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Orwell's Animal Farm

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Available on:PCDec 10, 2020

Developer: Nerial

Publishers: The Dairymen, Indie Collective

Genres: Adventure, Simulation, Strategy, Interactive Story

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In Orwell's Animal Farm, the animals have fought off their exploitative human masters. Now they're in charge. In this text-based choose-your-own-adventure game you can assign their tasks, manage their resources, choose their laws, and direct their propaganda. Determine which of the animals will make sacrifices and which will be "more equal than others." George Orwell's 1945 novella was a scathing critique of totalitarianism in the early days of the Soviet Union. Since then, it has spoken to people of many ideologies in countries around the world. It offers a powerful awareness of how power can be abused – and of how generation after generation seeks a more just and equal society, where the many do not suffer at the hands of the few. Orwell's Animal Farm brings the familiar characters and situations to the medium of a game, and to the context of 2020. Depending on how you play, you may encounter situations very close to those in the book, or others influenced by events Orwell never lived to see. Play it to explore a classic tale from inside. Play it to try your hand at running the farm – or because you dream of spreading Animalism across the world. Play it because you've always wanted to oversee a construction project by a herd of cows. Play it because Boxer deserved better.

Orwell's Animal Farm Critic Reviews

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Orwell's Animal Farm relays the content of the book well, but stops short of drawing from any new depths, as choices are limited and the plot takes second place to a dry management sim.

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The novella's dated metaphors are ousted in the best moments of this interactive homage, but its alternative endings pull their punches

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The turmoil of a revolution gone wrong is conveyed through nothing more than a few mouse clicks and quick decisions. It's flawed and frustrating, but there's an undeniable elegance to the game.

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A video game based on Animal Farm is a crazy idea on paper, but it mostly manages to stick the landing with its weighty political themes still intact.

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