Keep an eye on our first project: Orwell
June 1, 2015
After a long phase of working in silence, some playtesting in the weeks past and with our first exhibition looming at the horizon we finally feel both comfortable and confident to proudly announce our debut project: “Orwell”
A series of suspected terrorist strikes shake the most lively places in the city of Bonton, capital of the Nation. The reasons remain unknown. The only existing clues raise more questions than they answer.
As a new investigator in the governmental security program “Orwell” you are assigned the investigation of an activist group. Orwell itself is a software, a toolset that allows you to research online documents, observe messages and chats, wire-tap telephone calls and intrude into personal devices. It is your job as a trustworthy citizen to gather relevant pieces of data about the target individuals and fill their personal profiles to ultimately uncover the perpetrators of the assaults.
But are these people really terrorists? Are they really guilty? What if you find out things about them that not even their loved ones know? What is the real price for maintaining the security the Nation is yearning for? Digging through the most private documents confronts you with many inconvenient questions. And there is only one thing for sure: Nobody is innocent.
Orwell is an interactive thriller about digital surveillance in which the player takes on the role of the watcher. The game will first be shown (and be playable!) at the Magnology Hamburg and is scheduled to be released in 2016.
Over the months to come we will release more information on the mechanics, characters, the story and our work. You can stay tuned by liking Orwell on Facebook or following Osmotic Studios on Twitter.