A quiet game about life and loss — announcing The Stillness of the Wind

April 11, 2018

In partnership with developer Memory of God, Surprise Attack Games today officially announced The Stillness of the Wind, a quiet game of life and loss coming to PC and Mac via Steam and itch.io in 2018. The

FRAMED Collection coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring

March 7, 2018

In partnership with Developer Loveshack Entertainment, today we are thrilled to announce that FRAMED Collection--a compilation of the multi-award winning noir puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2--will launch on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018. FRAMED

Alter the truth in Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, launching Feb 22

February 15, 2018

Today, developer Osmotic Studios and Surprise Attack Games announced 22 February as the start date of season two of the award-winning surveillance thriller Orwell, available for PC, Mac and Linux. The first episode of Orwell:

Going Episodic

December 18, 2017

The decision to turn Orwell into a TV-style episodic serial was a bold, risky move. It had the potential to get people talking and elevate the game experience to greater heights, or create the indie

Orwell was released… and the world changed

November 12, 2017

In the first of a series of blog posts on Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, Osmotic Studios takes a look at how things have changed since the release of Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You, and

We’re having a child! (Let’s hope we can keep it alive…)

October 16, 2017

In partnership with Jammed Up Studios, it was announced today that frantic ‘parenting simulator’ Think of the Children will release for PC on October 19, 2017. Little Bobby’s dead, the BBQ’s on fire, Jen’s eating poisonous berries

Sign up now for the Think of the Children Public Beta

September 12, 2017

Ready! Set! Parent! Today, a public beta for the chaotic, co-op “parenting simulator” Think of the Children has been announced. The public beta will officially begin at 8:00 am PDT 18 September, 2017 and will end on

Making the Orwell: Ignorance is Strength Announce Trailer

August 29, 2017

Hello, my name is Derek Lieu, and I edited the Announce Trailer for Orwell: Ignorance is Strength! Before I got the gig, the concept for the teaser trailer was already roughed out; it was my

Surprise Attack Games takes on Gamescom 2017

August 22, 2017

The annual Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany has been steadily growing in status and stature, and is now considered one of the premier events on the gaming convention calendar. Over previous years, Surprise Attack Games

Announcing Season Two of Orwell — Orwell: Ignorance is Strength

August 8, 2017

Developer, Osmotic Studios, and indie label, Surprise Attack Games, today announced Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, the second season of the award-winning surveillance thriller, Orwell. Coming soon for PC, Mac and Linux, the game turns its

Our Three Observations About E3 2017

June 26, 2017

The E3 Expo in Los Angeles is a banner event on the world gaming calendar. Love it or hate it, there are few times during the year where gamers and industry heavyweights alike turn such

Hacknet Competition #HackerJAM Ends with a Haul of Community-Made Mod Content

June 16, 2017

Hacknet truly is the game that keeps on hacking. Three weeks ago, Team Fractal Alligator released Hacknet Extensions: mod tools and Steam Workshop support that allows players to develop their own meta campaigns, art, music

GX Australia: The expo that championed inclusive geek culture and kickstarted a revolution

May 15, 2017

GX Australia describes itself as ‘a weekend-long celebration of everything gaming and geek related’, and it is definitely that. But it has also been so much more: a secret garden of nerd culture where queerness

Fiona Murray wins Unsung Hero award at the 2017 MCV Pacific WIG Awards

May 2, 2017

From the outside, companies such as Surprise Attack Games are seemingly made up of ideas. But from the inside, they are made of people--staff who shape the legacy, vision and heart of a company, who

Osmotic Studios wins two game awards for Orwell in the same week

April 30, 2017

After receiving six award nominations for Orwell since it's launch in October last year, this week saw Osmotic Studios win not just one, but two, prestigious game awards within days of each other. The week

Return to the Rabbit Hole: Hacknet Labyrinths Releases 31 March

March 22, 2017

Developer Team Fractal Alligator and indie label Surprise Attack Games today announced an official release date of 31 March 2017 for Hacknet Labyrinths, a major expansion for the critically acclaimed and commercially successful terminal-based hacking

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