Orwell is available for free on the Humble Store

You must protect the state, but surveillance is your only tool

Orwell is available for free on the Humble Store

Orwell is available for free on the Humble Store

Orwell released in 2016 to mostly positive reviews on the Steam platform, offering gamers the opportunity to control the apparatus of a 1984-esque surveillance state where players must analyse the digital footprints of the masses to protect the nation from the threat of terrorist attacks.

Right now, Orwell is available for free on the Humble Store, requiring only a free Humble account to access. Humble will distribute this free game in the form of a free Steam code, with Orwell being playable on Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems. This offer will be available until 6 PM BST on August 18th, after which the game will return to its normal price of £6.99. 

The question posed by this game is how far will you go for the sake of security, how much information do you share, what do you keep hidden and how much value should be placed on privacy in the face of terror. A sequel to this game, Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, is also available on the Humble store for £7.20.  


    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?

Below is the PC system requirements for Orwell's Windows version, which are low enough to be compatible with almost any notebook. You won't need to wait for Turing to play Orwell.    


OS: Windows XP SP2+
Processor: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GPU: DirectX 9 compatible
Storage: 3 GB available space

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16-08-2018, 20:58:13

This reminds me a lot of "Watch Dogs", even though I haven't played the games. Just from the pictures of "Watch Dogs" and this picture above.Quote

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