NEW YORK and Greater Zurich Area, Switzerland — March 15, 2021 — FunPlus, a leading independent mobile game developer and publisher, and its KingsGroup studio today announced a partnership with AMC to integrate its global phenomenon television series The Walking Dead - new episodes of which are currently airing Sundays 9/8c on AMC - into the free-to-play mobile game, State of Survival.
Starting on April 15th and running through October 2021, players and fans will be able to interact with and play as a fan-favorite The Walking Dead character, fighting for survival against the undead onslaught.
“We’re thrilled to partner with AMC and The Walking Dead to bring our two worlds together,” says Chris Petrovic, Chief Business Officer at FunPlus. “Since launching State of Survival in August 2019, it has been our dream to allow players the opportunity to experience The Walking Dead in our game, and we’re excited to be able to deliver that to them.”
“State of Survival and AMC’s The Walking Dead present different takes on the zombie apocalypse, but they also share a lot of common themes so bringing them together was very natural,” says Clayton Neuman, VP of Games at AMC. “What we’ve created allows the best elements of both universes to shine, and we’re excited for the millions of fans and players around the world to experience it.”
For more information on The Walking Dead Universe, visit TWDU.com. For more information on FunPlus, visit http://www.FunPlus.com. For more information on KingsGroup, visit http://www.KingsGroupGames.com. Find a link to assets here.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
Founded in 2010, FunPlus is a world class, independent game developer and publisher headquartered in Switzerland with operations in Spain, Sweden, Russia, United States, Singapore, Japan, and China. As an organization that fosters the best creative talent in the world and employs nearly 1,700 people, the company has developed and published mobile games that have ranked in the #1 spot in nearly 70 countries, which includes State of Survival, King of Avalon and Guns of Glory. FunPlus studios include KingsGroup, Puzala, and Seven Games, each part of a growing global network of developers working on unique brands of staple genres including strategy, puzzle, and role-playing games.
The FunPlus brand powers FunPlus Phoenix (FPX), one of the world’s most successful esports organizations.
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