Merge Games and Rebelephant have announced the release date of Mainlining, the point and click hacking adventure, set for arrival on Steam January 26, 2017.
After MI7 has been hacked, your primary goal is to bring a cyber-criminal network to justice. Played entirely from within the environment of your computer’s desktop, Mainlining is a thrilling point and click hacking adventure that features a gripping narrative which will have you hooked from the very first case.
Mainlining is the first title from Sam Read’s Rebelephant. Having tasted success as part of the team behind indie-hit, Dream Sam formed Rebelephant as a vehicle for him to work alongside some of the games industry’s most creative individuals. To help bring Mainlining to life Sam recruited some award-winning talent:
- Jared Emerson-Johnson, a musician whose work includes Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and more.
- Jill Murray, the writer behind Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, and most recently Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
- Dave Grey who is an extraordinary pixel artist whose previous collaborations include the likes of Microsoft and HBO.
The entire game takes place on the simulated desktop of the protagonist’s computer. Assuming the role of a newly recruited Secret Intelligence Service MI7 agent and working within the remit of the Blu Pill Act (a bill that allows the powers that be access to all online personal data), players must use their skill, judgement and cunning to gather evidence by hacking suspects’ computers and phones. Move in too quickly and you may miss leads linking your case to much higher profile cyber-criminals. Act too slowly and your suspect may detect you and escape.
Mainlining will be launched on PC, Mac, and Linux on January 26, 2017, with a price tag of $9.99 / €9.99 / £6.99. The game will be available on Steam, Humble Bundle (pre-order available from Thursday, January 19, 2017) and other digital portals. A deluxe version including Jared Emerson-Johnson’s original soundtrack and a digital book featuring Dave Grey’s pixel art-work will also be available for purchase.