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Earlier this year, Telltale Games released The Walking Dead: Season One in the Amazon Appstore, but gave it exclusive availability on the Kindle Fire. If you've been waiting (as I have) for this one to finally make its way to other Android devices, today's the day – it's now available in Google Play. No, that rhyme wasn't intentional. I promise.

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Anyway, for those who may not be familiar with Telltale's rendition of The Walking Dead universe, this is a point-and-click adventure game based on the comic book. You won't find Rick, Carl, Shane, or many other popular characters from the TV series along for the ride; instead, this one follows the story of a different set of characters as they try to make sense of (and survive) their new zombie-infested world.

This title has long been available for consoles like the PS3, but the transition to mobile makes a lot of sense, as the simple nature of the gameplay makes for easy touch-based actions. The game also supports controller input for those who want to play on SHIELD or with MOGA.

The first episode is a free download, though the episodes two thru five, along with the special episode "400 Days", cost $5 a pop. There's also the option of saving some funds by bulk-buying all episodes for $15.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • David Hart

    Say it ain't so!

  • Jooyoung Hong

    Force-closing on Nexus 5 ART.

    Anyone else? won't even start.

    • Autumn Raine

      Yup no ART support

      • Jooyoung Hong

        =(

      • runderekrun

        Oh great. Cue the 100's of 1 star reviews given by entitled children that think a experimental feature should be supported.

        I use ART, but I think those 1 star reviews are horseshit.

        • JulieDManzi

          my Aunty Sienna recently got a year old Jaguar only from
          working off a home computer... Recommended Reading

          Z­e­­e­J­o­b­.­ℂ­o­m

        • TheFirstUniverseKing

          Seriously. Telltale even says it's not compatible with ART in its description.

  • Danny Holyoake

    It's worth noting this has been available on iOS for years. TellTale has famously demonized Android over those years.

    • Kevin Aaronson

      Cry that river fan boy

    • WestFiasco

      For me the main thing is it's available

    • simbak2k

      It's a start, yes crazy late, and I've about to start season 2 of the Walking Dead on PS3, but if things go well hopefully we're see more games with a quicker turnaround.

    • Nick

      Perhaps if real measures were taken to prevent piracy then maybe some of these great games could make it to Android sooner (if at all). Until then, developers will continue to "demonize" the platform.

    • Matthew Fry

      Even more reason to support the release (assuming you don't already have several copies like a lot of people). Companies don't like Android for a variety of reasons but they all boil down to: "Not worth it." Show them it's worth it.

  • atlouiedog

    I hope they bring Puzzle Agent to the Play store.

  • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com BinaryTB

    I'm glad they're releasing it on Android, but for me at least, it's a bit late. I don't really want to triple dip on this (already have it on PS3 and Steam). Now if they put up Wolf Among Us, that's something I'd get right away.

    It's sad that my problem is that I already own it multiple times, not the fact that I still believe it should be "purchase once, have it everywhere". Ah ecosystem lock-ins...

    • frank

      Yet software companies love to tell us when we "buy" a game, we are really only buying a license to use it... time they get with the program and let us use our "license" across different platforms!

      • blahmoomoo

        Too bad it's difficult to do that sort of thing across different platforms. Humble Bundle has done it well with Steam and Desura, but those platforms are quite a bit more open than most others. Other distributors, such as the big three consoles, (probably) want a bigger piece of the revenue, and thus they don't really sell discounted codes to third parties for resale.

        In other words, the only way you could get games across multiple platforms is if the companies running the platforms somehow came up with a way to allow people to buy games across them. The companies that run the platforms want their piece of the pie. And then the games would be more expensive as a result, but perhaps cheaper than buying separately. Thing is, I'm not sure if any of the companies would be interested in such an arrangement.

        The only place I can think of that has that sort of a buy once, get it multiple places (other than Humble Bundle and similars) is Sony with certain games that are released on PS3/PS4/Vita, but of course that's just one company involved.

        • Pete Van Wattingen

          The only games I own for Android are ones I received from Humble Bundle and that alone gives me 50+ games on Android which I don't really play but are high quality. If I do play them chances are it will be on PC unless its a game that really lends itself to a touch interface or I"m away and really have nothing better to do.

          • blahmoomoo

            Similar here. Android is similar to PC since you can freely sideload DRM-free games. There still isn't a third party reseller of Google Play content though.

  • Jalok Xlem

    Too bad TellTale, I've already played the whole series...you've got yo chance. It is too late now!

    • Davis Hernandez

      oh sorry, we didn´t know you already played the entire series, we will remove the game permanently from the play store for you ¬¬

    • Davis Hernandez

      oh sorry, we didn´t know you already played the entire series, we will remove the game permanently from the play store for you ¬¬

      • birdie-san

        What?? Nooooooo....

        • Davis Hernandez

          jajajaja, the game will prevail in the play store friends, dont worry

      • Nick

        ikr?

    • Andrew Vrba

      I'm sure they're sobbing into their own butts as we speak, because Jalok Xlem won't be buying a copy.

  • Andrew Vrba

    Plays surprisingly well with touch controls. I'll have to fire this up on my Tronsmart/Moga combo later.

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      It's a point and click game, it's supposed to work best via direct input (i.e. touch or mouse controls). I don't see a game controller as being helpful with this sort of title.

      • Andrew Vrba

        Works pretty well with a controller. I have this on Steam, and use the 360 controller.

  • stevetherepo

    I wish it would support ART! :(

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Yes! This is the best news I've heard today!

  • Himmat Singh

    I play the touch version on the iPad before deciding to get it on PC late last year. The walking portions of the game felt kind of draggy on the touchscreen. But yeah, otherwise, this is a good game for mobile devices. The $15 all-in price seems a bit hefty though to the $5 I paid on PC.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    YES!!

    Now, Season 2 and The Wolf Among Us please

    • Leonardo Baez

      and ack ti the future... and monkey island.... and sam and max

  • Kojack

    Minimum requirement:
    GPU: Adreno 200 series, Mali-400 series, PowerVR SGX540, or Tegra 3
    CPU: Dual core 1GHz
    Memory: 1GB

    Damn, this game is heavy.

  • tay

    Why can't I play the walking dead

  • https://clippings.io/ James

    Anyone using some application that can manage some notes? I currently have a Kindle paperwhite and use it with clippings.io for my Kindle notes and Kindle4rss.com for sending blogs to my Kindle.

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