Fox Next Games and Creative Mobile announced that The X-Files: Deep State is in the works and planned for release in 2018 for iOS and Android devices. It’s a puzzle-style, mystery-investigation game centered around FBI Agent Dale, who is tasked with investigating a mysterious crime that defies any and all explanation. If the crime isn’t how Christopher Goldberg managed to survive a stint in prison without renting his butt out like a cheap Motel 6, then I honestly don’t know what kind of crime could be more heinous or or mysterious than that.
Anyway, the teaser trailer for the game reveals that it’s one of those hand-painted titles where players will interact with various characters, have dialogue sequences to navigate through and clues to pick out.
You can check out the teaser trailer below, which really doesn’t do much to explain what the game is about but definitely fits the descriptor of being a teaser trailer.
The announcement of the game wasn’t really accompanied by much more than what you see above. The splash art features words like “extraterrestrial” and “intelligence” fading away into the background, along with “conspiracy” and “alien”. All the typical X-Files buzzwords.
What is interesting, however, is that the game is apparently themed around the Deep State conspiracies. This is something that has cropped up mighty heavily in recent times, especially directly after Trump took office; with the discussion almost even bleeding over into mainstream news media.
It definitely makes you wonder if the game will tackle conspiracies involving known sociopolitical destabilizers like George Soros weeding his way into the ears of House splinters? Or if the game will tackle the subject matter of disinfo agents and media misdirection?
Deus Ex: Human Revolution did a mighty fine job delving into the layers of the conspiracies involving the Deep State, but it would be nice to see a game tackle it in a more nuanced and contemporary manner from the perspective of someone actually working in the government.
Given that the game is being made by Fox, and for the fact that it’s going to be on mobile devices, don’t expect much more than a standard clicker-style game.
Anyway, you can keep track of the game by visiting the official website.