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Republique | Hands-on

By , on January 7, 2014
Last modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

[App Store link]


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TheAspieFox 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Hahaha! I love your commentary, James.

This hands-on (the game) looks interesting. I always have this weird thing with episodic games, where I have to wait until every episode is released before buying it (there have been games before that were episodic that never released very chapter). Can't wait to see the review!