Orwell, Privacy-Invasion Game Receives Free Demo
(Last Updated On: October 21, 2016)

A game about cyber-stalking people and collecting data as a big brother overwatch member is picking up a lot of chatter around the gaming community. Osmotic Studios and Surprise Attack’s Orwell is gearing up for full release on October 27th but there is a free demo available that contains the first of five episodes due out for the game.

So what do you do in Orwell? Well, it’s a game about finding potential threats by invading the privacy of citizens. Think of it as the bad guy version of Papers, Please. Instead of trying to secure your own freedom, you’re the counter-terrorist unit that cyber-stalks in the name of freedom. This means you’ll need to search web pages, dig through social media posts and profiles of citizens, check on their dating and sexual life, even read up about them through news articles and blogs, utilizing deep opposition research tactics to determine if someone may be a national threat.

Literally, you are the thought police.

You can check out a trailer for Orwell to get an idea of what the game plays like.

Think of it as America under the new rule of Clinton and the SocJus Administration.

You’ll hack suspects’ PCs, check into their medical records to see what sort of surgeries, conditions or diseases they might have, check into their connections and look into their personal lives as you dig into and rip apart every inch of their digital life.

The free demo will give you an idea of whether or not this is a game you might actually want to add to your portfolio. The system requirements are pretty thin, and you’ll only need 4GB of Ram and a 2ghz CPU. Any GPU that’s DirectX 9 or higher is compatible.

Given the way the media has fixated on helping the Democrats rig the election and suppress all the facts and truth, you can get a firsthand demonstration of how a future ruled by a despotic government will be while utilizing the latest in technological advancements.

You can pre-purchase all the episodes for $9.99 or grab the first episode for free by visiting the Steam store page.


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    Tried this for a little bit. Presentation and concept are great, I think. But it feels a little overcomplicated, as in… it’s not as streamlined or well-paced as Papers Please, which seems to me like a game with a similar concept.

    Papers Please started out with a few basic functions, and slowly opens the players up to more, but at a pace that isn’t too confusing or boring. In Orwell, they immediately introduce you to lots of new stuff, one after another, and it feels a little overwhelming. When following the tutorial, I got lost a few times because what I was being told to look for wasn’t clearly designated as such.

    So far, it feels like I’m bound to the narrative pretty closely. Papers Please did a really good job of maintaining a feel of freedom within the context of your job, whilst slowly introducing plot points, some of which you could freely ignore.

    I’m still at the start of Orwell, so I don’t know if it gets better later on. If I was responsible for the design, after teaching players the basics, I’d give them the freedom of investigating various incidents on their own, and slowly introduce new elements as they progress.