Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You

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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?

Quotes

“Grabs the problem of how we balance our own liberty and our safety and turns it into a thrilling adventure.”
9/10 – Polygon

“A harrowing look into a reality where Big Brother is always watching”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“In an age where so much personal information is willingly released by so many, Orwell brilliantly explores the implications of this data being misinterpreted.”
8/10 – GameSpot

Awards & Recognition

WINNER
Best Serious Game

German Computer Game Awards 2017

WINNER
Long Feature Award

A MAZE. Awards 2017

NOMINEE
Games for Impact

The Game Awards 2016

NOMINEE
Cultural Innovation Award

SXSW Gaming Awards 2017

FINALIST
Excellence in Narrative

Independent Games Festival 2017

HONORABLE MENTION
Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Independent Games Festival 2017

NOMINEE
Best German Game

German Developer Awards 2017

NOMINEE
Best Indie Game
German Developer Awards 2017

NOMINEE
Best Game Design

German Developer Awards 2017

WINNER
Best Story
German Developer Awards 2017

WINNER
Innovation Award
German Developer Awards 2017

WINNER
Best Storytelling

Making Games Awards 2017

WINNER
Best Social Impact Game

BIG Festival 2017

FINALIST
Innovation Award

BIG Festival 2017

NOMINEE
Best Indie Game
The New York Videogame Awards 2017

Creative Gaming Award 2015 Nominee - Most Innovative Newcomer Game

NOMINEE
Most Innovative Newcomer

Creative Gaming Awards 2015

NOMINEE
Innovation in Game
Ludicious 2018