Coming from Finnish studio Next Games, The Walking Dead augmented reality (AR) game called Our World will make a zombie apocalypse seem more real than ever before. Based on the AMC show, it will feature characters like Rick Grimes, Michonne, and Daryl Dixon, as well as a plethora of weapons from the show.
The game, which combines a top-down map view with a first-person mode for fights, was built in partnership with Google Maps.
“With Google Maps, we can count on providing the most up-to-date location data, meaning that when new buildings or roads are built, we’ll have them in our game. This enables us to create an immersive experience, tied to the players’ location. Google Maps’ unrivaled amount of location data, covering world-famous landmarks, businesses and buildings, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, Burj Khalifa and India Gate, makes exploring your surroundings a breathtaking experience,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, Next Games’ CEO.
Google Maps recently announced that it will support the Unity game engine, meaning that The Walking Dead: Our World is just one of the first AR game experiences coming our way. This will let game developers create better augmented reality gaming experiences by turning buildings, roads, and other landmarks from Maps into game objects.
“Game studios can easily reimagine our world as a medieval fantasy, a bubble gum candy land, or a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic city,” said Googlejust a few days ago. Collaborating with Google Maps, developers can turn the real world into a multipurpose playground for gamers.
Pre-registration for Our World is open now on Google Play and the game will hit iOS and Android later this year. While we’re excited about The Walking Dead AR game, seeing Lucille in front of would almost be too scary to handle!