It's 2016, And We're Somehow Getting A Red Dwarf Mobile Game

Blimey. I never thought I'd be writing the words "Red Dwarf" and "11th season" in 2016. Yet, here we are and I've just typed those exact letter / number combinations. Starting from September 22, the show will air six new episodes on UK cable channel Dave and fingers crossed, promptly licensed and televised in other regions like say, Australia. Oh and there's a Red Dwarf game coming out too, but it looks utterly pants.

Originally published on Gizmodo Australia.

We heard about two new seasons last year, of course, but a game is kind of left-field. As the official Red Dwarf website notes, there have been other attempts at games based on show, but they're entirely forgettable.

The game, developed by GameDigits and imaginatively titled "Red Dwarf XI", will be available on both iOS and Android platforms. Its launch will "coincide with the new series" and feature Starbug navigating a "wide range of minigames". Here's a screenshot:

Image: GameDigits

I know, I know, you don't have to say it. "Smeg points"? Oh dear. I will give them one thing — the game will be updated with extra, show-related content as each episode airs, which is kind of neat.

As for season 11 itself — I couldn't track down any information regarding local air dates, or even if the ABC will pick it up at all. That said, I realise this is a completely irrelevant detail for anyone with even the most basic knowledge of how the internet works.

New Merchandise Launch [Red Dwarf, via Ausdroid]


    As someone who has Kotaku AU and Red Dwarf news page bookmarked, I already knew this and cannot wait for the game, or trying to watch the week early UKTV Play digital airing of the first episode next Thursday UK time.

    Would anybody like any toast?

      We don't like toast around here no muffins no toast no tea cakes no buns baps baguettes or Bagel's no croissants no crumpets no pancakes no potato cakes and no hot cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks

    Fly me to the moon and let me $&@!?

    10 / 10 would buy if they include a VR version of The Rimmer Experience

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