SUDBURY, United Kingdom – February 29, 2016 – The BLU Pill Act will allow the UK government to snoop in its citizens online browsing and mobile history. Rebelephant created Mainlining, a computer-hacking adventure game that questions techno-ethics and whether it is acceptable for an organization to have the power to investigate personal data. Mainlining features a mix of dark and dry humor and gameplay that echoes nostalgic point and click adventures. To raise more funds to release the game by October 2016, Rebelephant launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise £15,000 by March 26, 2016.
The game was created because of the “Draft Investigatory Powers Bill,” legislation that will allow the UK to snoop in its citizens online browsing and mobile history. Mainlining gives people a preview of what it would be like if all online personal data were accessible by the governing powers. In the game, the government introduces the BLU Pill Act and the Secret Intelligence Service’s reintroduction of MI7. The player is an MI7 operative and the main objective is to ensure perpetrators’ arrests and the provision of sufficient evidence in order ensure the longest custodial sentences possible.
Sam Read is a British-born developer/designer who is leading the Mainlining Project. He is deemed by Develop publication as one of the 30-under-30 to watch out for. His team consists of strong and established writers, graphic designers and musicians. Mainlining takes place on the simulated desktop of the protagonist’s computer. The user must rely on their skills, judgment, and cunningness to hack into the suspects’ computer and phone to gather incriminating evidence against them.
Intrigued? Well, people can download the teaser to play on PC. Visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here.
To make a contribution to the Mainlining Project, go to the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Backers can choose from a number of attractive rewards such as access to the beta program, be a character in the game, receive a digital “Steam” code, and much more. Perks will be delivered by October 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal. If the campaign does not reach the funding goal, then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference. This is also an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help the Mainlining Project reach its goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
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Company Name: Rebelephant
Contact Person: Sam Read
Phone: +44 (0)7946 723599
Country: United Kingdom