Orwell Ignorance Is Strength 2018-09-20T15:35:22+10:00

Project Description

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Season two of the award-winning surveillance thriller, Orwell, turns its gaze to explore power and democracy in a post-truth world.

Inspired by the rise of fake news, social media echo chambers, and the displacement of truth, Orwell: Ignorance is Strength is the second–darker–season of the award-winning surveillance thriller, Orwell. With the power to both uncover and play with “the truth”, you must decide for yourself how far you will go in the service of your country and whether the truth is sacred or ignorance is strength.

Inducted into “The Office”–a top-secret department of the government’s Orwell security program–you’ll take on the role of an investigative agent during a time when civil unrest threatens a major political crisis between the Nation and neighboring country Parges.

Reporting directly to newly appointed Orwell advisor, Ampleford, you‘re tasked with uncovering the truth behind the escalating political tension, and delving deep into the lives of Raban Vhart, editor of The People’s Voice and self-proclaimed guardian of truth, his wife, Karen, and his brother, Illya, to uncover their potential involvement.


US$9.99 / €9.99 / £7.20

Release Date

Out now


PC, Mac, Linux


Steam Community




Osmotic Studios


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Investigate the agitators

Enter the world of Orwell and join a top-secret department of agents known as “The Office” during a time of civil unrest and political tension. Profile persons of interest by exploring web pages, social media and private communications. Make connections. Find the information you need to know.

Uncover the truth

Separate the stories from the facts, the propagated myths and fake news from what’s really happening. Identify the hidden agendas of all those involved and expose them.

Manipulate the information

Use Orwell’s upgraded toolset and the information you have uncovered to create your own version of the truth. Then use that to gain influence and control over the situation.

End the threat

Expose the truth. Destroy the lives and influence of those who seek to bring harm to the government and diplomatic relations with neighboring countries. Put an end to the civil unrest threatening to destroy the Nation.

Releasing over three episodes

The game will release on PC, Mac and Linux across three bi-weekly episodes, with episode one available February 22. Be part of the investigation as it unfolds.

In an age where so much personal information is willingly released by so many, Orwell brilliantly explores the implications of this data being misinterpreted.

James O'Connor, GameSpot

A harrowing look into a reality where Big Brother is always watching…

Brittany Vincent, Rock Paper Shotgun

Orwell offers some stark lessons in the way we all present ourselves online.

Colin Campbell, Polygon

Osmotic Studios is a trio of German indie game developers committed to making games with narrative and personal resonance that challenge players to reflect on the world around them.


Forming a studio in 2015, Michael Kluge (Programming), Melanie Taylor (Art & Business) and Daniel Marx (Game Design & Production) spent two years making their first full game, Orwell, which explores contemporary themes of security, privacy, and our interpretation of online information.


Released in October 2016 as a five-part weekly episodic series, the critically lauded Orwell has been nominated for numerous ‘serious game’ and narrative design awards and is the winner of the A.MAZE 2017 Best Long Feature Award and Best Serious Game at the 2017 German Computer Games Awards.

  • Nominee – “Most Innovative Newcomer” Award – Creative Gaming Awards, 2015
  • Nominee – “Games for Impact” Award – The Game Awards, 2016
  • Nominee – “Best Indie Game” Award – NY Game Awards, 2017
  • Honourable Mention – “Seamus McNally Grand Prize” – Independent Games Festival 2017
  • Finalist – “Excellence in Narrative” Award – Independent Games Festival 2017
  • Nominee – “Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation” Award – SXSW Gaming Awards 2017
  • WINNER – “Best Serious Game” Award – German Gaming Awards 2017
  • WINNER – “A MAZE.” Long Feature Award – A MAZE.Awards 2017
  • WINNER – “Best Education Game” Award – BIG Festival 2017

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