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Orwell: Ignorance is Strength

Genre: Truth Adjustment Thriller
Publisher: Surprise Attack
Platforms: PC (Windows, Linux), Mac
State: In Development
Website: http://www.orwell-ignorance.com

Step into the shoes of a government official in a top-secret department of the Orwell surveillance program. A political crisis has arisen across borders, threatening to plunge neighbouring Parges into violent civil unrest and embarrass the ruling Party of the Nation. Given the power to both uncover and fabricate “the truth”, you must decide for yourself how far you will go in the service of your country and whether the truth is sacred or ignorance is strength.

Orwell: Ignorance is Strength is the second season of the award winning surveillance thriller – Orwell. It will release as a weekly episodic series and will introduce new mechanics and features to the series, providing players with greater agency to direct their investigation and even the power to use information they gather to influence public opinion. The story takes place in parallel to the events of the first season and reveals a darker, more secret side to the Orwell program.

 

Orwell (Keeping an Eye On You)

Genre: Privacy Invasion Thriller
Publisher: Surprise Attack
Platforms: PC (Windows, Linux), Mac
State: Released
Website: http://www.orwellgame.com

Big Brother has arrived – and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences…

Orwell is a new governmental security program that has the power to survey the online presence of every person in The Nation. It can monitor all personal communications and access any computer. To preserve the privacy of citizens, human researchers examine the data Orwell finds and decide which pieces of information should be passed on to the security forces, and which should be rejected.

Selected from thousands of candidates, you are Orwell’s first human researcher. And when a terror attack rocks the Nation’s capital city of Bonton, Orwell, and you, are immediately put to the test. Starting with a single person of interest, you’ll help the security forces build out and profile a network of potential culprits.

But are these people really terrorists? What does the information you reveal to Orwell say about them? What if you find out things about them that not even their loved ones know? What is the real price of maintaining the security that the Nation is yearning for?