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‘Mr. Robot’ mobile game a big hit for Apple’s App Store

The show's spinoff mobile game is big business.

 

Christine Friar

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Published Aug 18, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:46 am CDT

It’s official: Mr. Robot is a hit with more than just TV audiences.

The show’s spinoff mobile game, Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.apk, has broken into the top 10 on Apple‘s App Store two days after its release, proving not only that TV fans are willing to download an iOs game from their favorite hacker thriller, but that they’re willing to pay $2.99 to do it.

The game is set around the time of the show’s first season. Players join the fsociety hacker collective and use the evil E-Corp’s messaging app to text with favorite show characters like Elliot and Darlene in order to progress. 

There is one big difference between the Mr. Robot game and, say, Netflix’s forthcoming mobile game for Narcos, though: How they’re monetizing. Mr. Robot may have that initial $2.99 price tag, but it doesn’t have any in-app purchases once you’re playing the game, and does not carry any in-game advertising. 

The app is rated “mature,” so it’s intended for users 17 and older. It’s available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play.

H/T Variety

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*First Published: Aug 18, 2016, 6:21 pm CDT