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.
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.
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.
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 sisterhood (or a sestrahood) of clones who find themselves part of a global conspiracy pushing the boundaries of experimental science technology and ethics in human cloning
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.
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.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Orphan Black: The Game is available now on the App Store for $4.99, with no in-app purchases.
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