Source Point Press has announced a new trade paperback collection of Zombie Rush: Riot this April. Previously the comic was only available within the iOS app through Mindfrost Solutions. This trade paperback will collect the first five chapters of the Survivor Stories, newly compiled and edited by Joshua Werner along with new bonus content including behind-the-scenes information about the creation of the game and close-up looks at its design.
“Comics have always been something I’ve been passionate about and we really wanted to give the ‘run game’ a new spin by incorporating some kind of story along with the gameplay,” says game Producer and Art Director Eric Roman. “What better way to utilize our storytelling process than with a motion comic?”
The motion comic was written by Roman and was included as part of the unlockable content within Zombie Rush: Riot. It tells the stories of the Rushers, the playable characters in the game who must run on foot through zombie infested areas for their supplies. Volume 1 features artwork from Tom Bacon, Werner, and Roman. The five chapters have been recut and edited to fit the paperback format.
“I was thrilled to take on this project, and Source Point Press was the perfect publisher to release it. It fits so nicely among their current book and comic titles,” says Werner. “Not only is it a great story that will get people excited to download the free app and play the game, but it’s a really cool thing to own for people who are already playing the game. I worked closely with the game developers while putting this together so that it could contain fascinating bonus content that looks at how the game’s characters and levels tie into the comic story, and the creative process throughout both.”
No specific release date has been given for the Zombie Rush: Riot trade paperback, but the publisher is aiming for an April debut.