Telltale Games and Night School Studio debut new game based on USA Network’s Mr. Robot
Telltale Games and Night School Studio have just debuted a new game based on USA Networks award winning series, Mr. Robot. The game extends the narrative experience of the award-winning TV series, allowing players to become personally intertwined with the characters of the underground hacker group, fsociety. Players will be using the mysterious new E Corp Messaging App over the course of a week, playing in real time, and carefully communicating with its members as they race to recover data that is critical to their goals of hacking the multinational company Evil Corp.
From Night School Studio, the award-winning creators of Oxenfree, comes Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n. Taking place during the first season of USA Network’s Golden Globe Award-winning drama, you find a smart phone on the ground outside the Fun Society Arcade at Coney Island. Little do you know that the phone belongs to Darlene, a black hat hacker who’s about to commit the biggest cybercrime the world has ever seen… and she needs her phone back to do it.
Become embroiled in the world of fsociety, a renegade hacker group determined to “reset the world,” by texting different employees of their target corporation: E-Corp, a massive global tech company. Steal, cheat and lie your way through this technological minefield while dealing with Elliot’s fractured personality, and trying to keep your own information safe. In Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n, you’ll use the E-Corp messaging app to communicate in real time with characters from the show, making dialog choices that directly affect how the story flows. Make a choice then live with the far-reaching consequences in this hi-tech narrative drama driven by YOU. Internet connection not required once downloaded. This game does not feature in-app purchases, and is ad-free.
View the Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n launch trailer below:
“We’re some of the biggest fans in the world of what Sam Esmail and the teams at Universal Cable Productions and USA have created with this series,” said Sean Krankel, co-founder of Night School Studio. “Working hand in hand with Sam, series writer Kor Adana and UCP, we’ve created an opportunity for players to meaningfully interact with characters like Elliot (Rami Malek), Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Cisco (Michael Drayer), truly feeling like they’re joining the hack at a critical moment in the TV series. As fans, it’s nothing short of a dream come true for us.”
“Ever since MR. ROBOT burst onto the scene, fans have been looking for new ways to immerse themselves more deeply into its story and overall experience,” said Richard Rothstein, Executive Vice President, Current Programming, Universal Cable Productions. “This game does just that, giving players a chance to interact with the series characters on a journey only possible in the world of MR. ROBOT.”
“Night School Studio is one of the most promising small developers in the industry, and seeing Telltale alumnus and writer Adam Hines writing alongside the team at UCP and USA on an interactive story with our partners at NBCUniversal makes us proud to present this to Mr. Robot and Telltale fans everywhere,” said Steve Allison, SVP, Publishing at Telltale Games. “There’s a distinct Telltale style to all of the character interactions that our fans will find familiar, and fans of the show will be engrossed all through the night as they race to help fsociety pull off the unthinkable.”
Mr. Robot eps1.51exfiltrati0n behind the scenes:
Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n is now available on iOS and Android.
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