Orwell Returns With Season Two Titled Ignorance Is Strength

Orwell is a surveillance thriller / interactive story from Osmotic Studios where you take the role of an investigator and try to collect relevant information through social media, articles and by hacking computers, in order to find out more about persons of interest that might be a threat to The Nation. We here in Hyper Light Up reviewed the first season and actually loved it, giving it a 9/10. So you can imagine how happy we were that the second season, titled Orwell : Ignorance Is Strength is coming soon.

Here’s the description for the second season :

Inspired by 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.

Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You, was released as a weekly episodic series in October and November 2016 and is a surveillance thriller set in a fictional country called The Nation. Playing as themselves, the player was tasked with using the Orwell surveillance program to dig into the private and public communications of suspects in a series of terrorist attacks. The core question asked by the game was – “What would you do if you were Big Brother?”

Orwell: Ignorance is Strength will be releasing soon as a weekly episodic series and will be available at release on PC, Mac and Linux. We really can’t wait for this one and if you haven’t already, go play the first season of Orwell on Steam.

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