A new game developer called Camouflaj is trying to Kickstart a dystopian stealth game called République, and despite a fantastic premise and stellar graphics, its sights are set on iOS
instead of consoles or PC they've since pledged a PC and Mac version of the game. In République, your job is to guide a rebel named Hope through a world ripe with Big Brother-style surveillance by hacking into computer systems and providing directions over your iPhone or iPad as if you're on a call with her. Besides having a great-looking game optimized for touch controls, the devs wanted to have a lead female that was more than just a pair of boobs while delivering a substantial, real message through the storyline. Check out the video below to taste for what République aims to offer.
While it's been interesting to see how the Kickstarter crowdfunding model has enabled high-profile companies like Double Fine to mobilize their game, this is the first time we're seeing a real high-quality gaming title gunning for the iPhone first and foremost. These guys are really going all-out, complete with motion capture and high quality voice acting. The programmers they've managed to rope in have worked on top titles, including Halo, Metal Gear Solid, and F.E.A.R. Camouflaj is partnering with another development house called Logan to get it all done.
I'm just about ready to pitch in ten bucks. Are you? They've raised $42k, and are aiming for $500k in the next 30 days. Head on over to Kickstarter for more info on pledging to the project.