Eko, the makers of Her Story, are engaged on a model new recreation about cyberterrorism and the futurism of digital safety. The sport really is not all that new, provided that such material was already the center of the story of WarGames, and now it is being rebooted for at the moment’s technology of high-tech digital tradition.
The trailer begins with a fast recap of among the most up-to-date hack assaults, together with the 2013 Yahoo! hacks, the 2014 Sony Photos hack, the 2016 Bangladesh Financial institution hack, and the latest 2017 Equifax hack the place 143 million social safety numbers had been leaked.
This leads into a short collage of FMV clips and the traditional WarGames tagline “We could play a recreation?” We then get a short glimpse of somebody importing one thing, after which we’re knowledgeable that Sam Barlow, who wrote Her Story, is behind the upcoming recreation.
It is not a conventional recreation, both. You may need to concentrate on alternative pushed choices to “form the story”. What this implies precisely is not defined within the teaser trailer but it surely does reveal that the sport is being made for a launch in 2018, presumably for PC.
I am not fully positive how nicely this can tie into the previous 1980s flick starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, however Eko did team up with MGM for the mission. The previous film was fairly cool, really, with Broderick by accident discovering a means right into a army pc the place he begins enjoying a recreation with an AI that controls nuclear arms.
The film was an intense thriller about what may occur if an AI went rogue, enjoying a recreation with actual life penalties that might end in a nuclear holocaust?
The film spawned plenty of imitators on the earth of gaming thereafter, particularly of observe was Introversion Software program’s DEFCON, which not solely was impressed by Wargames but in addition mirrored the aesthetics of the movie with the identical neon-colored lights set towards the foreboding blackboard.
For this upcoming recreation, it is exhausting to inform precisely what would be the theme. Thremonuclear warfare was the point of interest of the previous 1980s flick as a result of fears centered across the Cold War, where-as today we typically have large companies getting hacked by random teams of hackers with massive quantities of knowledge typically stolen, typically made public (just like the Ashley Madison hack) or different occasions offered and used for nefarious means.
We’ll have to attend to search out out precisely what is going to grow to be of Wargames. Sam Barlow’s different mission, Her Story, was centered round FMV clips of a real-life actress, so there was an fascinating thriller factor to it. This time round it appears to be about hacking… however we’re probably not positive what’s being hacked?
Primarily based on the Eko website, it looks like this mission may very well be extra like a brief movie than a conventional recreation, however I assume we’ll discover out in 2018.