The New 'Walking Dead' Mobile Game Looks Like a Post-Apocalyptic Version of 'Civilization'

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 4:43PM
The Walking Dead
Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 4:43PM
The New 'Walking Dead' Mobile Game Looks Like a Post-Apocalyptic Version of 'Civilization'
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Image credit: Disruptor Beam
Anybody who's played Sid Meier's more recent Civilization games knows two things: invest in animal husbandry and annihilate Gandhi before he can get his hands on the nukes. Strangely enough, the new Walking Dead game from Disruptor Beam looks a lot like Civ, but instead of Gandhi, you're trying to keep other players from becoming power-mad dictators of a post-apocalyptic hellscape. Or, you know, you could shoot to be the one in the blood-stained toga. Here's the gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: March to War:

This is one of those games where it pays to get established early—since this is a fundamentally multiplayer game, the early adopters are the ones who are going to form the first power bases and (potentially) affect the landscape of the game for everyone who comes after. Instead of The Kingdom or Hilltop, you may be negotiating with xXx_N1NJ4_A$$A$$IN_xXx's Ultra-Gulag 2.0, which could have the equivalent might of the Soviet Union.

Here's the low-down on the game, from the Disruptor Beam blog:

1. How does The Walking Dead: March to War fit into the storyline from the comics?
The Walking Dead: March to War takes place just before Volume 20 of the comics, "All Out War." This is the time where Rick and his crew from Alexandria have started forming alliances with other communities like The Kingdom and Hilltop to fight Negan and the Saviors.

In our game, though, a giant herd of walkers arrives just as things were starting to heat up between the factions, forcing things to slow down a bit in the war between the factions, and forcing many players like you into the Washington, DC area to avoid the walkers.
2. What type of game is TWD: MTW?
This is a strategic multiplayer war game. Players will build up their base on a shared map alongside other players. It's also an inherently social game. Players will need to recruit and level up survivors and council members (made of familiar faces) to create a powerful army and fight alongside their friends against other communities formed by other players.
3. How is TWD: MTW different from other games in the genre?
Most games in this genre see the players training massive numbers of generic troops. In March to War your troops are individual people. Each one has a unique name and portrait and skillset and players will become attached to their favorites as they spend time and resources making them more powerful. But, when the inevitable happens and enemies come knocking at your door the player will need to make difficult decisions regarding who lives and who dies...

We've featured March to War previously, especially the unique art style and the relatively clean interface in Disruptor Beam games. If you're looking for something zombie-filled and bleak to tide you over until The Last of Us Part II comes out, March to War is a good move. 

The Walking Dead: March to War is slated to release later this summer. You can check out the Disruptor Beam website here for more details!
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