REPUBLIQUE INVADES APP STORE
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.
'We've spent the past two years crafting stealth action that doesn't require 17 buttons, or even a controller,' said Ryan Payton, designer at Camouflaj. 'Using our smart AI and logic-based input systems, Republique's 'one touch' input method is something we're incredibly proud of, and we can't wait to share it with the world.'
Republique secured a substantial portion of its funding via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, concluding a successful campaign in May of 2012. Kickstarter backers will receive a free season pass ($18.99 value) for all five episodes of Republique, with new episodes released every two to three months.
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 or at www.AppStore.com/Republique. Republique is also scheduled for release on PC and Mac in 2014. For more information, visit www.camouflaj.com.