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Unrest is a role playing adventure game set in a fantasy interpretation of ancient India that adapts to death, failure, and the choices you make. Play as ordinary people in a struggle for safety, freedom, and a chance at peace. Use conversation, manipulation (and rarely, violence) to achieve your goals.
Release Date: Jul 23, 2014
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Reviews

“Ethical dilemmas reminiscent of Papers, Please.”
Edge

“Its heavy focus on the story does wonders thanks to some great writing, and almost every character you meet or play will have understandable backstories, motivations and traits.”
IGN

“Unrest is excellent [...] It’s not often that a game I’m reviewing hooks me so hard that I play it through twice.”
Indie Games

Special Edition

  • The Unrest OST, a 12-track instrumental album inspired by Indian classical music. (Preview)
  • A novella set in Bhimra, written by Rutskarn of Chocolate Hammer. (Preview)
  • High-res digital posters, including a concept map of Bhimra
  • Behind the scenes developer footage
  • Concept art & Design documents

About the Game

Set in a fantasy interpretation of ancient India, Unrest is an adventure RPG focused on story and choices. Play as five ordinary people who are struggling to get by in the in the famine-stricken city-state of Bhimra.

Brave poverty, disease, treason, political and social upheaval. Face unique burdens and gripping dilemmas as you struggle to survive in each chapter...but choices made to help one character may well make life harder for another.

In Unrest, there are no heroes of legend, there is no mystical quest, and fate has not chosen you.
You're on your own.

Key Features


  • Diverse Characters: Play as a peasant girl faced with an arranged marriage, a priest troubled by his radical temple, a slum dweller with a dangerous past, an ambassador from a militant nation, and a mercenary captain far out of his depth - all as part of the same narrative.

  • Reactive Storyline: Hard decisions made in one chapter have consequences in the next. A choice made as one character may well determine the fate of another.

  • No Right Answers: There are no fail states in Unrest - if a character dies or fails in their objectives, that becomes part of the narrative. You can play in Iron Man mode to ensure there are no second chances, or save/load if you wish (not that we recommend it).

  • Complex Conversations: Unrest's dialogues are organic, branching exchanges designed to offer an unparalleled level of control and involvement to the player. You'll always know exactly what you're saying and how you're saying it, and you'll be able to see how much the person likes, fears, or respects you as a result.

  • Violence is Rarely the Answer: Combat in Unrest is rare and always avoidable. When faced with the possibility of death, it's up to you to decide how much you're willing to risk.

  • Lush Art & Music: Unrest's hand-drawn sprites and environments call to mind a living canvas, while the classical Indian soundtrack perfectly echoes the narrative's emotional core.

  • Mod Support: Create and share your own worlds and adventures.

Notable Mentions

The big draw, for me, is the chance to experience new stories about characters who would be nameless extras in so many big budget troll-stompers - Rock Paper Shotgun

One of Time Magazine‘s games to watch for summer 2014

Certain laptop Intel graphics cards on Windows have issues with running Unrest.
If you have a laptop with Intel graphics, please try the demo first.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory (Intel laptop graphics cards not supported)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Monitor resolution of 1280x720 or greater recommended

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Monitor resolution of 1280x720 or greater recommended

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Only 64-bit Linux OSes are supported at the moment
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory (Intel laptop graphics cards not supported)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Monitor resolution of 1280x720 or greater recommended
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
578 products in account
11 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
Unrest is a story-driven, text-heavy adventure set in a fantasy version of India. You play as a group of different individuals, each with their own stories and problems in the world, and the choices you make greatly affect how each tale plays out. As you walk around and interact with the people around you, you'll learn information and make decision, which will ultimately lead each of your protagonists down good or bad paths.

If you're not the sort of person who likes text-heavy games, Unrest probably isn't going to win you over. If you do like your story games, though, this is well worth a punt. Note that the game does suffer from some technical issues, with stuttering and crashing, but not enough to take away from experience. You can watch my playthrough here: http://youtu.be/UVJUl4_jTxs
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
413 products in account
34 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
So I wasn't sure what to expect when playing through this game, I went in completely blind, but I was pleasantly surprised. The game is heavily text-based, so be wary of that before purchasing, it's not your typical modern RPG.

The closest thing I can compare it to is Heavy Rain. And that's a good thing. You have a lot of freedom within the choices you make and all of those choices can have heavy consequences. You play as multiple characters, and you can see the effects your choices from one character has on another, albeit never directly interacting.

The main game took a good 2 or so hours to complete, however with the amount of branching dialogue choices and I imagine endings too, that's pretty impressive. There's a lot of replayability here, especially with the mod support.

Closing words would just be to try the demo, it's there for a reason. If you like what you see, then the game will deliver!
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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