Animal Farm by George Orwell is a satirical piece of literature that turns an animal farm into a political dystopia that draws many parallels to our real-world politics, society, and government. Even though the book was released in 1945, it remains relevant even in this day and age.
The book deals with themes of manipulation, corruption, optimism, and desires, among other things. If you think about it, these themes could become a really good adventure video game, and developer Nerial thought the same thing. Nerial is the same studio that developed Reigns: Game of Thrones, a political strategy mobile game.
To be published by The Dairymen, Orwell’s Animal Farm is set to launch on PC and mobile devices this upcoming December 10, 2020. The game hasn’t been listed on either the App Store or the Play Store just yet, but it already has its own page on Steam where we were able to gather a lot of details about it.
Although if you’re unfamiliar with the story’s plot, Animal Farm is all about barnyard animals gathering and overthrowing their human owners in an attempt to create a much better world for themselves where they can live freely.
Shortly after, however, the domineering pig Napoleon made himself the leader, whos commands must be followed. Thus, the rest of the animals learned that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Orwell’s Animal Farm will feature familiar characters that were present in the original book, and you will be tasked to make different choices that will push the narrative of the game’s story along.
You can either choose to follow the original storyline or deviate from it to make your choices; either way, the upcoming adventure game will expand on different situations based on the choices you make.
Publisher The Dairymen has released a brand-new teaser trailer for Orwell’s Animal Farm, which you can watch above. In this teaser, we can see and hear the fateful moment when Napoleon explained to the rest of the animals that it would be the best interest of everyone if he made all the decisions regarding the farm’s affairs so that they can all avoid making the wrong choices.
As for the game, Nerial has also included a bit of 2020 to Orwell’s Animal Farm. Meaning to say you might come across different situations that seem very relevant to the political climate recently – events that George Orwell himself never lived to experience.
That being said, it’s truly quite chilling how a book or narrative from 1945 can still fit perfectly in 2020. As a matter of fact, even the recently-released trailer is quite timely, given the fact that this year’s election is coming to an end. It’s a good reminder that those who are able to vote should vote before it’s too late.
With Orwell’s Animal Farm, you will be able to run the farm the way you want it to. In other words, you are given the chance to explore the classic tale from the inside. You can either work on spreading Animalism throughout the globe or simply keep it within your farm – either way, the future of the game’s narrative is up to you.