The first episode is now free. Episode two has just been released, so it might be an attempt to whet our whistle with the first episode so we'll buy the second.
Either way, it has received pretty good reviews, and free is free.
République is a stealth survival horror video game, developed by Camouflaj LLC and Logan Games. The game was originally announced for iOS devices but has since expanded to OS X and Windows. A Kickstartercrowdfunding campaign was completed successfully on May 11, 2012, raising over $500,000. The first episode, Exordium, was released on iOS on December 19, 2013, with a release for OS X and Windows scheduled for 2014. The second episode, Metamorphosis, was released on iOS on April 30, 2014.