George Orwell’s 1945 novella Animal Farm is a timeless satire that focuses on power, dictatorship, and propaganda. It has long been studied and meticulously dissected and, now, Orwell’s classic is being brought to a new generation via a video game adaptation.
“Over the last decade some governments started using language eerily similar to what I heard growing up under a communist regime,” says Imre Jele, founder of Bossa Studios. “So I can’t help feeling personally challenged to spread Orwell’s dystopian warning by adapting Animal Farm into a game.”
Being built as an adventure/tycoon game, Animal Farm is being created with the full blessing
Jessica Curry, who worked on Everybody's Gone To The Rapture and Dear Esther, is contributing to the music for the upcoming title and considers it a “dream to bring it to life”. Her own 13-year old recently finished the book and was angered by the injustices detailed with. “Like all great literature it remains both timeless and timely,” Curry says.
Being a tycoon-type game, players will have to weigh choices as they progress toward a utopia or dictatorship. The game is being created for PC and other platforms. Further details will be revealed as development progresses.
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