Right as when Steam's giveaway comes to a close, the Humble Store is back once more with a freebie of its own. The 2016 title Orwell by the indie developer Osmotic Studios is what's on offer this time.
The spying simulation game is set in an authoritarian state where special government workers can access private data of citizens, ranging from phone calls to medical files. The player takes the role of a new investigator that has to sort through persons of interest and send relevant cases up the food chain.
Here are the key features of the title listed by the developer:
Investigate the digital lives of citizens.
Search web pages, scour through social media posts, dating site profiles, news articles and blogs to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks.
Invade the private lives of suspects.
Listen in on chat communications, read personal emails, hack PCs, pull medical files, make connections. Find the information you need to know.
Determine the relevance of information.
Only the information you provide will be seen by the security forces and acted upon. You decide what gets seen and what does not, influencing how the suspects will be perceived.
Secure the freedom of the Nation.
Find the terrorists so the citizens of the Nation can sleep safe, knowing Orwell is watching over them.
Normally costing $9.99, Orwell can now be claimed for free via its Humble Store page, with the promotion set to run until August 18 or until supplies last. Once claimed, remember to redeem the given key on Steam before September 1, which is when it will expire.
Moreover, for anyone who gets hooked, note that there is also a sequel titled Orwell: Ignorance is Strength available that released earlier this year.