The Walking Dead Co-Creator’s Superhero is Becoming a Game at Skybound!

Skybound Entertainment needs community funding to do this, but this is a short time period, so this is probably a way to gauge the demand for the project and how to scale it.


Skybound has launched a community funding campaign on Republic to develop and market a AAA game based on the superhero Invincible, a character created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker. Kirkman became popular with The Walking Dead, and now another of his IPs is being adapted into a game, which early results suggest is in high demand.

The company needs $5 million, of which $450,000 has already been raised. Investors can get cheaper merchandise or behind-the-scenes experiences, depending on how much they back Skybound, which raised $18 million from more than 6,000 investors in a similar funding round last year. According to Skybound Entertainment, Invincible is being developed in a new in-house studio with more than 30 veterans (who previously worked at Activision, Amazon Games, Blizzard Entertainment and Electronic Arts; Robert Kirkman is also part of the team).

David Alpert, CEO of Skybound Entertainment, said in a press release: “We are thrilled to launch this Regulation Crowdfunding campaign for Republic and invite fans to join us in this new expansion and venture. At Skybound, we value meaningful connections with our audience, and this initiative allows fans to not only immerse themselves in the world of Invincible, but to directly contribute to its expansion.

The campaign will end on April 29, just two weeks after Skybound Entertainment launches its fundraising campaign for Republic. With Kirkman being known for the Invincible comic book, as well as The Walking Dead (which AMC has turned into a series with many spin-offs), it was only a matter of time before they started working on an adaptation.

Source: Gematsu, Republic

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