Instagram Gets Schwifty
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Client: Adult Swim

Instagram Gets Schwifty

We turned Rick and Morty fans into rabid evangelists with the first ever video game built entirely on Instagram.

Services

Creative Direction, Writing, Illustration, Animation, User Experience, Community Engagement, Content Strategy, Platform Hack

All the eyeballs, Morty!

In just one season, Rick and Morty had built a sizable cult following. But for Season 2, Adult Swim needed Carrot’s help to turn Rick and Morty into a mainstream hit. They asked for a stunt, but we gave them a universe.
The Rickstaverse is a huge choose-your-own-adventure game built on Instagram. Spread across more than 140 accounts and 2,0000+ custom illustrations, players can warp through the universe of Rick and Morty using photo tags as portals to different planets and dimensions, which hide various comics, minigames, and exclusive clips of yet-to-be-aired episodes.

An ever-growing Universe

The success drove Adult Swim to productize the platform through regularly released Expansion Packs. With each Expansion, we'll update the Rickstaverse either during key moments of the series, like Season 2's finale or Season 3's premiere, or whenever we feel like designing a themed adventure based on popular characters or events from previous episodes.

Enormous reach and engagement amongst the Mr. Meeseeks masses

The response was enormous. Fans admitted to spending HOURS exploring the Rickstaverse, with ten of thousands of comments tagging friends to bring them into the game.
  • 31MM

    SOCIAL IMPRESSIONS

  • 10K+

    SOCIAL MENTIONS

  • 73%

    "AMAZING" SENTIMENT

Even the creators couldn't hide their excitement for the work we did...