Indie Stealth Adventure Game, Republique, Announced For PC/MAC

By Ishaan . April 29, 2012 . 12:00pm

 

Ryan Payton, who you may know best as assistant producer on Metal Gear Solid 4, left the service of Kojima Productions in 2008. He then went on to join the Microsoft-owned 343 Industries, current handlers of the Halo franchise. Then, in 2011, Payton resigned from 343 to establish his own company, Camouflaj, which is now working on an original game.

 

The game’s title is Republique, and you can watch a trailer for it above. Republique is set in a dystopian future, and the story involves a young girl named Hope calling you on your phone, begging you to assist her in escaping her confinement. You then begin to hack into the various electronics in the building such as cameras and computers in order to aid Hope’s escape, and help her evade security.

 

Republique was originally pitched as a high-end game, complete with bells and whistles such as motion capture and voice-acting, developed exclusively for iOS devices. Since then, responding to community feedback, the game has also been confirmed for PC and MAC. It was originally meant to be funded by Kickstarter, but with only 12 days to go, it doesn’t look like Republique will hit its Kickstarter goal.

 

The game will still be developed, but in a past interview, Payton hinted that, should Republique not meet its Kickstarter goals, the project may have to be developed under an external publisher, and co-developers Camouflaj and Logan, may lose a certain amount of creative control over the project.

 

Republique is planned for release in 2013.


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  • aoihana

    I like the concept of the game, but I think the whole break me out of here scenario is a bit cliché. Not just in video games, really, but pretty much everything else. I suppose the hacking bit does add a bit of a twist, even though I’ve seen it before, too.

    Regardless, I think this is very promising, and I think it looks great so far. I love the whole stealth element, and you can definitely see the Metal Gear Solid influence with the camera work and gameplay. 

    I wasn’t aware of such a project, but I’m glad that they decided to to bring it over to PC and MAC. Although I don’t have a high end computer, I do wish them the best, and I plan on upgrading my PC, so I might just support them, too! (◕‿◕✿)

    I do hope that development stays in-house, so I’d like to see them possibly extend the kickstarter project, or start showing your support, people! Let’s make it possible! ლ(´ڡ`ლ)

  • Aoshi00

    Sounds like a unique concept and setting.. usually you’re the main char doing the sneaking and getting help on the radio, so now it’s the other way around?  Hope this would get ported to console soon like Witcher 2.. maybe this could use Wii U’s touch control since it was original an iOS game..

  • Syltique

    I’m still unsure how this game is supposed to actually play.  Do you control cameras and watch the character sneak around?  

    Kind of sounds like Stealth Lemmings.

  • http://www.twitter.com/christaran Chris Taran

    I think the game looks incredibly promising. The second I got wind that it was now to be a PC title as well, I quickly plopped down $50 for the Intelligentsia Edition.

    Though unlikely, I do hope by some miracle they are able to hit their goal.

  • Ladius

    It’s really a shame this kickstarter is so far from its goal, I think it could have been far more successful if it was presented as a multiplatform game from the beginning instead of an iOS game with a PC port announced only when it became apparent people weren’t supporting it.

  • KuroiKen

    Oh lol what? Ipod/Ipad? seriously?
    Never caring about a game originally designed for any of Apple device, and I see that I’m NOT THE ONLY ONE, because a PC port is announced.
    Looking at the trailer – the game’s not even interesting to me. Well, looking at the name of the company, it’s founder and all – it SHOULDN’T be. Besides, probably no one who worked under that reverse-weaboo Kojima would make anything decent, since Kojima himself started to fail with MGS4, and gave MGR to PLATINUM GAMES.

    PC gaming died a long time ago. Apple device gaming doesn’t even exist, besides some little games to kill time.

  • isfuturebright

    Looks interesting but… I wish he made it for the pc! I don’t think Ipad/Ipod is a good choice for core gaming yet.

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