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App description: The legend of The Mummy continues in this globe trotting supernatural mystery that picks up where the movie leaves off.

Choose your fate in an immersive visual tale filled with dynamic comic book style illustrations that spin you through an action-packed adventure.

Unlock hidden secrets in every interactive episode as you trigger unique puzzles and uncover multiple endings. Every spellbinding turn reveals a high-stakes decision that changes the outcome of the storyline.

Play as the films protagonist, Nick Morton, and travel the world to decode an ancient spellbook in order to destroy an evil curse. Its kill or be killed in a desperate attempt to combat dark forces and escape the clutches of Prodigium agents who will stop at nothing to protect their own interests.

New chapters are planned to take you even deeper into the Dark Universe.

- Explore the mythology of The Mummy as you journey beyond the film experience
- Chart your own adventure and make dramatic decisions with long-term consequences
- Expose the mysteries concealed within the environment and discover the motives of your fellow adventurers
- Interact with unique puzzles that will challenge your attention to detail

The Mummy Dark Universe Stories is developed by Night School Studio, a critically acclaimed indie games studio that focuses on the intersection of story and interactivity. Night Schools prior work includes Oxenfree (Editors Choice on iOS) and Mr. Robot. 1.51exfiltrati0n.apk (Writers Guild Award nominated).

2017 Universal Studios. The Mummy, Dark Universe, The Mummy Dark Universe Stories and their respective logos are copyrights and trademarks of Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

Boardumb's comments:

06-16-2017, 02:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,287
Sweet. Will try this after watching the movie.
06-21-2017, 03:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 429
So it's like a Telltale game?
08-24-2017, 01:17 PM
So I've been playing this one for awhile and think it's worth recommending. It's a visual novel style game with a nice art style, painterly animation, and excellent writing. I haven't played a ton of these, but Out There: Chronicles is the game I've played that feels most similar to it (if you need a reference point).

It originally released with 12 chapters, but at this point they're up to 24 chapters released, so I'm optimistic they're going to reach the targeted 36 total chapters. Each chapter can generally be played through in about 10 minutes (and is reasonably self-contained). It's got a gated F2P mechanic where you need to wait 6 hours to get another ticket before you can play the next chapter. If you want to remove the tickets entirely, it costs 15 dollars (you can also buy individual tickets/packs of tickets, but I can't see any reason to actually do that). Honestly, with the relatively slow release of new chapters, this mechanic doesn't feel particularly punitive and functions more as a way to pace yourself. Regardless, you can replay previous chapters without spending tickets (although your choices in the initial playthrough are the only ones that count), so there's always something to do. Once they release all the chapters, I'll consider paying the 15 dollars to be able to quickly try out alternate routes (sadly, they don't allow multiple saves, that is definitely something to put on the wishlist).

Story and dialog-wise, this is clearly a Night School Studios game. The dialog is written with awkward pauses and interesting characters and it all feels very natural (as expected). Similarly, this is a pretty dark game that is taking the characters from the movie (which I didn't see) to some unhappy places and I can say with a high degree of confidence that whatever sequel Universal makes to the movie, it won't follow this story (to its detriment). The story primarily follows Nick Morton's (Tom Cruise in the movie) perspective, but without spoiling too much, I was excited to find out that we eventually start seeing other character's perspectives as well, which was a good decision.

I'm not entirely sure how much narrative power the player can exercise (as I haven't tried any alternate routes yet), but a good rule of thumb for these types of games is that it's less than you think. And it certainly doesn't feel like I have a ton. I would estimate that there's only been 2-3 truly momentous decisions so far, while most decisions have quite minor impacts. I'm somewhat optimistic that there could be some longer term options/events that only become available from multiple minor decisions, but I certainly can't prove that yet.

In summary, I would put it pretty highly recommended (4 stars!). I know a lot of people (including me!) liked or loved Mr. Robot and Oxenfree and even though this game has F2P mechanics, it's of comparable quality to those games and should not be dismissed.