After MI7 has been hacked, your primary goal is to bring a cyber-criminal network to justice. Played entirely from within the environment of your computer's desktop, Mainlining is a thrilling point and click hacking adventure that features a gripping narrative which will have you hooked from the very first case.
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Release Date: Jan 26, 2017

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February 2

Mainlining reaches its thrilling conclusion – cases 8 to 13 out now.

Today marks the release of Mainlining’s final set of cases. These six new cases will allow players to experience Mainlining through to its thrilling conclusion. Players will have already accessed three different computer operating systems; Rainbows, Peyotex and Cherry. As the game’s plot thickens, players will find themselves navigating thee more operating systems; Ingot, Vision and the mysterious ThornOS. New programs and applications will be encountered and players will find themselves diving down rabbit holes in order to trap their prey.



Mainlining has already received critical acclaim. and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the creation of this unique game.


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February 1

Mainlining Trading Cards Available Now




Good news for those of you who collect Steam trading cards, Mainlining now offers drops every forty-five minutes. Six cards to collect in total, badges and backgrounds too.

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Reviews

“I've never had so much fun with a point and click game before. If you're looking for a unique sort of puzzle/mystery game, definitely give this a try... the result is a truly enjoyable game that's fun for fans of many game genres.”
9/10 – Gaming Nexus

“Mainlining is a smart and cleverly put-together point-and-click piece that is layered enough with its puzzles but prominently more effective in its use of real World culture in providing that added sense of personally historic immersion.”
3.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“That slightly illicit thrill of tapping a few keys and setting a secret service in motion has fuelled endless childhood fantasies”
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Mainlining Deluxe Edition

Mainlining Deluxe Edition includes:

  • The full Mainlining game.
  • The complete original digital soundtrack by Telltale Games' award-winning composer, Jared Emerson-Johnson.
  • The complete digital art book, "The Pixels of Mainlining"

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About This Game



"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." - Edward Snowden



Mainlining is a thrilling point and click hacking adventure that mixes dark and dry humour with a gripping narrative that will have you hooked from the very first case. Following the government's introduction of the BLU Pill Act and the Secret Intelligence Service's reintroduction of MI7, all online personal data is accessible by the powers that be. Mainlining questions techno-ethics and whether it is acceptable for an organisation to have the power to look at personal data. What if someone else got the key to that?



Mainlining and its BLU Pill Act mirrors what's happening in our own world. On November 4th 2015 the The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill was discussed in the British Parliament's House of Commons for the very first time. It’s likely that the bill will be passed sometime in 2016, meaning that domestic mobile and broadband providers will be forced to assist authorities with gathering data and storing it for a year. The police and security services will have access to the top line of the UK’s population browsing history, as well as knowing what apps have been used.

Referred to in the popular media as “the Snooper’s Charter” and opposed by a number of civil and human rights organisations, the Investigatory Powers Bill is positioned to aid security forces in tracking terrorists and serious cyber criminals who use increasingly sophisticated online methods. 



Mainlining is a refreshing take on the traditional point and click adventure. The entire game takes place on the simulated desktop of the protagonist’s computer. Assuming the role of a newly recruited MI7 agent and working within the remit of the Blu Pill Act, the player must use their skill, judgement and cunningness to gather evidence by hacking suspects’ computers and phones.

As a MI7 operative your primary objectives are to ensure the perpetrator’s arrest and that the courts have sufficient evidence to hand out the longest custodial sentences possible. However, you’ll also have to make judgements on whether the case you're working on is complete. Move in too quickly and you may miss leads linking your case to much higher profile cyber-criminals. Act too slowly and your suspect may detect you and escape.

In excess of five hundred known criminals are known to operate within your jurisdiction, who will you investigate?



The driving force behind Rebelephant is British-born developer and designer, Sam Read. Highlighted by internationally renowned publication Develop as one of the 30-under-30 to watch out for, Sam has already tasted success as a key member of the HyperSloth team and their critically acclaimed first-person adventure, Dream. Owner of Rebelephant, Sam is responsible for the design, direction and coding of Mainlining.



To fit in with the game's 2009, feel Rebelephant has called upon the artistic talents of Dave Grey who, in his own words, "Makes things with pixels. Like games and stories and things". Dave's previous collaborations include Microsoft and HBO.



Mainlining relies heavily on an energetic narrative that draws the player into the game, blurring the lines between reality and the imaginary world of MI7. Rebelephant wasted no time and called upon one of the best scriptwriters in the business, Canadian novelist Jill Murray. Jill was nominated for Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Video Game Writing for her work on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and won the award for scriptwriting on Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.



For the final part of the jigsaw Rebelephant has drafted in the sublime audio talents of Jared Emerson­-Johnson. BAFTA nominated, Jared's scores include Telltale Games' Sam & Max series, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales From the Borderlands and Game of Thrones.



System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: Intel i3 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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