Ecko|Code, the rebranded
publisher known formerly as Mark Ecko Entertainment, has just launched a
Facebook app based around primetime TV's best-rating serial killer since Leland
Palmer (spoiler). Dexter: Slice of Life is the company's entry into the Dexter
canon, sitting alongside the company's similar tie-ins with shows such as Weeds
and The Borgias. Slice of Life's release coincides with the launch of Dexter's
season 6, and Ecko promises the game will feature content updates timed to
coincide with the show's events.
Presented as what looks
at first glance like a slightly edgier version of The Sims Social, Slice of
Life's “deep transmedia experience” offers “real-time stealth” gameplay geared around
Dexter and the player's own custom-created avatar. The (anti)social-gaming
aspect allows players to track and kill one another's avatars even when the
victim is offline, which ought to make life absolutely wonderful for Facebook
and awful for the app's most devoted players. Released episodically, new Slice
of Life content will be available weekly the Monday after a new episode of
Show star Michael C.
Hall, who also serves as the series' Executive Producer, provided voiceover
work and worked with Ecko|Code on the app to “guarantee authenticity.” This
alone ought to urge you to give the game a go, as Hall still hasn't received
the dues owed by gamers for his sterling work in 2009's start-to-finish-awesome
motion picture, Gamer.
Dexter: Slice of Life is live for your stalking and killing pleasure on Facebook as we speak.
Oct 4, 2011