You are either in Control of Politics or the Victim of It
Some games try not to incorporate politics–which, since everything is political, is often just as big a statement as anything else–but others embrace them. Particularly indie games, whose creators have less to lose by betting on a powerful message. The ‘Keep Your Politics’ bundle on Steam offers 6 fantastic indie games full to brimming with biting social commentary at almost 50% off. If you want your games to make some serious statements about life, the universe, and the risks of totalitarianism, check these titles out. They span a wide range of settings and genres, but believe us, they pull no punches.
The bundle includes two games that explicitly reference George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984 and noted anti-totalitarian activist. Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You places you in the role of Big Brother, invading the lives of citizens to figure out who’s responsible for a series of terrorist attacks. Be careful–the information you dig up could have terrible consequences. Orwell’s Animal Farm is a text-based adventure game that serves as a direct video game adaptation of the novel, challenging the player to defy the unpleasant ending of a revolution that seems doomed to become as bad as those they overthrew.
Not Tonight is a time-pressure RPG that asks you whether you’ll fight a truly unjust government or just keep your head down and hope it passes over, while 1979 Revolution: Black Friday places you into the role of an aspiring photojournalist in 1970s Iran, a nation of the verge of collapse. Headliner: NoviNews also focuses on journalism–specifically, the impacts of the news on society, your friends, and your career. This award-winning branching narrative leads to a multitude of unique endings. Finally, we have Bury Me, My Love, a text messaging adventure game that follows Syrian refugee Nour on the long, dangerous journey to safety in Europe, while her husband Majd remains back home and advises her as best he can.
These 6 games would ordinarily go for a total of $78.44 CDN, but the ‘Keep Your Politics’ bundle is offering them all for $40.64 CDN. That’s 48% off. Don’t miss this opportunity.