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Orwell: Ignorance is Strength is now out with full Linux support

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What is truth? Orwell: Ignorance is Strength [GOG, Steam], also known as the second season of Orwell is inspired by the rise of fake news, social media echo chambers and the displacement of truth.

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It's being released in stages, with the first episode now available. Buying it grants you access to all episodes, but the developers are hoping the use of quickly released episodes will add to the suspense. 

Episode two is due on March 8th, while the third is due March 22nd. 

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Features:

  • Investigate the agitators - Enter the world of Orwell and join a top-secret department of agents known as “The Office” during a time of civil unrest and political tension. Profile persons of interest by exploring web pages, social media and private communications. Make connections. Find the information you need to know.
  • Uncover the truth - Separate the stories from the facts, the propagated myths and fake news from what’s really happening. Identify the hidden agendas of all those involved and expose them. 
  • Manipulate the information - Use Orwell’s upgraded toolset and the information you have uncovered to create your own version of the truth. Then use that to gain influence and control over the situation.
  • End the threat - Expose the truth. Destroy the lives and influence of those who seek to bring harm to the government and diplomatic relations with neighboring countries. Put an end to the civil unrest threatening to destroy the Nation.

I've often wondered what it would be like for the people who are tasked with "protecting" the nation, so Orwell really is quite an interesting experience. While the main parts of the gameplay involves a fair bit of simple drag and drop work after reading documents, it's how it makes you think that's the key.

It's a game that will make you think about what your own government might be doing, make you worry and it's surprisingly engrossing for a game I personally wouldn't have usually picked up. That's what's interesting about reviewing games, I get to tell you that I enjoyed a game I would have completely overlooked and tell you to go grab it!

Find it now on GOG and Steam.

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4 comments

ronnoc 1 Mar, 2018
I picked up the first one iteration this week (the 1st Orwell game from 2016). Wondering how it's connected to chapter 2? If there a benefit to playing though the 1st one first? Asking because I haven't tried it yet, but bought it in anticipation for Ignorance of Strength (and because it was on sale).
razing32 1 Mar, 2018
Quoting: ronnocI picked up the first one iteration this week (the 1st Orwell game from 2016). Wondering how it's connected to chapter 2? If there a benefit to playing though the 1st one first? Asking because I haven't tried it yet, but bought it in anticipation for Ignorance of Strength (and because it was on sale).

I only played this first episode since the next one unlocks in some time (something i despise with every fiber of my being)
As far as i can tell you are doing a seperate Orwell style investigation in the same universe at roughly the same time.
The news will reference some events from the previous game like the poem.
lucifertdark 2 Mar, 2018
I'm gonna buy this as I bought & enjoyed the first season, I'd like to see a "mission" editor & workshop support for custom stories somewhere down the road.
razing32 2 Mar, 2018
Quoting: lucifertdarkI'm gonna buy this as I bought & enjoyed the first season, I'd like to see a "mission" editor & workshop support for custom stories somewhere down the road.

Good idea. :)
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