Friday 31st May, 2019, Manchester, UK – Merge Games and Rebelephant are proud to announce that Mainlining, the point and click hacking adventure is making its way onto Nintendo Switch on June 20th!
Mainlining is an exhilarating foray into the world of cybercrime! The game mixes dark and dry humour with a gripping narrative, that will have you hooked from the very first case. Following the government’s introduction of the BLU Pill Act and the Secret Intelligence Service’s reintroduction of MI7, all online personal data is accessible by the powers that be. Mainlining questions techno-ethics and asks whether it is acceptable for an organisation to have the power to look at personal data – what if somebody else had access to that information?
Mainlining is a refreshing take on the traditional point and click adventure. The entire game takes place on the simulated desktop of the protagonist’s computer. Assuming the role of a newly recruited MI7 agent and working within the remit of the Blu Pill Act, the player must use their cunningness, judgement and skill to gather evidence by hacking suspects’ computers and phones.
As an MI7 operative, your primary objective is to facilitate the arrest of the perpetrator and to ensure that the courts have sufficient evidence to hand out the longest custodial sentences possible. However, you’ll also have to make judgements on whether the case you’re working on is complete. 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.
In excess of five hundred criminals are known to operate within your jurisdiction – where will you begin?
*New for Nintendo Switch*
- Bespoke keyboard input system helps you crack the case on-the-go!
- Now includes touchscreen support for an immersive experience.
Mainlining will be available for Nintendo Switch on the 20th June with a price tag of $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99. Customers who purchase the game between 13th June and the 4th July will receive a 15% discount.
About Merge Games
Merge Games is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video games consoles. Merge Games also specialises in publishing collectable games for retail via its Signature Edition brand, and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge Games products can be found at www.mergegames.com.
Rebelephant is an independent video games developer based in Suffolk, UK. The company develops narrative driven games for personal computers and video games consoles. Rebelephant is a vehicle for its owner, Samuel Read, to work with talented professionals and create new experiences in games. More information about Rebelephant can be found at https://rebelephant.itch.io/.