Independent development studio Camouflaj announced today that the first installment in its dystopian action-adventure game Republique is now available on the App Store. Created by industry veterans behind such AAA games as F.E.A.R., Halo 4, and Metal Gear Solid 4, and designed specifically for iOS, Republique brings console-quality gameplay and graphical fidelity to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Here's more info on this new iPad game:
In Republique, players assist Hope, a desperate young woman struggling to escape from a secret, Orwellian state. Communicating using a stolen phone, Hope contacts the player and asks them to hack into the nation's surveillance system, assume control, and guide her out of the clutches of the omnipresent Overseer.
Literary works such as 1984 and Brave New World, and current geopolitical events including global surveillance and Internet censorship serve as key sources of inspiration for both the narrative and the stealth-survival gameplay. Players expand their control over surveillance cameras and other network-enabled devices, growing into an active threat to the Overseer and his grip over his shadowy nation.
Republique introduces Rena Strober as the voice of Hope, backed by an all-star voice talent team. Jennifer Hale (Commander Shepard, Mass Effect series) plays Hope's mentor, Mireille Prideaux, while David Hayter (Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid series) gives voice to Zager, revolutionary and ghost in the political machine. Also featured are veteran voice actors Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil 6), Khary Payton (Batman: Arkham Origins), and Dwight Schultz (killer7).
Developed using the Unity games development platform, Republique also showcases Faceware Technologies' cutting-edge facial motion capture hardware and software used to create the believable character animations.
Available in French, German, Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese, the first episode of Republique is available for $4.99 exclusively on the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.