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Get Ready to Invade Some Privacy in Orwell

Get Ready to Invade Some Privacy in Orwell

Get Ready to Invade Some Privacy in Orwell

This narrative-driven thriller from Osmotic Studios and Surprise Attack Games is releasing as a five-part weekly series; download Episode One for free


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Download Episode One (Windows) from Steam or IndieDB

Orwell is a privacy-invasion thriller for Windows in which you are Big Brother.

Orwell is also the name of a new governmental security program that has the power to survey the online presence of citizens through web pages, blog posts, chat messages, files and private information.

To function, the Orwell program needs an impartial human researcher. You are the first. It will be your task to gather information about suspects while they go about their lives, and upload the data you feel is pertinent. The decisions you make will have consequences and will affect the narrative’s outcome.

In the style of games such as Papers, Please and Her Story, Orwell raises serious questions about contemporary society. Its themes include the balance between security and freedom, the implications of trading privacy for connection, and the impact of the Internet on the way we perceive our world and are perceived by others.

In Episode One, a terrorist attack rocks the Nation’s capital and you are put to the test. This episode is free for a limited time on Steam and IndieDB. The remaining episodes will be released weekly on Oct 27th, Nov 3rd, Nov 10th and Nov 17th. Pre-order them on Steam as a group (15% off until Oct 27th) and receive them as they drop.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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