She's in a race against the clock to save her country and her game.
By Patrick Cassels & Adam Conover
A 16-bit version of the Homeland titles plays for a few
moments, accompanied by 8-bit jazz. Helicopters and Obama's
pixellated face parallax scroll by static backgrounds.
Just like on the actual show, snatches of dialogue play
during the intro -- except here, they're horribly digitized
16-bit voice samples.
I missed something once before, I
can't let that happen again!
We all missed something that day.
Come to rest on a Homeland title. "Season 1. Press Start."
The player presses start.
CHARACTER CREATION SCENE
BRODY, CARRIE, SAUL are displayed on the character creation
scene. They each have two stats, and 10 stat points to
spend, except for Saul who has 20.
For Carrie: The player puts 9 points in INTELLIGENCE and 1
point in SANITY. Under SPECIAL ABILITIES, she has "Jazz
appreciation" and "Awkward Sexual Advances."
For Brody: the player puts 8 points in STEALTH and 2 points
in SANITY. Under SPECIAL ABILITIES, he has "Muslim prayer"
and "Unreasonably hot wife."
For Saul: The player puts 10 points in WISDOM and 10 points
in BEARD. SPECIAL ABILITIES: "Mumbling" and "Rumpled
The player selects "BEGIN!"
INT. CIA OFFICE
Carrie enters. Saul is there.
CARRIE: Captain Brody has been turned!
SAUL: That seems hard to believe.
CARRIE: But... but...
We transition into a mini-game:
An 8-bit rendering of Carrie's face sits next to NES "A" and
"B" buttons marked "WE DON'T TRUST YOU" and "YOU'RE CRAZY".
TEXT: "TAP BUTTONS to UNDERMINE CARRIE!"
The player taps the buttons as quickly as possible. Carrie's
face animates through four stages of crying, becoming more
wet and red in each frame. On the final frame:
TEXT: "CRY FACE SUMMONED!"
INT. BRODY'S LIVING ROOM
Brody enters. His wife and MIKE are there. They jump apart
as Brody enters.
WIFE: Brody! You're back!
BRODY: What is he doing here?!
Brody runs at Mike and we're in FIGHT MODE!
Brody is on the right, Mike is on the left.
MIKE: Just calm down Brody.
TEXT: MENU > FIGHT > PTSD RAGE PUNCH
Brody turns red. More intense fight music plays.
TEXT: Brody has GONE BERSERK!
BRODY: You slept with my wife!
He fist-punches Mike, who disappears.
HAMID (Brody's guard who abused him) appears.
BRODY: You tortured me!!
He rage-punches Hamid. Hamid disappears.
A REPORTER appears.
BRODY: I hate reporters!!
He pummels the reporter, doing massive damage.
A DEER appears.
BRODY: I hate deer!!
He shoots the deer to bits with a machine gun, doing
A fanfare plays and Brody does a victory dance.
BRODY'S KIDS run on from the side.
BRODY'S DAUGHTER: Dad! What are you doing?
TEXT: Congratulations! You've TRAUMATIZED YOUR CHILDREN!
EXT. PARKING LOT
Carrie approaches Brody.
CARRIE: Hello Brody.
BRODY: Hey, Carrie, what are you doing here?
A choice menu pops up. OPTIONS: "INTERROGATE SUSPECT." "HAVE
SEX WITH SUSPECT." The player chooses the second option.
Carrie and Brody have awkward 16-bit sex in a car.
TEXT: "TAP A TO AWKWARDLY BONE."
The player taps "A". Brody's butt thrusts spazzily over and
INT. VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Brody enters. The VICE PRESIDENT is there.
VICE PRESIDENT: I'm the Vice President, and for some reason
extremely powerful. I'd like you to run for Congress.
Close up on Brody. We dissolve to a FLASHBACK... FLASHBACK
Desert dunes parallax scroll by as 8-bit prologue music
TEXT: "YEARS AGO, in IRAQ..."
TEXT: "PRESS A to SKIP"
The player mashes on "A" and the flashback abruptly ends.
INT. VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Closeup on Brody.
TEXT: "You've decided to kill the Vice President for some
TEXT: HELP CARRIE TAKE HER LITHIUM!
A giant Dr. Mario style bottle. Carrie stands to the side
and throws pills into the bottle. The player has to stack
them, but they quickly fill the bottle.
TEXT: "YOU LOSE. MANIC EPISODE MODE ENGAGED."
The Carrie on the right starts jumping around crazily off
The Vice President and his entourage stream into a bunker,
along with Brody.
VICE PRESIDENT: A sniper tried to kill me! Thank god we're
Brody runs at the Vice President. We transition into FIGHT
MODE. The Vice President and his men are facing the other
TEXT: "The Vice President is surprised!"
MENU: FIGHT > EXPLODING VEST
TEXT: "Brody is gathering his nerve..."
CARRIE appears at the top of the fight screen with Brody's
daughter DANA in front of her.
TEXT: "Carrie used DAUGHTER GUILT TRIP."
Dana emits "sound waves" at Brody. SFX: A 16-bit "Dad, are
you coming home?" voice sample.
TEXT: "It's super effective!"
Brody collapses and a failure theme plays.
TEXT: "Brody couldn't go through with it..."
Carrie does a victory dance.
TEXT: "You saved America!"
We see Carrie's close-up face again.
TEXT: Tap A to receive shock treatments!
The player taps the A button and lightning courses through
Carrie's convulsing face.