Before the likes of Ferris Bueller, The Lion King and the The Producers, Matthew Broderick was a mischievous student who ended up challenging supercomputer to a game and nearly caused a nuclear apocalypse in the process. It’s a cheesy yet entertaining piece of sci-fi that had plenty of 80s charm to its name.
However, it seems that that the film is getting something of an unorthodox reboot in the form of a video game. Complete with an added hashtag. Normally we would cringe at something like this, but it turns out that the mind behind it is developer of the indie darling Her Story.
According to an article on Eurogamer –
Her Story creator Sam Barlow has offered a first look at his new interactive series #WarGames, due to release next year.
#WarGames (with a hashtag) is loosely based on the beloved 1983 movie classic WarGames (without a hashtag) in which a teen hacker, played by Matthew Broderick, attempts to save the world from thermonuclear armageddon.
Barlow’s interactive WarGames doesn’t appear to take too much inspiration from the movie beyond a few philosophical touch points and the basic hacker premise. It follows a group of young hackers who get involved in “a thrilling tale of modern espionage, hacking and government conspiracy”, according to the official press release.
#WarGames is being created in conjunction with MGM and interactive-media company Eko and is due to release sometime in 2018.
It will launch on Eko’s website and a number of currently unannounced platforms.
Who knows just how interactive the final product will be, but given how the developer previously managed to craft an intriguing and unnerving game made entirely one minute clips, we are very optimistic that this new iteration will hit its mark.
Be sure to check out the teaser trailer for #WarGames below!