It’s hard to deny there are a lot of great shows on TV these days, whether we’re talking traditional cable or the various streaming services. But every so often there’s a series that’s so captivating it transcends the medium and becomes part of the very fabric of pop culture.
Breaking Bad was… is one of these.
Over five seasons, people watched as Walter White transformed “from Mr. Chips to Scarface”. He grew from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to hardened criminal entrepreneur; he encountered all manner of friends and foes… some members of his own family; he rose to power and then, well, spoilers. It was riveting drama.
But at the time all we could do was observe. Now there’s a chance to become an active participant. FTX Games, in collaboration with Sony Pictures and developer Plamee, has launched the official tie-in game, Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements.
Players take on the role of a newcomer in Heisenberg’s operation, and will work with Jesse, Mike, and Saul, as well as some new characters, to cook product, expand their territory, and navigate some difficult ethical decisions in the course of building an empire. As a necessary evil, they’ll work with and against the antagonists from the show… but how those situations resolve may be different from what fans remember.
This was an exciting project for us to help with, and a chance to expand on an iconic piece of entertainment. We worked alongside the creative director, Amir Lotan, as well as advisors from the show, to map out the modified plot, define the story missions, write the dialogue, and create the new NPCs.
If you think you have what it takes to become the one who knocks, Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements is available to download on mobile devices for free on both Google Play and the App Store. For more info, head over to the official website — https://ftxgames.com/breaking-bad — or watch the trailer below.