Remember how Telltale Games was teasing Mr. Robot fans? Well, the appointed hour has arrived, and we now know what those hints were all about… and while it’s sure to disappoint people hoping for a Telltale-style take on the series, we’re guessing more than a few people will be delighted by the news.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n is not one of Telltale’s classic, cel-shaded decision-based episodic projects. If you want something like that, you’ll have to make do with Batman, at least for now.
Instead, Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n is not developed by Telltale at all. Like we surmised, the Californian studio has taken on publishing duties for this one, with Oxenfree developers Night School doing the creative work.
…and it’s a text adventure, of sorts.
Set during the events of the first season of Mr. Robot, you have found a cellphone belonging to one of the main characters, which plunges you directly into their world. For as long as you play the game, you are in the Mr. Robot universe, using the E-Corp messaging app to communicate with characters in real time, exploring fsociety’s schemes and trying to figure out exactly what’s going on. We’re told things take about a week to play out, and your dialogue choices directly affect the way things happen.
The smartphone game will set you back “around $3” ($4.49 in AU – prices vary by region, of course), and is available for both iOS and Android. The name of the game is ever-so-slightly different depending on which platform you play it on, too: Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa on the iTunes App Store, and Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.apk on Google Play Store. Of course, you expected that – *.ipa and *.apk are the file extensions for applications on each family of smartphone.