming strategic multiplayer war game The Walking Dead: March To War, why it is unique, how it stands out from other games as a must play. The gameplay trailer of The Walking Dead: March To War for Andriod and iOS devices has finally been unleashed.

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The Walking Dead: March To War Gameplay Revealed!

The game introduces lots of locations to visit, recruitment of team members and character interactions (Negan, Carl, Andrea etc) as provided in the comic book and TV show.




Apart from the fact that you are trying to defend yourself, you will also be looking out for your teammates who might perhaps be attacked or bitten as its part of the survival. However, it’s almost impossible to secure all teammate as some might get their hands chopped off and bite the big one. Albeit, the game might appear to be hard, different characters come with different unique features will make them outstanding. Additional abilities can also be unlocked via the talents section. Also, there will be the opportunity of unlocking council members and train new survivors.

The point of attraction of the game is the multiplayer mode where players are lavished with the opportunity of working hand-in-hand with other players in order to acquire resources and deploy a formidable army to fight against the player-ran communities.

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The Walking Dead: March To War Gameplay

The plot of the game covers the events prior to "All Out War" storyline of The Walking Dead monthly comic book series by Robert Kirkman. For the sake of those who never followed the comic book; the plot simmers around Rick Grimes and the crew alliances he sought out into this post-apocalyptic world. They had quite an agitation to fight against Negan; the ruthless leader of the survivors team called the Saviors. Thus, the theme “The Walking Dead: March to War” has come to play.

Be expecting intriguing dilemmas, armed soldiers, highbrow counselors and engaging combats and you still can’t get enough of it. Lastly, it’s important to stress that the game is still undergoing development. So, players should expect more features and better modes. The Walking Dead: March to War will be open for launch later this summer from Disruptor Beam on Android and iOS devices.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Walking Dead VR Game In Works

One thing that the fans of The Walking Dead will admit for sure, which is the franchise created by writer Robert Kirkman is about to conquer all. First it has proven to be a successful monthly ongoing series from Image Comics, then the live-action TV series on AMC created history on cable television and afterwards, a series of hit-games on various platforms. Now, what we are about to get next is virtual reality treatment and if everything goes according to plan, then there will be a series of games under that project.

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Walking Dead VR Game In Development

For the past few years, Hollywood has made an unwritten tradition of getting Virtual Reality tie-ins for popular media. Since The Walking Dead is a pretty successful name worldwide, it was about time that it gets a VR treatment too. Recently at VRTL Summit, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and executive producer David Alpert has revealed that Skybound Entertainment is now in a partnership with Skydance Interactive to develop a series of virtual reality games based on Kirkman's source material.

Later, they have also confirmed this in a Tweet from the official Twitter handle of The Walking Dead.



The multi-year deal among the companies will be responsible for original video games that will have a very different setting and characters from the TV show or the super-hit games from Telltale Games. Skybound's President of Interactive Dan Murray explains, As the world of The Walking Dead is all about moral choices and survival decisions, people love to read that in comics, watch in the show and play in the games. So, what better way there is to experience all that in the environment?

Skydance Interactive is already working on an upcoming video game Archangel, featuring first-person virtual reality experience and was also involved in Netflix series Grace and Frankie. Although, the official announcement for the partnership is now announced, none of them have hinted of a possible release date yet.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Narrative Design

Just like every other Disruptor Beam games, The Walking Dead: March to War is strongly orchestrated by an interesting plot. Jessica Sliwinski, the lead narrative designer, and top-notch storyteller, takes us through a deep but concise journey of how she developed the plot for The Walking Dead: March to War. She explained that all characters were lifted from the Skybound comic book. She posited that the rationale for taking characters from the comic book series was just to ensure that each character is the representation of what fans are familiar with.

According to Jessica, The Walking Dead: March to War takes place prior to the events of "All Out War" story from The Walking Dead comic book series. This means that the storyline comes directly from the seat of the comic book pages envisioned by Robert Kirkman.

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The Walking Dead – March To War Mission Art

However, unlike the comic book, you choose what happens, how you defend and direct your council within the game. Thus, you are the leader of your own developing community. Not just that, you are faced with a lot of tasks before you can get the opportunity of leading an equivalence of Rick or Negan’s army. Albeit, it is indubitable that you are equipped with an intrinsic leadership quality, which draws people to you and, this is conspicuous to others like Rick and Negan but perhaps you will have to fight your way to defend your Council till death.

Members of the council are individuals who have trust in you to lead them right. It explains the place of deep communication, the amicable atmosphere between you and the council members. You have to get; to know each and every one of them, build an everlasting relationship to fix their support.
Both the objective system and the council story system will help you develop your community well.

She ends and punctuated her lines with a brief explication on how different the war game storyline is when compared to any other traditionally story focused genre by saying:

“The narrative designer’s job then becomes determining how best to support this emergent storytelling, and ensuring that any linear story also present in the game both enhances and drives the core gameplay loops (as opposed to distracting from them.”

For all who have been anticipating the game release, The Walking Dead: March to War will be available for play on Android and iOS mobile devices, soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Council System

There is no official date for The Walking Dead: March to War from developer Disruptor Beam yet. However, it is important to have a background sketch of the game. The Walking Dead: March to War is a strategy game for mobile platforms which intertwines characters which are familiar and known to us. The primary objective of the game is to bring people together and not just anybody but people who can't stab your back. Well, it’s still important to avoid being eaten by shuffling walkers.

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TWD – March To War Council System

Recently, the creator of the game has revealed of a Council System for their upcoming game. The Council System provides you with the opportunity of using many of your favorite characters from The Walking Dead to lead your survivors in their mission. It is so essential for the game that you cannot even send the survivors out there without a Council Member to lead them as they are newbie who needs training and guidance from skilled leaders.

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Negan

Anyways, it does not come on a platter of gold. You have to collect comic covers of each respected Council Member characters within the post-apocalyptic world and once you have enough of them in place then, your council members are ready to lead the survivors in the game.

Also, Disruptor Beam has just released some jaw-dropping artwork for three of the Council Member character from the upcoming title, illustrated by game's lead designer Michael Leoncavallo.

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Michonne
Each member of the council shares or perhaps exhibits different uniqueness in different areas. Some council members will make the group move faster while others come with different benefits. This underlines the fact that whoever you choose determines your progress, success and strength.

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Andrea

For instance, if you choose Negan as your Council Member, then you can lead your survivors to collect plenty of resources and improve your attacks with his “Batter Up” and “Half Their Stuff” talents! Harshel will be great for fending off zombie attacks and collect resources as well, whereas Dwight is best suited for attacking and scavenging.

Set on the "All Out War" storyline from The Walking Dead comic-book series, the game will debut with 12 council members at launch. There will also be a new and original member from Disruptor Beam team with his own unique set of skills. Although we are still unsure when March of War will be released on Android and iOS devices, Disruptor Beam has set the date for a 2017 release.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Walking Dead's Clementine May Appear In AMC

Even though it's roots are very slightly connected to the original comic books from Image Comics, the hit-television series from AMC TV and other games based on the franchise, Telltale Games’ exceptional video game adaptation of “The Walking Dead” has been running for three seasons now. Most recently, some revealing developments from “The Walking Dead: New Frontier” game is now making people think that those days are way past behind.

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Clementine May Appear In AMC

The newly released, issue #163 of “The Walking Dead” letter column was the source of the clue of such estimation among fans. In "Letter Hacks", a guy named Matthew Friesen asked about any chances for the Telltale’s The Walking Dead lead character Clementine to appear on the AMC's Walking Dead, since Clementine has recently encountered with Paul “Jesus” Monroe; who belongs to both the show and the mainstream comic book series.

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The Walking Dead Issue #163 "Letter Hacks"

In response, Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz's answer was neither a nod nor a wink to the question. As he admitted that, because of the timeline lapse from issue #126, they cannot possibly rule the chance for her to show up out, yet it also may never happen because of the extensive amount of writing it required for that. While there is some hope for Clementine to show up on TV, in the mean time, we shouldn’t be holding our horses while we keep waiting for a child actor casting call for the character.

Available now on platforms like Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, Telltale’s “The Walking Dead” video game series is currently ongoing with its third season and a brand-new episode releasing every month.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Artwork Released

We all were pretty excited when an upcoming mobile game The Walking Dead: March To War is Announced by indie developer Disruptor Beam, based on creator Robert Kirkman's acclaimed comic book series The Walking Dead from the banner of Image Comics. Now, some official character designs of Skybound’s zombie apocalypse survivors have been released. Fan-favorite Rick Grimes, Rosita Espinosa, King Ezekiel, Dwight and Paul “Jesus” Monroe made their debut in the artwork.

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The Walking Dead: March To War Characters Revealed

Here are the promotional art of the game protagonists that Disruptor Beam has recently unveiled.


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Rick Grimes
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Paul “Jesus” Monroe



Disruptor Beam Art Director, Allen White has shown his utmost dedication and attention to detail towards the character art for The Walking Dead: March To War. The artwork is pretty edgy and crisp, but the raw finishes on the characters we love made each portrait looking more exquisite. Previously worked on projects like SmashMuck Champions, Allen White seem to have well taken care of the challenge of designing Rick and his gang by delivering an awe-striking batch of models with artist Richard Anderson.

"THE WALKING DEAD: MARCH TO WAR takes place in the midst of Rick and Negan's "All Out War" storyline, where bands of Survivors from around Washington, DC are forming larger groups and fighting for territory. The player becomes a leader of their own group and in turn decides what they will do to survive. This is one of the most fun aspects of THE WALKING DEAD: MARCH TO WAR. It creates a turning points in the story; from small personal dramas to much bigger scale actions and consequences all based on decisions you make as the player."

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King Ezekiel
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Rosita Espinosa


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Dwight

While their original comic book counterparts are always designed in black and white, the colorful rendition of the survivors for TWD: MTW are a sight the fans have probably longed for their whole life. With the already existing release of Road To Survival, No Man’s Land, Telltale Series and Dead Reckoning, March To War will be setting a different tone in the franchise with their unique way of game playing.

Set before the events of Rick and Negan's "All Out War" storyline, the bands of survivors will be fighting for their territory in the game. The Walking Dead: March To War is still set to release in 2017 to made available on Android & iOS, with an official release date yet to be revealed.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Walking Dead: March To War Announced

As it was already an insanely popular franchise as comic books, The Walking Dead took over the cable TV network by storm when it was first aired on AMC TV. Then there came Road To Survival, No Man’s Land, Telltale Series and Dead Reckoning, all sharing the title and aspects of Robert Kirkman's smash-hit Image Comics' series and roaming on different platforms. Recently, the New York Comic-Con week has brought another good news to the TWD fans. An all-new mobile game titled "The Walking Dead: March To War" is coming soon and the expected release date is 2017.

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March To War Announced

Disruptor Beam, the developer studio of the game also has released a short teaser which you can find below.




Though the teaser doesn't offer much, official sources say that the game will be based on the storyline titled "March To War" from The Walking Dead monthly ongoing series that took place right before the "All Out War" saga. Basically, March to War will be a story-driven multiplayer strategy game for mobile platforms, where players are given the choice to play with Rick, Michonne and Negan. March To War will feature enriched 3D graphics and players are tasked to assemble their own team, collect resources and make tough choices near a devastated Washington D.C.

Dan Murray, President of Skybound Interactive have stated that they have joined force with Disruptor Beam who has developed games like Game of Thrones and Star Trek previously, for their inventive way of storytelling as well as game playing. Excited fans can go to MarchToWar.com to register themselves as survivors to get pre-release news, updates and all the cool stuffs. Those who are interested in following The Walking Dead: March To War on social media can follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.

Releasing on 2017, March To War will be available to the survivors on App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android.