Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You

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?

Key Features

Investigate the digital lives of citizens.

Search web pages, scour through social media posts, dating site profiles, news articles and blogs to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks.

Invade the private lives of suspects.

Listen in on chat communications, read personal emails, hack PCs, pull medical files, make connections. Find the information you need to know.

Determine the relevance of information.

Only the information you provide will be seen by the security forces and acted upon. You decide what gets seen and what does not, influencing how the suspects will be perceived.

Secure the freedom of the Nation.

Find the terrorists so the citizens of the Nation can sleep safe, knowing Orwell is watching over them.

MATURE CONTENT WARNING

Please note, Orwell includes mature language at multiple points throughout the game as well as mature themes and is not suitable for younger players.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP2+
Processor: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GPU: DirectX 9 compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 3 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Tested on Mac OS X 10.10.5
Processor: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GPU: OpenGL 3.2+
Storage: 3 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Processor: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GPU: OpenGL 3.2+
Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Unique, fun and entertaining, Orwell is a little masterpiece and a great thriller which deals with a much-debated topic of these years: where the privacy of individuals ends and the safety of the community begins?

  • Games.cz

    Orwell is both minimalistic and generous piece. Try out the role of an official in a state that degenerated into ‘spy-o-cracy‘. You'll see how easy it is to control a society dependent on the Internet. The idea and gameplay are perfect.

  • Orwell is a thought-provoking game about privacy, politics, and ethical dilemmas such as sacrificing a few in favor of the whole. With immersive visuals and a multi-layered story, it will instantly pull you in. This game offers high replayability and starts much-needed conversations in this age of technology.

  • Orwell is an amazing surprise. Clever, well-designed and thought-provoking, it's a game you don't want to miss if you've enjoyed others like Her Story.

  • A lot of effort went into creating the content for the game and it is really impressive. I wish there was more room to make more of your own deductions, but that isn’t the nature of Orwell. After playing the first three episodes, I am hooked and cannot wait to play the next two. It’s simple but fun with unexpected twists along the way.

  • If you are willing to read a lot, Orwell can send shivers down your spine when working as a profiler.

  • Orwell is a thriller investigation game, but also an interactive way to face the consequences of a dystopian society.

  • Orwell is a hard experience to pull back from, even as the dirtiness of your job sinks in. It uses simple mechanics to tell a complex and engaging story, one that feels particularly relevant right now. This is a game where your choices matter and resonate, and which will leave you with plenty to think about once it’s over.

  • A novel perspective on totalitarian surveillance. Orwell may not make you think, but it should keep you entertained.

  • Games should always be engaging – at least for a few moments – but I did not find myself interested in what Orwell had to say about terrorism or totalitarianism. For the bold face it puts it on, Orwell is simply content to repeat what novels and films have more eloquently said about the terrifying intersection of our lives and technology. That’s a shame, because games could tackle those heavy subjects in a thought-provoking manner. Unfortunately, Orwell doesn’t.

Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
$9.99 $5.00
Title: Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
Genre: Adventure, Indie, Simulation
Released: 27 October 2016
Developer: Osmotic Studios
Publisher: Fellow Traveller
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
UI Audio Subs
English
metacritic
metacritic
score
loading