Republique | Hands-on
The future is a terrifying place.
At least, that's the assessment I've made based on every science fiction novel and Hollywood movie ever written. Whether it's murderous robots, overpopulation and drizzle, or a full-blown nuclear holocaust, it seems that those Orange adverts were fibbing about what lies ahead for the human species. The future isn't bright - it's darker than a black hole's broom closet.
Republique's vision of the future comes from the Orwellian school of paranoia, constant surveillance, and Big Brother. The game is a stealth-based strategy adventure which sees you liberating a young woman called Hope from the clutches of a totalitarian regime plucked straight from the pages of 1984.
In order to free Hope, you must take control of CCTV cameras, doors, and other electronic devices. Earlier today I attempted just that, and recorded the results for the Almighty Overseerers to analyse, judge, and eventually use against me in a court of law.
Here is that video.
You can download the first episode of Republique right now for £2.99 / $4.99.