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  ‘90s Cross-Country Teen Crime Adventure The Big Con from Mighty Yell & Skybound Games Lands August 19 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Steam
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07/22/2021
 


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LOS ANGELESJuly 22, 2021 — Indie developer Mighty Yell and publisher Skybound Games are paging to say the ‘90s cross-country adventure game The Big Con will launch on Aug. 31, 2021, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam for $14.99 / €12,49 / £10.74. A classic teenage coming-of-age story, The Big Con is a hilarious trip featuring open-ended narrative, sneaky situations, puzzles and exploration… and lots of petty theft and grifting!

Release Date & Behind-the-Scenes Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w52U64TS_k4

Mighty Yell’s new behind-the-scenes trailer announcing The Big Con’s release date is a deep dive into the ongoing process to audition for the game’s sweeping, sprawling screenplay, an unabridged manuscript of thirteen weighty words (not a typo, it’s 13 words long). With each individual syllable carrying so much theatrical gravitas, there seemed only one logical solution: invite fans to submit their own recorded performances for a chance to have their voice appear in the game itself!
 

Mighty Yell asked some of gaming’s most accomplished thespians to spread the word about this search for the industry’s next big stars. Four greats who will not appear in The Big Con itself, but who are featured in the game’s new trailer -- Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Uncharted), Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead), Melissa Hutchison (The Walking Dead), and Courtenay Taylor (Mass Effect, Resident Evil) -- have helped kick off this fun community contest today. 
 

From July 22nd until July 29th you can submit your very own audition tape! We’ve made it radically easy for anyone to rival some of the industry’s best voice talent. It's never been simpler, just go to https://www.thebigcongame.com/bigcontest to learn how. 
 

The Big Con is all about Ali, a teenage con artist trying to save her mom’s video store from unscrupulous loan sharks any way she can. In this colorful adventure filled with punchy puzzles and dialogue, how you make that money is up to you: travel across the country picking pockets and locks, persuading marks, sneaking around in disguises, and even profiting off the latest plushie fad.

 

The Big Con Features:
 

  • An irreverent comic adventure game with open-ended situations, puzzles, and exploration.
  • Crime is cool now -- sneak, pickpocket, wear disguises, and grift and con anyone you can!
  • Mouth off! Talk your way into deals and out of trouble across the country.
  • Meet a cast of weird ‘90s characters and rip ‘em off (or help them, if that’s your deal).
  • Original theme song from Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? house band Rockapella!
  • Call home and argue with your mom!
 

The Big Con is available to wishlist now on Steam.

About Skybound Games

Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capabilities to produce, develop, and license video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. The Skybound Games slate houses everything from indie projects to high-budget franchise titles, with recent games including Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Before Your Eyes and The Big Con. The studio can be found on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and www.skybound.com.

 

About Mighty Yell Studios

The Big Con is the debut game from Mighty Yell, a fully remote team of developers whose individual credits include Jazzpunk, Guacamelee! 2 and Runbow. Mighty Yell is a smart bunch of fun folks from across the Toronto game dev community who like to laugh and play together and support each other in creative endeavours. The studio’s name came from a playlist of punk tunes founder Dave Proctor listens to on repeat, and the team brings that same uplifting energy to everything it does. You can find Mighty Yell on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord. You can wishlist The Big Con on Steam now.

 

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