"The Walking Dead" the game claimed a big triumph at this year's Spike TV Video Game Awards. The adventure game from Telltale Games snatched five categories including the coveted Game of the Year at the awards event held Friday, December 7 in Culver City, California.
A point-and-click game, "The Walking Dead: The Game" was separated into five episodes that were released in two-month intervals. It centers on Lee Everett, a convict who meets a young girl named Clementine and work with other survivors to make their way to safety in the apocalyptic world.
The game was developed based on the hit comic book franchise which also spawned the highly popular AMC TV series "The Walking Dead". Some stars from the small-screen version showed up at the event to witness the game taking Best Adapted Video Game, Best Performance By a Human Female for Clementine, Best Downloadable Game and Studio of the Year. The cast, including Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira and Norman Reedus, were also invited on stage to unveil the Best Shooter nominees.
"Look, 'Walking Dead' fans, this is obviously for you," said the comic's creator Robert Kirkman on the acceptance speech. "Thank you so much. You guys watch the TV show. You read the comics. You play the video games. You make all this possible."
Coming on the heels of "The Walking Dead: The Game" was first-person shooter "Borderlands 2" that went home with four awards including Best Shooter and Best Multiplayer.
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the two-hour ceremony featured performances from Linkin Park and Tenacious D as well as appearances by celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Zachary Levi and Marlon Wayans.