I make references to previous motion pictures, as a result of I’m an previous man who solely thinks in regards to the previous. In this case, the reference is to 80s ‘teen hacker almost accidentally nukes the world’ thriller Wargames. Y’know, the one which no-one remembers something about aside from “shall we play a game?” But don’t all of us really feel like finest buddies after we quote it collectively?
We already knew that Sam Barlow, the fella behind FMV detective sport Her Story, was engaged on an interactivery film sorta factor utilizing the license, however now we get the teaser trailer, and a way of how chilly struggle nuclear terror has been up to date for a brand new age of digital disquiet. The undeniable fact that that is known as #Wargames, fairly than merely Wargames, in all probability supplies some clues to this.
You’ll observe that tens of millions of individuals dying in a nuclear hearth shouldn’t be one thing referenced, regardless of 2017 having been a yr during which some feared that form of eventuality had returned to the desk. What’s talked about as an alternative is the latest spate of high-profile hacks on the likes of Sony, Yahoo and Equifax – and thus the scary downfall of society on account of digital data theft. In different phrases, it’s sounding a wee bit Mr Robot.
Well, additionally to be gleaned from Sam Barlow’s Twitter at present is a few sniffing across the query of whether or not or not this counts as a ‘game’ (in fact it does, don’t be foolish):
…and the promise that, although the subjective matter appears dystopian, the tone will likely be at the very least considerably chummy:
There’s no point out of a returning Matthew Broderick, although that is an official MGM joint, so who is aware of what surprises they may have forked out for?
But we get the quote on the finish of the video, and that’s all that issues, proper? Oh, that and the ‘2018’ launch date.