'Insecure' Mobile Game Debuts From HBO And The WoC-Founded Glow Up Games
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'Insecure' Mobile Game Debuts From HBO And The WoC-Founded Glow Up Games

Insecure and Black-owned game studio Glow Up Games have partnered have teamed up to create a new mobile game for Insecure fans.

Glow Up Games and HBO have debuted free-to-play mobile game Insecure: The Come Up. The game puts players in the world of Issa Dee, Molly, and their friends, with all of the drama and hijinks fans expect from the beloved characters. The game is now available to download through the App Store with content and feature updates scheduled to go live throughout 2022.

According to the official description:

In the Insecure: The Come Up Game, players’ hustle, heart and hype help build a new life in LA. With Issa, Molly, Kelli, Tiffany, Lawrence, and Chad as your guides, navigate the messy business of adulting in Insecure: The Come Up Game. Based on the HBO Original hit show “Insecure”, you move to Issa’s apartment complex, meet the crew, and get a front row seat to all the drama. Issa helps you unlock the power of your mirror to craft reflective rhymes or battle friends and foes around LA through a unique new rap-based mini-game.

Featuring original compositions by noted emcee SΔMMUS and music from Issa Rae’s RAEDIO, The Come Up Game continues the world of Insecure – but this time, you direct your own story. Welcome to season six – starring YOU.

Players can rap like Issa Dee with their own "Mirror B*tch" character who hypes you up in a "fast-paced rhyme and lyric mini game."

You can unlock new words to beat open mic opponents with the potential to become Los Angeles’ next big star. Players can also design their characters, including hair, accessories, clothing and more. New locations can be unlocked, along with their custom story arcs, cameos, and exclusive product drops. Your apartment is where your character can wind down, recharge, and text friends in between the drama. Your character will also be down for the cause in their community, supporting friends, fighting against gentrification, and adding to Black culture.

“At Glow Up Games, our mission is to create innovative game stories that center black and brown joy, and as huge fans of Insecure, this could not have been a more perfect place for us to do just that,” Dr. Mitu Khandaker, CEO of Glow Up Games, said in a statement. “I’m proud of the amazing, diverse team that my cofounder Latoya Peterson and I have built together, as we endeavor to change the games industry in the way that Issa is changing Hollywood!”

“I’m excited that The Come Up Game is finally out for fans of Insecure to play!” added Issa Rae. “Working with the Glow Up Games team has been a great experience, as they seamlessly integrated the world of ‘Insecure’ from its characters, stories and music into a game that allows everyone to relive their favorite moments of the series.”

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