At the recent 10th Annual Spike TV Video Game Awards, The Walking Dead video game from Telltale Games took home five major awards including "Game of the Year," "Best Adapted Game," "Studio of the Year" (for Telltale Games), "Downloadable Game of the Year," and "Best Performance By a Human Female" (for Melissa Hutchison, who played the games young protagonist, Clemintine).
The Walking Dead video game also earned "Game of the Year" honors at Cheat Code Central, and is nominated for top honors at IGN’s annual video game awards.
The Walking Dead video game is rated "M" (Mature) for blood, gore, intense violence, sexual themes, and strong language. Previously only available as a download, the retail version of the game (MSRP $29.99) compiles the critically-acclaimed first season of the game, which began in April, and is now available for purchase from North American retailers for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC.
The Walking Dead video game is just the latest example of what a licensing powerhouse this property, which began as an Image comic book series, has become with graphic novel collections of Robert Kirkman’s Image comics topping bookstore and direct market sales (see "Nothing Can Stop 'The Walking Dead'"), and sales of The Walking Dead Board Game simply boffo (see "100,000 'The Walking Dead' Games").