It's time for another free game giveaway, this time through Steam, and it’s sort of a returning promotion. The game on offer is Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You, the same title that was free on the Humble Store in August, giving those who missed out on it a great opportunity to grab it again.
Developed by Osmotic Studios and released in 2016, the game is sort of an investigation simulation game where the player takes the role of a government worker in an authoritarian state. Players get the ability to snoop around private citizen data, from personal phone logs and emails to medical files, all to prevent terror attacks.
Here are some more details about the game taken on its store page:
- 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 Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You would cost $9.99 on Steam, but until 10am PDT on October 4, anyone can claim a copy to their Steam library to keep forever. And unlike before, there isn't any redeem periods to worry about. The 2018 sequel to the title, Orwell: Ignorance is Strength is also discounted by 40% for those who may be interested in continuing the meddling.