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Bandersnatch

by Charlie Brooker and David Slade

Part of Black Mirror
Science Fiction
2018

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(based on 11 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, and Asim Chaudhry.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: December 28, 2018
Current Version: 1.00
License: Commercial
Development System: Twine, Branch Manager
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: dh7kphu7nmjt1ia5

Awards

Nominee - Colin Ritman, Best Individual NPC; Winner, Best Use of Multimedia - 2018 XYZZY Awards

Editorial Reviews

The A.V. Club

As a game, itís simple but novel enough given the context, and it works hard to avoid wasting your time.... Once the novelty wears off, though, the emptiness is hard to ignore.
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The Hollywood Reporter
The interactive choose-your-own-adventure aspect is initially interesting, then time-consuming and ultimately not dramatically satisfying.
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An interesting take on 4th wall breaks, January 9, 2019

This piece applies a Black Mirror lens onto choose your own adventure. It is very intriguing. Definitely worth a try if you have Netflix. However, the biggest appeal is the novelty.


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