CMON acquires license for Night of the Living Dead

October 30, 2018 - 7:43am
In 1968, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead's cinematic release enthralled moviegoers and gave people something new to be afraid of. Now, 50 years later, the zombies have hewn their own sub-genre with a large number of games based on this theme. CMON Ltd., who owe a large part of their success to their first game, Zombicide, have acquired the license from Living Dead Media to create branded board games and associated play accessories based on the Night of the Living Dead property. New games which CMON Ltd. plan to produce are officially approved by Image Ten who are the original production company and custodians of the iconic film.

"Night of the Living Dead is the quintessential zombie movie. It’s an honor to work with such a property, and we are excited to be able to partner with Living Dead Media and Image Ten on creating a game worthy of the movie’s legacy." - Geoff Skinner, CMON VP of Media Development [source]

CMON Ltd. will be partnering with Evolution USA LLC who manage the licensing and brand for Living Dead Media. They had previously partnered on the Netflix series, Narcos, which will see release on November 23rd.

CEO of Living Dead Media, Steve Walsh, said that a portion of profits from the sale of these products will be donated to the George A. Romero Foundation (GARF) in honor of George A. Romero.

The announcement to create games based on Night of the Living Dead coincides with CMON Ltd.’s opening of their new L.A. office. For more details read the news release on the CMON website.

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Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games