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Real-Time Zombie Games

The Walking Dead Turned Facebook Live into a Live-Action Video Game

— March 7, 2017 — Marketing
To promote The Walking Dead, a number of terrifying PR pranks and zombie games have been launched in the past. In order to capture the attention of fans in an entirely new way, a real-time, live-action game called 'Apocalypse Live' was set up using Facebook Live.

The Facebook Live game starred two Dutch YouTube vloggers who were abandoned in a barren, zombie-infested wasteland. Those who tuned into the Facebook Live broadcast were able to control the actions of the duo by using the reaction buttons on Facebook.

Due to the nature of the campaign, as it was going on, many fans began to call out that all of the action was scripted and pre-produced. In response, the feed was stopped momentarily, effectively pausing the action, building suspense and increasing reach by 10 times. In total, more than two million live views were achieved with this FB Live Game.
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