‘Mr. Robot’ Partners With Telltale for New In-Universe Video Game
The world behind USA’s Mr. Robot has gotten just nutty enough that we wouldn’t be surprised by some elaborate video game twist, but the series has done us one better. Telltale enables cans to enter the world of Mr. Robot for themselves, with a new game app keeping in contact with the show’s characters.
Following a few whispers, Walking Dead and Batman game creators Telltale officially confirm that its new E(vil) Corp messaging app is actually a game set within the Mr. Robot universe. Dubbed Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.apk (yeah, because more obnoxious titles are what we need), the service was developed by Night School Studio, the same team behind Oxenfree.
The “Exfiltration” game (we’re not typing the other way) is described thusly:
Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn 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.
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. 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.
The game retails for $2.99 USD or equivalent on the iOS App Store and the Google Play store, with updates available @ECorpMessaging. Meanwhile, Mr. Robot will keep delivering awkward episode titles for a third season, and continues Season 2 tonight.