'Westworld' drums up interest at SXSW with mobile game, live recreation

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Based on the HBO show of the same name, Westworld will have players assume the role of a newly hired Delos Trainee.

If you've been hyped to play the Westworld mobile game, the release date inches closer and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment have begun pre-registrations for it today. As the game progresses, you'll eventually take over all aspects of the Westworld park operations, "including manufacturing and care-taking of artificially intelligent hosts and satisfying guest desires". Behaviour Interactive are the developers of the iOS and Android version that will release this year. Actors playing the townspeople lived out elaborate storylines, and visitors interacted with them.

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The creators of the game are said to be working with the producers of Westworld to create a narrative for the game that ties into the themes of the series. You can turn to your mobile device and run the park however you see fit.

Catch up on the latest news from SXSW 2018 right here. Previously, a short teaser during the Super Bowl included a hidden binary code that led eagle-eyed viewers to a special website that looks more like that of a luxury travel destination than a fictional theme park. Until this point, the franchise's efforts hadn't extended very far into mobile. In 2016, mobile game revenue outpaced that of console and PC games for the first time, a Newzoo study found. "We can't wait for fans to get their hands on the game to develop their own unique strategy to orchestrate and explore the flawless park experience".

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