OnePlus: Crackables

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Background

Mobile gamers are constantly searching for the next big addictive game that they can carry in their pocket—and of course, the ideal mobile device on which to play their favorites. To prove that OnePlus, with its 8GB of RAM, is the perfect platform for the job, we collaborated with UNIT9 and helped develop Crackables: a limited-time, AI bot-hosted game. It had to be as savvy as the most hardcore mobile gamer while demonstrating the power of the OnePlus.

Crackables is a unique combination of a compelling, story-driven cipher puzzle game, creative use of vintage technology and modern design.

The Execution

Crackables is a can’t-put-it-down series of crypto puzzles, both digital and physical. Players had to complete each challenge in order to move to the next puzzle—and only the fastest 1,000 people who made it through the first three challenges qualified for the next round.

We developed it in React and used a lot of PixiJS and THREE.js to power all the interactivity and 2D/3D gaming.

The AI

The entire web-based puzzle mind-bender was powered by an AI chatbot. Developed on top of Google's Dialogflow, it was constantly aware of the user's progress and it was always there to offer help. The user could use natural language input to ask the bot for hints or attempt to provide solutions.

Hardware extension

Crackables is a can’t-put-it-down series of crypto puzzles, both digital and physical. Players had to complete each challenge in order to move to the next puzzle—and only the fastest 1,000 people who made it through the first three challenges qualified for the next round. It’s those 1,000 super-players who were sent a real-world package containing a mysterious device. Using a touch-tone protocol, they had to crack various audiocodes in order to be one of the top six winners of the grand prize: the ultimate gaming PC setup.

The results

Gamers everywhere flocked to be one of the big winners. OnePlus proved that its mobile platform is not for the average player, and that it can support even the most intricate, advanced games out there.