Fake news, alternative facts, post-truth, these are all issues that are extremely important in today's modern social-media driven technological landscape. Developer Osmotic Studios and indie label Surprise Attack Games, have today announced that the second season of Orwell dubbed 'Ignorance is Strength' will deal with these topics.
And in a serious way.
Inspired by the rise of fake news, the social media echo chamber and the death of “truth”--Orwell: Ignorance is Strength places the player in the shoes of a government official in a top-secret department of the Orwell program. A political crisis has arisen across borders, threatening to plunge The Nation and Parges into violent civil unrest.
The first season of Orwell ran as a weekly episodic series late last year, and Orwell: Ignorance is Strength will follow suit when it begins soon on PC, Mac, and Linux.