Earlier today, we got word that The Walking Dead will be invading both The Escapists and #IDARB. Now, we’re excited to share that both will be playable at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, thanks to Skybound Entertainment and the Walker Stalker Fanfest. Check out the press release below for details.
ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT JOINS FORCES WITH WALKER STALKER DURING SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 6, 2015) – Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s multiplatform entertainment company, will be partnering with Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, during the Walker Stalker Fan Fest to showcase new interactive and gaming experiences. The event will take place during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 11th from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at Petco Park with the live stream on Twitch.tv/Skybound.
The day’s events will include video game reveals and tournaments, virtual reality demos, and a special live performance by the actors of Telltale’s The Walking Dead at 8pm. Also taking part in the festivities will be an array of popular Twitch personalities, including Bajheera, Swiftor, Ezekiel_III, Wootystyle, Pokket, and Clevagurl with Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham, Twitch’s Director of Programming, hosting the show.
Among the Skybound gaming partners being showcased are the following:
- Other Ocean: Worldwide Premiere of #IDARB DLC arena packs based on Invincible and The Walking Dead
- Pipeworks Software and 505 Games: Live gaming tournaments showcasing the interactive features of the upcoming SUPERFIGHT LIVE online/mobile game
- Starbreeze: Overkill’s The Walking Dead Virtual Reality Experience
- Team 17: Worldwide Premiere of an unannounced title
- Telltale: Screening of “Best of Moments” from Season 1 and 2 of Telltale’s The Walking Dead with a special Live Performance with the actors from the game
- Digital Domain: As part of the joint venture between Digital Domain and Immersive Media, fans will be able to spectate the live theatrical experience online of The Walking Dead Escape utilizing their 360° immersive technology entitled IM360. It’s a virtual reality experience that takes you inside the zombie apocalypse.
- MegaBot: This 15-foot tall, 6 ton mech robot will be making a special appearance aside the Twitch stage.
- AMD: Theywill be showcasing a special Gaming Booth and providing tournament prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
“We felt the best way to celebrate Skybound’s 5th Anniversary was by throwing a Walking Dead party at Comic Con with all of our friends,” said Dan Murray, President of Skybound Interactive. “We’ve joined forces with Walker Stalker to deliver the ultimate Walking Dead Festival at Petco Park stadium, while partnering with Twitch to live broadcast it around the world. There will be more than a few surprises and several world premieres announced at this extravaganza. Whether you enjoy experiencing the horrors of The Walking Dead in virtual reality from the folks at Starbreeze, running through the bowels of the stadium in the return of Walking Dead Escape, engaging with Superfight online or watching a special live performance from the actors of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, there will be a little bit of Dead for everyone.”
To attend this Skybound event in person, guests can enter Petco Park stadium through the East Village Entrance aka The Beach.
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 for AMC.
In video games, Skybound partnered with Telltale for the award-winning Telltale’s The Walking Dead episodic adventure series. Over 36 million episodes of Season One and Two have been downloaded to date. And, Season One garnered multiple Game of the Year Awards.
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.
Skybound Entertainment has also entered the world of digital content production with Disney-owned Maker Studios. The pair recently launched Nerd Court, a play on the classic People’s Court show, where nerds can bring their foes before a judge to settle their fandom-related disputes. The series was created by Book of Eli’s Gary Whitta. The company has also partnered with Samsung to develop virtual reality content for Milk VR.
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.