As its name suggests, Orphan Black: The Game is a tie-in game for “Orphan Black,” the popular sci-fi series starring Tatiana Maslany as various members of a sisterhood of clones. But Orphan Black: The Game is not merely a game where you try to guess which clone is acting as another clone — something that frequently happens in the show. Rather, Orphan Black: The Game is a turn-based puzzle adventure strategy game in the vein of Lara Croft Go.
Watch the trailer
Watch your step. Rendered in beguiling third-person isometric art reminiscent of Lara Croft Go and Square Enix’s other Go games, Orphan Black: The Game challenges you to clear levels in as few steps as possible while avoiding trigger traps, sliding floor panels, laser doors, and other obstacles, not to mention the nightmare versions of enemies that the clone sisters have encountered in the show.
Hey, clone sisters. In the game, you have to dive into a twisted fever dream where you must guide the clone sisters through more than 80 levels of puzzles across 10 conspiracy-driven worlds based on elements and environments from “Orphan Black.” As Sarah, Cosima, Alison, Helena, Rachel, Beth, MK, Katja, Tony, or Krystal, you must navigate the levels in order to evade traps and enemies alike.
What is it about?
Created in-house by Boat Rocker, the producer of “Orphan Black,” Orphan Black: The Game is essentially a retelling of the pivotal events in the intertwined lives of Sarah Manning and her clone sisters from the mysterious Project Leda. Touted as the first interactive digital adventure game based on the eponymous TV series, it has players solving puzzles across multiple levels inspired by plot points and locations from the show.
For those who...
- are a fan of the “Orphan Black” TV series.
- enjoy turn-based strategy games like Lara Croft Go.
Not for those who...
- don’t enjoy playing games based on material you’re not a fan of or haven’t seen.
- are averse to puzzle games.
Why we love it
Like most games based on TV shows or movies, Orphan Black: The Game rewards fans of the source material with numerous callouts, references, and allusions, especially with regard to the show’s themes and lore. But even if you are not a fan of the show (whether you dislike it or haven’t seen it at all), you still might want to check out Orphan Black: The Game, especially if you’re looking to play something that is an excellent turn-based puzzle adventure strategy game in its own right.
App Store Description
***For the best gameplay experience, the following minimum device generations are recommended: iPhone 5 and up, iPad Mini 2 and up, iPad Air 1 and up and iPad Pro.***
Dive into a dark and twisted puzzle-adventure that retells the pivotal events of Orphan Black.
Orphan Black: The Game, is a turn-based adventure puzzle game based on the hit television series Orphan Black, which chronicles the mystery surrounding a sestrahood of clones who find themselves part of a global conspiracy pushing the boundaries of experimental science technology and ethics in human cloning. Players guide their favorite clones through a series of challenging puzzles set in the Orphan Black world as they work together to relive elements of the TV show as told through a fever dream.
• Play as Sarah, Cosima, Alison, Helena, Rachel, Beth, MK, Katja, Tony, Krystal
• Play 10 worlds with over 80 levels filled with puzzles and traps
• Beautiful, third-person isometric art
• Trigger Traps, Sliding Floor Panels, Laser Doors, and more to evade or dispatch enemies
• Clear levels in as few steps as possible