Granted, there’s always the possibility that their social media manager is just a huge fan of the show.
However, when Telltale’s Twitter and Facebook accounts both post links to Mr. Robot ads, it seems like a rather explicit hint that the company’s making a game based on the show. And when said feeds re-blog articles with headlines like, “Did Telltale Games Just Tease A Mr. Robot Project?!” the hint looks much less subtle–and far more fitting to the brand, actually. For a show about cutting-edge cyberpolitck, a media savvy announcement-without-an-announcement certainly fits.
Here are the original re-tweets, disseminating a faux commercial that first ran on the jumbotron at Petco Park during Comic Con. Anybody following Mr. Robot should find the prospect a messaging app from this particular conglomerate–with the slogan “Everyone we know, everyone we follow,” no less–totally ominous already. Pay attention to the last couple stuttering, static-y seconds of the ad, though.
— ecorpmessaging (@ecorpmessaging) August 9, 2016
The app’s supposed to drop on August 17th. Will there actually be a faux widget, presumably satirizing how invasive most messaging apps are, anyway? Or is that date actually just when the real game announcement is coming?
Obviously, Telltale has become well-renowned for adventure titles based on genre brands like Game of Thrones, Back to the Future, and most recently Batman. However, the company has adapted more grounded TV shows in the past, including Law & Order and a string of CSI games. The timing of this particular game could be shrewd for all parties, allowing viewers to follow the hacktivists’ exploits and “prolong the magic” in-between Mr. Robot‘s second and third seasons. If there actually is a game coming, of course.
Does the Telltale treatment seem like it’d fit Mr. Robot? Or are you hoping the Ecorp’s messaging app is actually real? Sound off in the talkback.