République Remastered, a graphically-revamped version of the acclaimed stealth action game, will make its way to the Mac on Feb. 26. The original version of the game, from developer Camouflaj, was first released for the iPhone and iPad back in December 2013.
While the original version of République was developed using the Unity 4 graphics engine, République Remastered was created with the new Unity 5 engine. The developer stated, "Camouflaj has fully embraced the engine's features, including physically based shading, real-time global illumination, and reflection probes."
Here's a quick reminder of the game's storyline:
In RÉPUBLIQUE REMASTERED, players assist Hope, a desperate young woman struggling to escape from a secret, Orwellian state. Communicating using a stolen phone, Hope contacts the player and asks them to hack into the nation's surveillance system, assume control, and guide her out of the clutches of the omnipresent Overseer. Literary works such as 1984 and Brave New World, and current geopolitical events including global surveillance and Internet censorship serve as key sources of inspiration for both the narrative and the stealth-survival gameplay. Players expand their control over surveillance cameras and other network-enabled devices, growing into an active threat to the Overseer and his grip over his shadowy nation.
République Remastered will be priced at $24.99 and will contain the first three episodes of the iOS version, along with a pre-purchase of the upcoming final two episodes. Camouflaj will also sell a Deluxe version of the game for $34.99 that adds "the complete soundtrack, an hour-long making of documentary, and two early prototypes" (we don't know what they are, but they sound cool).