Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Telltale Games might be working on a Mr. Robot adaptation

telltale games mr robot usa network show image 2
Telltale Games has plenty of projects on its slate, between the recent debut of its Batman adaptation, the third season of its award-winning The Walking Dead series, and a game based on a Marvel property scheduled for 2017. Now, there’s word that the studio might also be working on a title based on one of television’s hottest shows.

Mr. Robot premiered to rave reviews in 2016, and its currently airing second series is garnering similar praise. Over the last few days, there have been indications that the show is to receive a video game adaptation of sorts — but it seems to be something far removed from your average tie-in.

Just ahead of Gamescom 2016 on August 2016, fictional firm E Corp — typically referred to in the show as “Evil Corp” — will be releasing a very real messenger app. The “hack” that takes place at the end of an advert for the app shared on Twitter suggests that this might be the start of some kind of ARG.

Even more intriguingly, promotional materials for the app have been shared by the official Telltale Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to a report from Eurogamer. While it may be that the studio’s social media team members are fans of the show, it seems more likely that Telltale has a vested interest in the project.

It’s easy to see how Telltale’s signature style could be used to great effect in a Mr. Robot adaptation. What’s more, the studio already has ample experience working with television networks thanks to its games based on The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

The E Corp messenger app seems like a project designed to raise more questions than it answers, and it has already performed that task quite effectively. However, giving the timing of the app’s release, it seems almost certain that we’ll know more as Gamescom gets underway on August 18.

Editors' Recommendations

Brad Jones
Brad is an English-born writer currently splitting his time between Edinburgh and Pennsylvania. You can find him on Twitter…
Splitgate support to wind down as 1047 Games begins work on its next shooter
Shooting a portal in Splitgate.

Three years after its initial release date, Splitgate is finally releasing its 1.0 build on September 15. Though in a surprising turn, the launch will mark the end of the game’s consistent support cycle as 1047 Games moves on to its next project.

Splitgate launched in 2019 to a tepid reaction before successfully relaunching in 2021. The game was originally supposed to get its 1.0 release last summer, but 1047 Games delayed the launch. Since then, the developer has consistently added new modes to the game as well as updated its art style from the inside out, one map at a time.

Read more
These are the 10 best games we played at Gamescom 2022
A miniature model in Moonbreaker.

We may not have had E3 this year, but this summer didn’t go by without a big gaming expo filled with reveals. Gamescom returned as a live show this year, bringing a whole host of announcements via Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live show and a convention center full of playable demos. Digital Trends flew out to Cologne, Germany, this year to go hands-on with some upcoming releases and speak with the creators behind them.

Over the course of three days, we played dozens of games ranging in scope from big-budget showstoppers to indie hidden gems. The show proved that the video game industry is in a healthy place despite a year filled with high-profile delays. With so many games to talk about and so little time to play them all, we’ve put together a list of the best games we played at Gamescom – including our pick for Game of the Show.
Game of the Show: Moonbreaker
Moonbreaker: Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Read more
Moonbreaker aims to be a strategy game that ‘lasts a generation’
A miniature model in Moonbreaker.

When Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds announced that it would reveal its latest game at Gamescom, fans probably weren’t expecting Moonbreaker. Rather than diving back into the ocean for another undersea survival game, the studio’s latest project is a turn-based strategy title that replicates the feeling of miniature-focused tabletop games. It’s so dedicated to that experience that the game even includes a robust figure painting suite. On top of all that, the game features lore written by Mistborn author Brandon Sanderson.

That may seem like a big left turn for a studio that was head down in the world of Subnautica for a decade, but Moonbreaker is a passion project for the developers involved, one that allows them to digitize their love of games like Warhammer 40,000. In an interview with Digital Trends at Gamescom, Unknown Worlds co-founder Charlie Clevland explained the philosophical ties that bind Subnautica and Moonbreaker.

Read more