expired [Humble Bundle] FREE Orwell (was $9.99)


Big Brother has arrived - and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences…

Orwell is a new governmental security program that has the power to survey the online presence of every person in The Nation. It can monitor all personal communications and access any computer. To preserve the privacy of citizens, human researchers examine the data Orwell finds and decide which pieces of information should be passed on to the security forces, and which should be rejected.

Selected from thousands of candidates, you are Orwell’s first human researcher. And when a terror attack rocks the Nation’s capital city of Bonton, Orwell, and you, are immediately put to the test. Starting with a single person of interest, you'll help the security forces build out and profile a network of potential culprits.

But are these people really terrorists? What does the information you reveal to Orwell say about them? What if you find out things about them that not even their loved ones know? What is the real price of maintaining the security that the Nation is yearning for?

Key Features

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.

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    Love me some free Steam games. There seems to be less of these freebies recently.


    I might even play this one.


    The concept is very dystopian. Straight out of 1984.

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      Or the daily newspapers. :)

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      Yeah, it's not like the Australian government is constantly recording everything that every single person does online for two years while it repeatedly conducts wars war crimes by attacking nations that haven't agressed upon anyone.


        Nahhh, you're just one o dem conspiracy nutjobs…….and…and TERRISTS! :P

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        I wonder who is voting those people into government???!! Oh, wait, aren't Australian citizens doing that???? Now the question is who is to blame?
        Is it the people voted in who conduct criminal activities (politicians) or is it the people who enable them to do it in the first place by voting them in (voters)?

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          Welcome to my lifelong dilemma. Most of the people I talk to complain about the state of the government and the quality of (most) politicians yet when they have the chance to do something about it at an election they choose not to. No one has been able to explain this phenomenon to me outside of the programmed response that 'only LibLab' can run the country properly and any other party or candidate 'has something wrong with them' and would plunge the country into gasp 'anarchy. What garbage. I mean it wouldn't be too bad if we had a democracy where we could direct government to act (or not) in accord with the will of the people but we aren't. And no, simply picking which bunch of crooks gets to lord it over us unaccountably for the next 3 years is not democracy.

          "Is it the people voted in who conduct criminal activities (politicians) or is it the people who enable them to do it in the first place by voting them in (voters)?"

          Or is it the owners of the media that tell the people what to do and what to think and how to vote? Or the corporations that have revolving doors with government and make huge 'campaign contributions'? We could blame lots of things which are equally valid but at the bottom of it all I think you are correct. It is the masses that keep electing these clowns based not on their merits or policies but out of imagined fear, habit and mere 'personality politics'.



          Well, if you are a citizen why do you not run for office and clean up and tell everyone the truth? Maybe even use their own weapons against them?
          I am not allowed to as Australia is still in the Middle Ages but I assume you can.

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          @Lysander: No I can't. And what would be the point anyway? The system cannot be fixed from within, that much is painfully obvious. And why should anyone have to go into politics with the vain hope of getting elected in a 'rigged' system just because they want to make the country a better place when some simple changes would suffice?

          At least you didn't say I should leave and go live somewhere else if I have complaints about how things are done. (That's the usual response):)

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          @EightImmortals: The problem is we only have "LibLab" really as an option. Their religious extremist agenda's encourage other extremists of all types, and the citizens end up paying, sometimes with their lives. Then we have the minor parties, Greens, Christians, Pauline etc and their publicly declared extremist views, and they have no clout unless there are balance of power issues, and again the people end up paying. 99% percent of these people have a declared foreign allegiance which unambiguously makes them mpt eligible according to our Federal and State legislations. The parties putting them in a position where they cannot criticise extremists is not good for the future.

          Meanwhile, most citizens will accept reason and sit in the centre politically, but have no representation. An option is to ask to be taken off the electoral role by writing to the Electoral Commission and noting that standing candidates do not meet their obligation under the Constitution. They do not have an answer for this and will pass the buck saying it is not their job to enforce the Constitution. This would require a huge number of the population to request removal to make a difference though.


        Hey Diji, maybe someone can make a game out of this too?

        "The Government have provided info on how they plan to target encryption. “The Australian government has no interest in undermining systems that protect the fundamental security of communications,” it said. However, the government plans to compel a range of companies that make up end-to-end communications services "to enable access to a particular service, particular device or particular item of software". The targeted provider must come up with a method "which would not systemically weaken these products across the market." So a magic backdoor that can only be exploited by the good guys. What could possibly go wrong?"



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        "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength". Welcome to Australia.

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    a free game is a free game, thanks!

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    Keep in mind the keys expire September 1st. You must redeem yours by then (but then it's yours to keep).


    I've played it. It's definitely not worth $10 but free is free. You'll get a couple of hours solid gameplay.


    Thanks. Had this on my wishlist for a while.

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    Thanks! Will come in handy when i take over our country