Merging the award-winning, smash-hit, indie game The Escapists with the worldwide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, Team17 have taken the very best of both worlds and are now providing players with the opportunity to play Rick Grimes as he takes on hordes of zombies let loose upon the world.
In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast. He must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics and so as the player makes progress in the game they play through locations that mirror the progress of the band of the survivors taken from the award-winning comic’s epic story.
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Even though we’re less than 24 hours away from the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, allow me to take a moment to share why I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Rocksteady’s final chapter in their Arkham trilogy. Of course in order to get a full understanding of my point of view, I need to provide you with a little bit of my backstory in order for it all to make sense.
I was fairly young when my Dad brought home our first gaming console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). In all honesty I can’t even remember when he brought it home, it just feels like it was always there. We may not have had much growing up, but I had my NES and I couldn’t even begin to imagine how many hours of my childhood I dedicated to the original entries in the Super Mario Bros franchise. For most people videogames were/ are a means of entertainment, for me it was a means of escape. No matter how rough things got at home, I always had a means of leaving it all behind and losing myself in another world. If I didn’t have this means of escapism available to me, at such a young age, I’d hate to think how different things would’ve been.
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Most associate Schrödinger’s cat with the famous thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935.
Schrödinger’s cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other. I mention this as a frame of title reference, this doesn’t necessarily pertain to the game itself… Or does it?
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A strategy game of captive survival and daring schemes, The Escapists gives you the ‘freedom’ to live the life of a prison inmate, plotting and pulling off a daring escape!
Do you have what it takes to execute your escape plan or will you be hoping for the DLC where someone comes to break you out? Because I don’t think that DLC will be coming any time soon.
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