Time for Big Brother to watch over you again in the sequel to Orwell: Keeping An Eye called Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength.
This game starts by having you take an aptitude test, which I failed. But when I selected that I re-try the test the program director Ampleford said I might be just what she’s looking for if I’m willing to bend the truth.
All of the original tools are back; the Reader, the Listener and the Insider. But there appears to be a new tool called the Influencer. This new tool allows you to gather data chunks to construct new “facts” to spread through the e-world and influence people into believeinga narrative. Basically, fake news.
The story in this second Orwell game is just as good as the first one was, and is similar in setting. You’re a part of a secret government organization called The Office; your goal is to uncover your target’s online information to uncover the truth. Using the 3 tools provided (and The Influencer at the end) to track individuals down and turn their uprising into a flub. I won’t say much about the story since it doesn’t take too long to play, maybe 4-8 hours-ish, but definitely a game to check out if you like narrative based point and click/simulation type games.
My only complaint for the game is that during day 2 myself, and a lot of other players got stuck when there was no indication of a new article, and you don’t get to use The Influencer for very long before the game wraps up. Overall, I enjoyed this game and encourage you to check it out as well.