MR.ROBOT:1.51exfiltratiOn Now Available - from Night School Studio, Telltale, and Universal
SAN RAFAEL and LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- August 17, 2016 - Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, in association with NBCUniversal Brand Development, today released Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn for iOS and Android-based mobile devices. The game was developed by the acclaimed independent team at Night School Studio in collaboration with the creative team behind Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and USA Network's Emmy®-nominated series MR. ROBOT.
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," 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 follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety's five/nine hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn is available now for $2.99 USD or equivalent on the iOS App Store and the Google Play store for compatible Android-based devices. Fans can follow @ECorpMessaging on Twitter for updates on the game, or visit telltale.com/publishing/mr-robot for more information.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading and award-winning independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format of a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, SXSW, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year across multiple years. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 "Game of the Year" awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metacritic, and more. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.
About Night School Studio
Founded in 2014 by cousins Sean Krankel and Adam Hines, Night School is an independent studio focused on the intersection of story and interactivity. The team of Telltale and Disney alumni are applying their extensive experience to create games filled with wonder, danger, and humor. Oxenfree was its first game.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe® and Peabody award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; and "Difficult People," on Hulu. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About USA Network
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA's award-winning website is located athttp://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About NBCUniversal Brand Development
NBCUniversal Brand Development drives expansion of the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative products, kids and family content, and experiences globally. Along with franchise brand management, NBCUniversal Brand Development includes three lines of business: NBCUniversal Consumer Products, Universal Kids & Family TV Productions, and NBCUniversal Games and Digital Products. NBCUniversal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA).