Boat Rocker Digital, a division of Orphan Black producers Boat Rocker Media released a mobile game tie-in based on the popular Canadian TV series. Simply called Orphan Black: The Game, the company's latest Android title started rolling out on the Google Play Store on Friday and is now available for download in all parts of the world. While the iOS version of the game that launched last month features a $4.99 price tag (that's currently discounted to $1.99), the Android port utilizes a different business model. Instead of requiring an upfront fee, the game is available for download free of charge and allows you to play a sizeable portion of its levels without paying anything. Those who deem the title entertaining enough can opt to purchase all of its ten Worlds — each of which contains eight levels on average — for the aforementioned price.
Orphan Black: The Game was primarily designed as a puzzle game with some adventure elements, featuring turn-based gameplay that will require you to think and plan in advance if you want to be successful. Regardless of whether you're controlling Alison, Sarah, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, or any other of the ten playable characters from the popular series, you'll be navigating deadly levels filled with enemies, traps, and puzzles that will put your planning abilities to the test. From a purely mechanical standpoint, Orphan Black: The Game is similar to Square Enix's GO spin-offs, i.e. Hitman GO, Lara Croft GO, and Deus Ex GO; it's a turn-based puzzler that's suitable for playing in short sessions, doesn't require any reflexes, and features simple, swipe-based controls. Luckily, the similarities between this title and the GO lineup end here as Boat Rocker Digital's latest mobile game features a unique visual style and numerous original puzzles that don't feel rehashed or even overused.
The game itself follows the events of the sci-fi TV series as it attempts to retell all of the crucial story points of the first four seasons of Orphan Black that are experienced in a fever dream. Seeing how the series' fifth season that's scheduled to debut next month has also been confirmed as its last, it remains to be seen whether developers decide to update the game with more content following the conclusion of the story it's based on. In the meantime, follow the Google Play Store link below to try out Orphan Black: The Game for yourself.