18 years after the release of the the workplace comedy Office Space, a video game based on the Mike Judge film has arrived. Called Office Space: Idle Profits, the free-to-play game is out now for iOS and Android.
Idle Profits features characters from the game such as Michael Bolton, Bill Lumbergh, Samir, Peter, and Milton (with this red stapler, of course). You play as a “lowly Initech corporate drone” who is about to lose their job to a recent college grad. Just like in the movie, you’ll work with your fellow disgruntled employees to install a virus on the company’s mainframe to steal money.
As the money piles up, players will unlock new departments of Initech and new characters.
“Everyone, at least once, has felt underappreciated at their job,” developer Ultrabit GM Cooper Bachman said in a statement. “When we started working on Office Space, everyone on the development team knew we were onto something special. Even 18 years later, the film’s themes are still relatable to all ages. And when we paired the film’s story and hilarious cast of characters with idle mechanics, it fit incredibly well.”
And don’t worry, Idle Profits will indeed pay homage to Office Space‘s famous printer-destroying scene. As you can see in the image below, Peter, Michael, and Samir deal out their own brand of justice on the device in the middle of a field, just like it happened in the movie.
Ultrabit is a subsidiary of GameStop’s mobile game unit, Kongregate. The studio worked on Pocket Politics and Raid Brigade.