AMC and Versus Evil announced the launch of Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run on iOS. The official mobile game, based on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead television series, challenges players to escape Los Angeles while running away from zombies.
In each game of Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run, the character runs automatically, leaving players to tap on zombies to shoot them. If players allow a zombie to get too close, they must rapidly tap on the screen to defeat them with a melee weapon. Their character will also take damage in the process.
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run offers an endless survival mode, as well as episode levels. Gamers can play the first episode level for free and purchase additional levels via in-app purchase. As gamers complete episode levels, they’ll unlock new playable characters, as well as weapons. The game includes more than 40 weapons to unlock. Users can also collect coins as they play.
In between games, players can spend their coins on character and weapon upgrades. For characters, these upgrades may increase a character’s health or weapon accuracy, as examples, while weapon upgrades may increase a weapon’s accuracy, clip size and more. Gamers can also spend coins to refill their ammo before they begin their next run.
In a statement, Steve Escalante, general manager and founder of Versus Evil, commented:
We’re all huge fans of the Fear the Walking Dead, and it’s been great working with AMC to bring this game to the fans. Our goal from the beginning was to create a fun, accessible experience that stayed true to the energy of the show. We hope fans enjoy playing as their favorite show characters and competing with their friends in a world falling apart.
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.