Not fake news: another Orwell season coming soon
It's hard to know what news to trust these days – except here, of course. (That much is given.) This uncertainty in an "alternative fact" world is at the heart of a new episodic Orwell adventure by Osmotic Studios, as teased in the first trailer for the upcoming Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength.
When a political cross-border crisis occurs, players are thrust back into the service of "The Nation" as a "government official in a top-secret department of the Orwell program." You will once again have the power to dictate the transfer of information, as "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."
While no specific gameplay details have yet been revealed for this follow-up to last year's privacy invasion thriller, the reveal teaser highlights the game's inspiration, namely 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'."
We don't know yet how far off Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength is from release, but the game is being developed for Windows, Mac and Linux and is "coming soon." To monitor its progress in the meantime, visit the official website for additional details.