No matter if laughing or crying smiley face, monkey, unicorn or smiling pig – dozens of emojis are part of everyday life on our mobile phones. With the funny pictures, we can quickly express feelings, if we miss the words. But what nobody knows: The small symbols lead a secret life, hidden in the city of Textopolis. There everyone has a fixed place and a certain facial expressions – not only genes, which came without filter on the world.
Along with the notorious Emoji Jailbreak and the over-motivated Hi-5, Gene goes in search of the code that can fix him. Three of them experience an exciting adventure that takes them through the different apps and programs. On his journey, Gene learns to accept himself. But what would an adventure without danger be? Gene also soon realizes that a dark threat awaits him that could completely destroy Textopolis.