For as much as some people may want to bemoan the deluge of zombies running roughshod over popular culture, the fact remains that many people still enjoy bludgeoning, shooting, stabbing, and otherwise maiming the fetid creatures any chance they get--or, at the very least, take morbid pleasure in watching other people get eaten by said fetid creatures. Case in point: The Walking Dead, Telltale's episodic adventure game adaptation of Robert Kirkman's much-loved comic series. Not only was the game one of 2012's big surprises in terms of quality, it also managed to exceed expectations on the sales charts.
Telltale today announced that The Walking Dead has sold over a million episodes across all available platforms (PC, Mac, Xbox Live, and PSN), making it Telltale's fastest selling game of all time. Though it's somewhat unclear as to whether that million episode number pertains to multiple episodes sold as part of the full season pass or not (which would include episodes not yet released), the number is nonetheless impressive.
And frankly, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving game. I didn't really know what to expect going into it, and I was frankly pretty blown away by how well it integrated the morally ambiguous tone of the comics' human story with the looming dread of perpetual zombie peril. Episode 2, "Starved for Help", is scheduled for release next month, and I for one can't wait.