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The Walking Dead studio has film, docuseries plans for teen thriller Oxenfree

The indie game is expanding its reach beyond consoles

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment is partnering with Oxenfree developer Night School Studios to expand the property into film, a web docuseries and more, both companies announced today.

Oxenfree is the debut title from Night School. The game follows a group of high schoolers on an overnight trip to Edwards Island, where things take a supernatural turn. Think Freaks and Geeks meets Poltergeist.

"As soon as we got our hands on Oxenfree and experienced this unique narrative driven game we knew that the IP had huge potential and that the Skybound team needed to be a part of it," said Kirkman in a statement. "Creating multiplatform entertainment in the thriller genre is in our wheelhouse, and it's great to partner with the passionate developers at Night School to delve deeper into the Oxenfree realm."

Skybound will host an all-day livestream of the game beginning at 11 a.m. PT on Jan. 15. A making of webseries, The Story of Oxenfree, will release daily beginning today through Jan. 14 on Skybound's YouTube channel.

Night School cofounder and CEO, Sean Krankel, said the studio is "beyond excited to be working with Robert Kirkman and Skybound to expand the Oxenfree world."

"Skybound have shown time and again that they know how to take weird, creepy, cool stories and bring them to various media in super authentic ways," he said. "Oxenfree has been a labor of love for Night School, and it's clear to us that Skybound will treat our story and characters with respect in games, film, and beyond. We're looking forward to creating awesome content together and offering fans a deeper dive into the world of Oxenfree!"

Oxenfree launches Jan. 15 on PC and Xbox One. For more on the game, check out our preview below.