Republique Switches From Pre-Rendered To 3D Art; Here’s A Look

By Ishaan . February 1, 2013 . 12:30pm


It’s been a while since Camouflaj talked about their upcoming iOS and PC title, Republique, but this morning they released a developer diary with a progress update on how development is going, along with an announcement that they’re moving away from pre-rendered backgrounds.


In case you’re just getting caught up, Republique takes place in a dystopian future on an unmarked nation. Somewhere on the nation, a girl named Hope is in captivity, and you help her escape by communicating with her via various electronic devices place throughout the building. The player can communicate with hope using laptops, security cameras and more.


Camouflaj say that the decision to move from pre-rendered to fully 3D backgrounds was made last summer. You can take a look at the new art below and the developer diary above. You can learn more about the game and how Camouflaj are going for a Metroid-style of exploration in our interview from last year.


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  • GibbRS

    I kickstarted this game what seems like ages ago. I’m still really looking forward to it, but my anticipation is dying off as the years roll by.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      I didn’t pledge for the project but did follow it for the duration of its campaign last year. Looked pretty interesting but wasn’t my cup of tea.

      Though I will say that I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve backed quite a few projects and the wait for the final product is pretty excruciating. But it’s interesting to see the whole process from beginning to end. We almost never get to see this side of transparent game development until the game is almost 60 – 70% done.

      Getting to peak behind the curtain is pretty cool; you get to appreciate the final play that much more.

      • GibbRS

        I do enjoy the status updates via email I get periodically, so I’ll agree with you there. I suppose getting in on a project this early in the development cycle will always have these types of wait, thought it feels like the game was pretty far along when they launched the kickstarter.

        • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

          I’m pretty sure they were around the early stages (pre-Alpha phase, give or take). But with the whole graphics change that definitely added more time to the development.

    • Yeah, years… right. And what, you think a game takes like 3 months to develop?

      • GibbRS

        My apologies, I was exaggerating due to this being one of my more highly anticipated games a while back, and it being a painfully long wait. I realize games have a lengthy development cycle, and I look forward to seeing what the team releases when the time comes.

        • Given it clearly stated a June 2013 delivery at earliest on the Kickstarter I dunno. I backed it as well, but I can’t say it is painful given I was fully expecting the wait.

  • Junko Enoshima

    Gee, isn’t it fun to get a free virus!?

    • Kirbysuperstar2

      I love free viruses! Where can I get more?

      • Junko Enoshima

        Sometimes, websites offer viruses when you’re the millionth visitor. It requires some luck, but it happened to me! :)

  • Sergio Briceño

    I hope you can change your costume in the final game, or that some missions make you do, because she doesn’t really look all that stealthy actually. Usually when a stealth game uses non-stealthy costumes is because they look way cool, and this doesn’t.

    Other than that I’m liking just about everything I see, kind of makes me wonder if the game had any chances at all to be better if it had been conceived for the PC or consoles from the beginning, instead of mobiles. I’m not sure myself because it already looks amazing.

    The two things I liked the most to hear were “… has a fantastic story!” and “…great desktop version of the game”. It’s cool we are going to get a PC/Mac version, really the way I want to play. I haven’t heard anything about the story though, have you guys? I’m really interested in the story, because if it isn’t good then there is no point in buying a point & click game (because I’ll be getting the PC version).

    Also at 1:34 that Ezra guy creeps me out. And at 3:15 oh the figurines!

  • I was really into this, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that I had completely forgotten about it until just now.

  • Hossi Blumengaarten

    the asian girl is freaking hot


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