Walt's Warning (partially found "Breaking Bad" interactive Flash game; 2009)
Walt's Warning is a 2009 interactive Flash game created to promote season 2 of the AMC drama Breaking Bad. Players could submit names and photos and the game would create customized videos where Walter White would give them a warning based on what they submitted. Although footage from the game has been found, the .swf file that was found did not contain the full game.
The game revolved around a first-person, interactive plot where the player would enter their name, location, and upload photos of themselves to fully immerse them in the experience. The game starts with the player running from and quickly getting captured by Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) in the desert. Who upon capturing, angrily questions why the player is in the desert in the first place. The player is knocked out, and later awakes in the back of an RV, whilst being interrogated by Walter. The player looks around the van using the mouse, seeing a chemistry set on Walter's left and a gun on his right. If the player focuses on either side for too long, they will get knocked out depending on which one the player looked at. If the player looks too long at the chemistry set, they will be tortured with chemicals, if the player looks at the gun, Walter will repeatedly hit them with it. After passing out, the player is returned to the desert, with a message of warning directly addressing them nearby, saying "You can't hide in [location], [player name]". The player is then encouraged to fill out a form that includes their friends' information so they might play the game.
Around December 2020, the Flash game would be taken down due to the discontinuation of Adobe Flash. Although footage from the game has been found and the link for the game saved on the Wayback Machine, the .swf file that was found did not contain the full game.
Walt's Warning would be nominated for two awards at the 14th Annual Webby Awards, one for "Best Use of Video or Moving Image Websites and Mobile Sites" and receiving an honoree for "Online Guerrilla & Innovation Advertising, Media & PR".
On the Hunt
- The description of the game. Retrieved 06 Jun '21
- Webby Award for Online Guerrilla & Innovation Advertising, Media & PR Retrieved 07 Jul '21
- Webby Award for Best Use of Video or Moving Image Websites and Mobile Sites Retrieved 07 Jul '21