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Orwell – Best $5 I’ve spent on Steam so far

Orwell – Best $5 I’ve spent on Steam so far

So I just tweeted that no game was grabbing my attention at the moment. Then I headed over to Steam on a whim, and found Orwell in my recommendations. The game’s blurb goes like this:

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.

Since it cost $4.99 today, I thought – oh ok. I have had one game day ‘on the job’.

My organization’s monitoring of CCTV footage identified a girl who had been accused of assaulting a police officer during a protest against the government a few weeks ago. This led to me accessing her social media accounts, her chat account, and also identified several members of her family, their occupations, and some vague insights into their personal lives. I have had to trawl through her posts and texts to see if I can find anything relevant to a current terrorist situation. The work makes me incredibly uncomfortable. Much of what she says on social media could or could not be relevant, might or might not be serious, and I have to decide whether to add the information to her file. It’s chilling, to say the least.

I’ll try to update my review when I finish.