Step into the shoes of a government official in a top-secret department of the Orwell surveillance program. Given the power to both uncover and fabricate "the truth", how far will you go in the service of your country? Season 2 of Orwell, the award-winning surveillance thriller.
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Release Date:
Feb 22, 2018

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March 22


Hey Orwell fans,

This is it. The final, dramatic conclusion to season two has arrived with the release of Episode Three: Synthesis. If you own the game, be sure to download the Steam update to unlock the episode in your game.

Episode Three: Synthesis turns up the heat and unlocks the Influencer tool. Not only will you be given the power to uncover facts, now you will influence the way they are presented.

As a reminder, all of the content for Orwell: Ignorance is Strength and the official soundtrack has now been released. Purchasing or downloading the game or the soundtrack from today will include all the available content.

We do hope you enjoy episode three, and the conclusion of season two. We’d love to know what you think of it all. Be sure to post your thoughts in the Community Hub on Steam or tweet us @orwell_game.

One last, enormous thanks to you, our fans. Thank you all so much for playing, for getting into the episodic spirit, and for being so incredibly supportive!

Protect The Nation!

- Team Osmotic
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March 9

Update to Version 1.0.6642

Hey agents,

we've just updated the game to Version 1.0.6642. This patch mostly addresses crashes and a locked "Upload complete" overlay that some of you have been experiencing. You can find the full patch notes below.

Patch notes Version 1.0.6642

Content changes
  • SPOILER DAY 1: fixed debriefing in which Oleg was considered to being involved in the school bombing and not involved at the same time
  • SPOILER DAY 1: fixed an inconsistency in which Oleg's daughter's name didn't have to be uploaded before her presence on the day of the bombing could be evaluated

Technical fixes and improvements
  • fixed a bug where sometimes an uploading overlay would stay active after comments were blocked; this could previously block progress after the end of episode 1
  • atmo music is now loaded on demand and streamed in order to reduce loading times and memory footprint; this should help avoid most crashes due to high memory usage

Thanks for your patience and sorry for any troubles you may have experienced!

Team Osmotic
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The Orwell series takes the unusual format of releasing as a season of episodes with short intervals between them. Inspired by serialised drama, the goal is to increase the suspense as players wait for the next episode and connect with each other to share theories and thoughts on what might happen next.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Purchasing the game gets you the whole season, with each episode unlocking as they become available. You do NOT need to buy episodes separately.


Episode One: Thesis - OUT NOW
Episode Two: Antithesis – 8am PST/5pm CET, Thursday March 8
Episode Three: Synthesis – 8am PST/5pm CET, Thursday March 22

We released Season One, Orwell Keeping an Eye on You episodically and we found the episodic nature helped foster a great community and created a unique experience. This is part of the reason why we made the decision to release Orwell: Ignorance is Strength episodically.
However, we do realise that a bulk of Orwell fans played the original season in one sitting, consuming it much more like a Netflix series. From your feedback, we understand that for many of you it is the preferred way to play.
We encourage those whose interest is piqued by the unique experience of the episodic release to purchase the game in the launch window and play the episodes as they release. For those who would prefer to be able to play the game in one sitting, we encourage you to purchase the game on 22nd March once all 3 episodes have been released.

About This Game

Inspired by the rise of fake news, social media echo chambers, and the displacement of truth, Orwell: Ignorance is Strength is the second--darker--season of the award-winning surveillance thriller, Orwell. With the power to both uncover and play with "the truth", you must decide for yourself how far you will go in the service of your country and whether the truth is sacred or ignorance is strength.

Inducted into “The Office”--a top-secret department of the government’s Orwell security program--you’ll take on the role of an investigative agent during a time when civil unrest threatens to become a major political crisis between the Nation and neighboring country Parges.

Reporting directly to Orwell adviser, Ampleford, you‘re tasked with uncovering the truth behind the escalating political tension, and delving deep into the lives of Raban Vhart, editor of The People’s Voice and self-proclaimed guardian of truth, his wife, Karen, and his brother, Illya, to uncover their potential involvement.

To assist you in your task, you will be given new tools and mechanics that provide opportunities to control and impact the narrative. A new “time of day” system puts you in time-sensitive situations, making who you chose to investigate and when, more important than ever. You can also research more widely and dig deeper into citizen’s lives, gathering additional information to influence the way events are reported and perceived by the public.


Investigate the agitators - Enter the world of Orwell and join a top-secret department of agents known as “The Office” during a time of civil unrest and political tension. Profile persons of interest by exploring web pages, social media and private communications. Make connections. Find the information you need to know.

Uncover the truth - Separate the stories from the facts, the propagated myths and fake news from what’s really happening. Identify the hidden agendas of all those involved and expose them.

Manipulate the information - Use Orwell’s upgraded toolset and the information you have uncovered to create your own version of the truth. Then use that to gain influence and control over the situation.

End the threat - Expose the truth. Destroy the lives and influence of those who seek to bring harm to the government and diplomatic relations with neighboring countries. Put an end to the civil unrest threatening to destroy the Nation.

Releasing over three episodes - The game will release on PC, Mac and Linux across three bi-weekly episodes, with episode one available February 22. Be part of the investigation as it unfolds.

Praise for Orwell:

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

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

"A harrowing look into a reality where Big Brother is always watching" - Rock Paper Shotgun

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10.5 or above
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU: OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or above
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU: OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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