Orwell, the technology-based privacy invasion thriller from Osmotic Studios and Surprise Attack Games, has been nominated for the ‘Games for Impact Award’ at The Game Awards 2016.
This much-respected category is “for a thought provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message”, and Orwell certainly fits the bill. It is in rather esteemed company too, with the other nominees being 1979 Revolution, Block’hood, Sea Hero Quest and That Dragon, Cancer.
If you wish to cheer on Orwell, the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday December 1 at The Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California and will be streaming online.
New to Orwell? The five-part thriller sees you playing Big Brother, investigating the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks by utilising a new security program that combines cutting edge information retrieval with human-directed suspect profiling. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, stakes are high and lives hang in the balance.