Ryan Payton, designer at Camouflaj, was quoted in a press release stating, "We set a high bar for ourselves with the first episode of Republique, so it feels great to see the public's positive response, especially in foreign markets. This is a great start for the franchise and our little independent studio."
Republique was successfully Kickstarted back in May 2012, with the first episode of the overall story released on December 19. Republique's second episode is expected to make a break for it this spring.
Critically-Acclaimed iOS Game 'République'
Dark, Dystopian Thriller only $2.99 from March 20-27th on the App Store
Seattle, WA - March 21, 2014 - Celebrating three months of success on the App Store and an award for Excellence in Storytelling from the IMGA (international mobile gaming awards), Seattle-based independent developer Camouflaj is offering its groundbreaking stealth-survival iOS title, République, for the discounted price of $2.99 (normally $4.99) for one week, from March 20 to March 27.
At launch, République was awarded Apple's prestigious "Editor's Choice," garnering top banner placement during the most competitive week in App Store history (December 19 - December 28, 2013). The game currently boasts an impressive average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and has just been awarded the IMGA for Excellence in Storytelling.
"We set a high bar for ourselves with the first episode of République, so it feels great to see the public's positive response, especially in foreign markets. This is a great start for the franchise and our little independent studio," said Ryan Payton, designer at Camouflaj. "In the interim between EP1 and EP2, we are lowering the price of Republique for a short period to give more players a chance to experience the pilot episode. We hope they'll find it as engaging and innovative as so many critics and players already have."
Since the global launch of République Episode 1: Exordium, Camouflaj has been hard at work on the second episode. Having just entered the polish and bug fixing phase, Camouflaj plans to release République Episode 2: Metamorphosis mid-spring.
In République, 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.
République 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 game development platform, République 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 République is now available for the sale price of $2.99, £1.79, €2.39, AU$3.99 exclusively on the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/Republique. République is also scheduled for release on PC and Mac in 2014. For more information, please visit www.camouflaj.com.