For all the Peaky Blinders fans out there, Publisher Curve Digital has released the first screenshots of the game, giving a taste of what Mastermind will look like. Slated to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, the game is a top-down puzzle game set in the Peaky Blinders universe of 20th century Birmingham.
“There’s a point in the show where Tommy Shelby explains he has no concern for the past, nor the future; all he cares about is a crucial moment he recalls the soldier’s minute,” details James Marsden , game director at FuturLab. “We designed our game around that idea, allowing the player to plan actions backward and forward in time, choreographing an ensemble cast of characters to synchronize their actions during these crucial moments. The player gets to feel like the smart and sophisticated leader that Tommy is, so we think becoming the mastermind will resonate with fans of the show and gamers alike.”
In Peaky Blinders: Mastermind players will be able to freely set and reward each character’s path in order to tune their actions for the best possible result. Utilizing tactics, stealth and coordination, players will have to solve steadily more complex puzzles and the game goes on.
“We were floored by James and Kirsty’s original idea for a Peaky Blinders game,” says Simon Byron, publishing director, Curve Digital. “At its heart, Peaky Blinders is a story about a family, and capturing the ability to control the Shelbys simultaneously across the game’s narrative is such a smart way to bring the show to life. The mechanic they’ve created to allow players to directly control Tommy, Arthur, Polly, John, Ada and Finn across one looping timeline opens up unique gameplay possibilities, stylishly brought to life in FuturLab’s trademark gorgeous art style. It’s a game that almost defies categorization – part action, part puzzle, part adventure, but all inventive.
“There’s often skepticism about licensed titles, so we’ve worked really hard to ensure this is a game which stands within the Peaky Blinders universe, whilst bringing something completely fresh and original. We’ve lived with the secret for a while now. It’s such a relief to be finally able to unveil Peaky Blinders: Mastermind.”
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is slated to hit all platforms later this summer.