BIG BROTHER HAS ARRIVED - AND IT’S YOU! PRIVACY INVASION VIDEO GAME, ORWELL, LAUNCHES TODAY.
Developer Osmotic Studios and indie label Surprise Attack Games today released the first episode of Orwell, a video game in which you must pry into the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of ideologically motivated terrorist attacks. A narrative-driven thriller, the game seeks to explore a key issue of our time - the growth of the internet, its impact on how we are perceived by others and the extent to which states can and should monitor their citizens.
The first episode - The Clocks were Striking Thirteen - is available now as a free demo from Steam or IndieDB. In this episode, the player is recruited into the Orwell program and, following a terrorist attack, is given their first target to investigate. Cassandra Watergate is a young woman with a criminal record who was spotted by surveillance cameras at the site of the bombing. Digging into her social media, chat messages and online presence, the player starts to uncover a web of connections and a mysterious group who might be involved in the attack.
Orwell Release Schedule
20th October: Episode One - The Clocks were Striking Thirteen
27th October: Episode Two - A Place where there is No Darkness
3rd November: Episode Three - Unperson
10th November: Episode Four - Memory Hole
17th November:: Episode Five - Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
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