Project Description

Coming to

Season two of the award-winning surveillance thriller, Orwell, turns its gaze to explore power and democracy in a post-truth world.

Price

$TBC

Release Date

Coming Soon

Platforms

PC, Mac, Linux

Community

TBC

Twitter

@Orwell_Game

Website

www.orwell-ignorance.com

Developer

Osmotic Studios

Inspired by the fundamental change happening in the way we consume information today–the rise of fake news, the social media echo chamber and the death of “truth”–Orwell: Ignorance is Strength places the player in the shoes of a government official in a top-secret department of the Orwell program. A political crisis has arisen across borders, threatening to plunge The Nation and Parges into violent civil unrest.


Given the power to both uncover and fabricate “the truth”, the player must decide for themselves how far they will go in the service of their country and whether the truth is sacred or ignorance is strength.

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RECOGNITION AND AWARDS – ORWELL SEASON 1
  • Nominee – “Most Innovative Newcomer” Award – Creative Gaming Awards, 2015
  • Nominee – “Games for Impact” Award – The Game Awards, 2016
  • Nominee – “Best Indie Game” Award – NY Game Awards, 2017
  • Honourable Mention – “Seamus McNally Grand Prize” – Independent Games Festival 2017
  • Finalist – “Excellence in Narrative” Award – Independent Games Festival 2017
  • Nominee – “Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation” Award – SXSW Gaming Awards 2017
  • WINNER – “Best Serious Game” Award – German Gaming Awards 2017
  • WINNER – “A MAZE.” Long Feature Award – A MAZE.Awards 2017
  • WINNER – “Best Education Game” Award – BIG Festival 2017
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Osmotic Studios is a trio of German indie game developers committed to making games with narrative and personal resonance that challenge players to reflect on the world around them.

 

Forming a studio in 2015, Michael Kluge (Programming), Melanie Taylor (Art & Business) and Daniel Marx (Game Design & Production) spent two years making their first full game, Orwell, which explores contemporary themes of security, privacy, and our interpretation of online information.

 

Released in October 2016 as a five-part weekly episodic series, the critically lauded Orwell has been nominated for numerous ‘serious game’ and narrative design awards and is the winner of the A.MAZE 2017 Best Long Feature Award and Best Serious Game at the 2017 German Computer Games Awards.

 

Osmotic Studios is currently working on Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, the second season of Orwell with a new narrative that takes place in parallel to the events of the first season.

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CREDITS

Osmotic Studios

Michael KlugeProgrammer
Melanie TaylorArt and Business
Daniel MarxGame Designer and Producer

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Chris WrightManaging Director
Travis PlaneDirector
Aaron BertinettiChairman
Stephen HellerProduction Manager
Fiona MurrayFinance Manager
Drew TaylorCommunications Manager
Marla FitzsimmonsMarketing Manager
Justine CollaCommunity Manager

Orwell: Keeping An Eye on You

To find out more about the original Orwell game, Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You, click here.