A Post-Truth Immersive Simulation - The Game They Don't Want You To Play!
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Sep 13, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“While we can continue to develop indefinitely with virtually no resources at hand, for that is what we have done so far, we aim to leverage Early Access to gather evidence for the commercial viability of Total Rendition's high concept and the same of ambitious narrative-driven game development in general.

To build Total Rendition with the original plans we had in mind will require massive outside investment, which is intended to come from outside backers (i.e. outside of Steam). However, to convince these backers, we will need "social proof". As such, your interest will help us to attract investment into this project, which we can use to improve the game's visuals, add more content and build Total Rendition towards it intended end-result. This interest does not necessarily have to be expressed in terms of purchases: For instance, joining the open playtests or wishlisting also count.

In short, Early Access allows us to significantly improve the quality of the full version and develop towards the full version at a much faster pace, compared to what would be attainable to us otherwise.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The full version is done "when it's done". Therefore, no hard timetable is set for the estimated time until completion of development. You will notice by the progress made so far how development is faring and how close we currently are in having Total Rendition attain gold status.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Total Rendition is eventually to become a lengthy narrative-driven immersive sim for Windows, Mac and Linux systems alike, with hours of gameplay to rival big-budget titles, with a polish to match. Updates to Total Rendition may thus also include new missions on an episodic basis, as well as extra polish such as improved AI and audiovisual updates, localization, new areas to explore (as well as visual reworkings of existing ones), as well as new types of inventory items and weapons.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“While the current version should already give a reasonable impression of what the overall gameplay loop is intended to look like, you must NOT expect a ready, out-of-the-box experience from the current Early Access builds. Most of the current in-game art are placeholders, serving the purpose of showcasing the game's features, and will eventually be replaced. More development lies ahead - rather than behind - the current build. Moreover, the narrative constitutes a mere fraction of what we have planned, with the current build offering less than an hour of gameplay for most players.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access currently takes the form of a free open playtest, as general interest in Total Rendition is much more important than sales at this stage of development. This is given that the project has yet to be funded by outside financial backers. If you bought an Early Access copy earlier on, you will still be entitled to the upcoming full version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We love to hear from you regarding feature requests, bug reports and overall feedback allowing us to tweak the overall gameplay experience of Total Rendition for the better: As an early access player of Total Rendition, you are a stakeholder in its development.”
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About This Game

The Game They Don't Want You To Play!

In this narrative-driven first-person immersive simulation, you start out with your first day at Knoll NV, a large multinational firm operating in the shady world of "litigation support" (or to put it plainly, privatized spooks). Among their clients are the van Hoorn family, a prominent Dutch old money dynasty based in "Holland's Finest Beach" of Noordwijk aan Zee, in turn renowned, or perhaps notorious, for being frequently visited by prominent figures from across the world.

Yet, while the van Hoorns themselves are nowhere to be found, you do encounter state-sponsored terrorists masquerading as mere frat boys, dodgy business transactions, pervasive corruption and the rest. Of course, this is only the beginning, leaving you wondering whether you have been set up for a fool's errand. Get ready to set out on an odyssey to discover the truth, as you jump into a parallel world where you encounter the reality behind Europe's urban legends, political scandals and conspiracy theories. In order to survive in a brutal and decadent world, you must use your wits in either covert or violent ways.

Total Rendition is set in contemporary times and tells you a story of a world decades in the making as a result of buffoonery, stupidity and complacency. So, what will you do when that world is about to explode? Total Rendition may be the Game They Don't Want You To Play, yet it is perhaps by playing, that you may find out...

A Post-Truth Immersive Simulation

  • You are anonymous, an unknown protagonist whose identity can only be decided by you.
  • Uncover terrifyingly plausible political conspiracies at the most unexpected of places.
  • Shoot, strike, sneak, sabotage or s#!t-talk your way into achieving your goals.
  • Pierce through the thinly veiled facade of an ostensibly prosperous and hospitable community.
  • Hyper-immersive first-person gameplay featuring an in-game smartphone which comes with its own Role-Playing Game. (Yes, we're serious!)
  • Interact with nearly everything you find, or don't, as your capacity to carry items and weaponry may prove to be rather limited.
  • Decide on upgrades for your character's skillset to reach objectives your own way.
  • Ponder on difficult decisions to create a different experience with every playthrough.
  • A narrative inspired by the most notorious political scandals to have plagued Europe since the beginning of the 20th century.
  • BONUS: No microtransactions!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game is a work of fiction.

Any alleged similarities with real persons or events, alive or dead are unintentional. Neither Schizotypy Game Development Limited nor any persons affiliated with it shall accept any legal liabilities purporting the contrary under any circumstance.

Total Rendition contains references to conspiracy theories, themes common in contemporary geopolitical disinformation campaigns and terrorism to a degree that may be upsetting to some players. However, this game is not intended to accurately portray contemporary politics nor does it aim to directly endorse any particular political or ideological viewpoint. References to other adult themes such as sex may be present throughout.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (x64) or later
    • Processor: Any x64 CPU built after 2015
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 460 GTX or AMD or Intel equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Disk space requirement is currently approximately 2.5GB but will grow as the game develops, possibly into more than 10GB upon completion
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Any x64 CPU built after 2017
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 960 GTX or AMD equivalent
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Any Linux distro with a Linux 2.6 kernel
    • Processor: Any x64 CPU built after 2015
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 460 GTX or AMD or Intel equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Disk space requirement is currently approximately 2.5GB but will grow as the game develops, possibly into more than 10GB upon completion
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Steam OS
    • Processor: Any x64 CPU built after 2017
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 960 GTX or AMD equivalent

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