Indie studio Camouflaj today announced its hit episodic stealth game République is being ported to PC and Mac and will be available to download on February 26 via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store.

The team says the new edition of the game has been "rebuilt from the ground up" to access the power of the Unity 5 gaming engine. They also tout that the Remastered edition is the first commercial game to "fully utilize" the power and functionality of the Unity 5 engine, allowing for a deeper, more vividly realized world with physically based shading, real-time global illumination, and reflection probes.

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“Ever since we committed to doing a desktop version of République, we’ve been haunted by the task for delivering something truly special for PC players,” says Ryan Payton, designer at Camouflaj. “When we got a glimpse at the next iteration of Unity we realized that this was the answer — beyond redesigning the game’s controls and UI for desktop, we’ve completely gutted all the game’s art, rebuilding everything using Unity 5’s cutting-edge graphical features. The result is something you have to see to believe.”

The game follows the story of Hope, a young woman attempting to evade capture from a mysterious, overbearing sect of the government intent on capturing her. Putting the player directly into the game, Hope tasks gamers to hack cameras and survelliance systems to safely guide her through the byzantine levels she finds herself trapped in. The game has garnered much attention since its release on iOS in late 2013, with our sister site Touch Arcade commenting that, after the first episode, the game was "shaping up to be a masterpiece."

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The new Remastered edition will come with the first three episodes of the game - "Episode 1: Exordium," "Episode 2: Metamorphosis" and "Episode 3: Ones and Zeroes" - and include a Standard and Deluxe Edition.

The Standard Edition will retail for $24.99 and will include pre-purchase codes for the final two episodes of the story: "Episode 4: God’s Acre" and "Episode 5: Terminus." The Deluxe Edition includes all of this plus the complete soundtrack, an hour-long "making of" documentary, and two early prototypes (exclusive to the desktop version) for $34.99. Each will receive a 20 percent discount during the game's initial launch week.

The République Remastered edition has already shown up on Steam and GOG ahead of its February 26 launch date, but isn't yet available for pre-order.

Top Rated Comments

joemod Avatar
98 months ago
Except I'd rather not play on a PC. And unlike Steam, with the MAS version, I can purchase once and install on multiple Macs (and have multple copies of the game open) in my house without having a DRM client like Steam always open. Also, having one place to go for customer support and managing all my other Apple ID purchases simplifies things for me.

I don't want to start a debate between Steam and MAS. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. This is personal preference so I still find it disappointing to me.

I can't check it at the moment but have you checked if GOG suits your needs? It doesn't have DRM client as far as I know.
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Icaras Avatar
98 months ago
Steam is better. Allows for you to pay once and instantly get access to it on all platforms. So, IE, if you have a mix of Mac and PC, you could play on either.

Except I'd rather not play on a PC. And unlike Steam, with the MAS version, I can purchase once and install on multiple Macs (and have multple copies of the game open) in my house without having a DRM client like Steam always open. Also, having one place to go for customer support and managing all my other Apple ID purchases simplifies things for me.

I don't want to start a debate between Steam and MAS. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. This is personal preference so I still find it disappointing to me.
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ArtOfWarfare Avatar
98 months ago
What? No Mac App Store version? Disappointing.
Steam is better. Allows for you to pay once and instantly get access to it on all platforms. So, IE, if you have a mix of Mac and PC, you could play on either.

Looks pretty good/interesting. Just one question:

Are Episodes 4 and 5 not released yet? Or why are we merely getting codes for episodes 4 and 5 rather than just getting that content directly, the way we are episodes 1-3?
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