The Big Con

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Game Info
Mighty Yell
Skybound Games
Release Date
August 31, 2021 (Calendar)
Adventure, Indie
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From indie developer, Mighty Yell Studios comes The Big Con, a 90’s throwback adventure game that is all about attitude and the grift. 

Play as Ali, a sarcastic teenager who must hustle her way through life to save her family’s video store by any means necessary. Pickpocket strangers, swindle them out of their cash, even wear disguises if it gives you an edge on your grift. Ali must travel far in this road-trip adventure comedy where petty crimes and plaid-wearing teens help in recreating 1990’s America, right down the soundtrack and visual style you encounter.

Oh, and don’t forget to contact your mom every now and then too, or else your big con will come to an end. 

The Big Con will be available for the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S and X. 

Developer Quote

One Con Doesn’t Fool All
Con people your way! Wear disguises, sneak around, eavesdrop on conversations, and learn how to approach each mark. Maybe you think you can make enough cheddar just by pickpocketing. Or seek out more complex grifts that involve breaking and entering smooth-talking, and more. It’s up to you to outsmart everyone and lockpick everything that stands between you and saving your mom's video store.

A Coming-of-Age Comedy
If there’s one surefire way to discover yourself, it’s by setting out on an adventure. Luckily for you, you’ve got the aid of an expert grifter to coach you in the elusive art of charm. But a life of crime is no laughing matter! Not unless you turn on the laugh track and make it a criminally funny sitcom. Get ready to talk your way into deals, hearts, and trouble. And don’t forget to call home every once in a while to check in with your mom. Sure, you might argue with her sometimes (most of the time?), but you’re a teenager - that’s kind of your job!

The Weird and Wack 1990s the Way You Remember Them
Whether you were a ‘90s kid or not, this game is brimming with nostalgia. It offers you the perfect opportunity to relive your own awkward high school years, or if you sadly missed out on the ‘90s, finally experience all of the classic teen movies that feel so old and outdated. Plaid, payphones, VHS tapes, and malls – THE BIG CON has got all of the outrageous fads you remember (and some you want to forget) from the 1990s.

But most importantly – you can ride the Hormipillar as much as you want!