Independent studio Camouflaj announced that its critically acclaimed dystopian stealth adventure game RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED is now available through distribution services Steam, GOG, and Humble Store. Executed by industry veterans behind AAA games including Halo 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4, and rebuilt from the ground up for desktop players, RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED includes Episode 1: Exordium, Episode 2: Metamorphosis, and Episode 3: Ones & Zeroes in Standard and Deluxe editions.
RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED is the first commercial game to fully utilize the power of Unity 5, the next generation of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tool. Camouflaj has fully embraced the engine’s features, including physically based shading, real-time global illumination, and reflection probes.
“Seeing all of the hard work we’ve put into Unity 5 bear fruit in a gorgeous game like République Remastered is amazing,” said Joachim Ante, CTO of Unity Technologies. “This is a fantastic example of how small creative teams like Camouflaj can harness Unity 5 to create intricate and beautiful experiences that rival those of massive highly-funded publishers. It’s an inspiration for all of us at Unity to keep pushing the democratization of the games industry.”
In RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED, 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 REMASTERED 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 Khary Payton (Batman: Arkham Origins), and Dwight Schultz (killer7).
Available now for PC and Mac on Steam, Humble Store, and GOG, the Standard Edition of RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED will retail for $24.99 and includes a pre-purchase of upcoming Episode 4: God’s Acre and Episode 5: Terminus. The Deluxe Edition retails for $34.99 and contains the Standard Edition content, the complete soundtrack, an hour-long making of documentary, and two early prototypes (exclusive to the desktop version). For launch week only, both the Standard Edition and Deluxe will debut at a 20% off sale price ($19.99/$27.99).