Let there be blood because Skydance is offering up a ghoulish alternative to the cancelled Olympics with The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Apocalypse Games. This event will feature beloved celebrities and influencers as they take on a much bloodier Olympics than what we're used to.
Skybound and Skydance Interactive are teaming up for The Apocalypse Games, a virtual competition that is set within the VR world of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Thanks in part to Nongshim, among those competing are popular Let’s Play-ers Berleezy, Otterworldy, Poiised, and Nukemdukem, VR streamer CerberusArms, gaming hosts Trisha Hershberger and ParkerGames, and Kinda Funny Founder Greg Miller. The fun officially kicks off on August 12th beginning with Berleezy and Cerberusarms going toe-to-toe for a bloody win!
So what can you expect for this zombie take on the Olympics? Below is the full lineup of events that each player will take on:
- ARCHERY: The most focused and precise apoc-olympians must survive armed with only a bow and arrows. The highest number of arrow kills takes the gold. A tiebreaker is determined by highest score.
- WALKER BASKETBALL: The sport that’s one part decapathon and nothing is out of bounds! At the gymnasium, each competitor has 5 minutes to collect and throw as many walker heads through the basketball hoop as they can. 1 point per head.
- MARATHON: Apoc-olympians will attempt to survive to wave 20 in the Trial. Whohttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_V8ZzLtzDS4NeCaRaRj93gever fights through the pain, sweat, and bladder control to cross the finish line at the highest wave takes home the gold. Highest score breaks the tie.
- FIGURE SLAYING: Slayers will attempt to rack up the most points with stylish and difficult kills in the Trial before being chowed down in walker town. In the event of a tie, highest kill total wins the gold.
Who will be playing and when:
- Wednesday, August 12th
- Berleezy @2PM, - Youtube.com/Berleezy
- Cerberusarms @5PM – twitch.tv/cerberusarms
- Thursday, August 13th.
- Trisha Hershberger @1PM – Youtube.com/TrishaHershberger
- Friday, August 14th
- Saturday, August 15th
- ParkerGames @11AM – twitch.tv/parkergames
- Monday, August 17th
- NukemDukem @12PM – youtube.com/nukemdukem
There will also be an opening for community submissions as run by the Virtual Athletics League. Players can send their best Archery, Walker Basketball, Marathon, and Figure Slaying videos after registering. An open-sourced Twitter contest will be run with the hashtag #theapocalypsegames and participants can win votes for the best style, best costume and more! Each submission will have a chance to be highlighted on Twitch and YouTube along with their favorite influencers!
Ready to get in on the action? Be sure to be a part of the Apocalypse Games fun over on the official YouTube channel for Skybound!
As for The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners, the award-winning horror VR adventure is now available on the Oculus store, Steam, and the PlayStation Store. Happy hunting!