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.
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Very Positive (3,796) - 92% of the 3,796 user reviews for this game are positive.
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3 October

It’s time to recruit new investigators! Orwell is FREE for 24 hours

(Prospective) Investigators,

If you or your friends haven’t played Orwell: Keeping and Eye on You, you can get it free on Steam for the next 24 hours! To add the game to your library, click on the Orwell steam page.
For this week only, Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, season 2 of the series, is available at 40% off.



As always, we want to hear your feedback. Please share your thoughts or questions in the steam community forum where we, the dev team, will be there to answer your questions.

Team Osmotic
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25 July

Surprise Attack Games is now Fellow Traveller



Today our publisher, Surprise Attack Games, is relaunching as Fellow Traveller.

To celebrate, Orwell: Keeping An Eye On You, is on sale along with the rest of their catalogue. Check out their publisher sale page for all the details - https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/fellowtraveller.

Here’s some more from the team at Fellow Traveller on what the change is all about:

For the past seven years, our journey as a small indie publisher from the shores of Australia has been quite momentous. Today marks the biggest stop on that journey so far. A new name. A new vision. A chance for us to stand up and declare our love for games with something important, something special, something weird to say.

Welcome to Fellow Traveller.

From the dystopian worlds of Hacknet and Orwell, to our upcoming releases including Neo Cab, Genesis Noir and In Other Waters, Fellow Traveller is here to support developers that take a unique approach to narrative in games.

If this sounds like your kind of jam, you can follow us on our Steam publisher page, join us in The Traveller's Tavern on Discord or sign up to our newsletter
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Reviews

“Grabs the problem of how we balance our own liberty and our safety and turns it into a thrilling adventure.”
9/10 – Polygon

“A harrowing look into a reality where Big Brother is always watching”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“In an age where so much personal information is willingly released by so many, Orwell brilliantly explores the implications of this data being misinterpreted.”
8/10 – GameSpot

Season 2, Orwell Ignorance is Strength is out now!

Check out the store page for more information...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/633060/Orwell_Ignorance_is_Strength/

About This Game

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.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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

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