Orignal Story: Last month, a video game adaption of George Orwell’s literary classic, Animal Farm, was announced, but at the time details on the project were incredibly scarce. Fast-forward today however, and more details have emerged.
Animal Farm will be an adventure-tycoon game, placing the player in the Manor Farm as one of the animals just before the revolution popped off, and will follow their journey through the ups and downs of Animalism.
Gameplay is said to be a combination of story choices and the running of the farm for a “consistent narrative, giving players a chance to experience the consequences of their decisions first hand.”
As reported in the initial announcement, the project has been fully authorized by the estate of George Owell. Meanwhile, development will be handled by an independent team of industry veterans, including: Imre Jele (founder of Bossa Studios), Andy Payne (founder of Just Flight and AppyNation and ex Mastertronic), Georg Backer (A Brave Plan, Fable series), Jessica Curry (Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther), Kate Saxon (Mafia III, Alien: Isolation, and Witcher 3), and more.
Further gameplay and or story details have not been disclosed. Meanwhile, no media of Animal Farm has been provided yet either. What we do know is Animal Farm is in development for PC and “other platforms.”
For those that have never heard of Animal Farm or don’t know anything about it, here’s what you need to know: it is a satirical tale and critique of Soviet Russia that first published in 1945. More specifically, it is an allegory of absolute power and totalitarian authority, that cleverly paints the road from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the transition of the brutal Stalinist era of the Soviet Union.
The tale follows the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human owners, take control, and establish the first animal-run farm. This freedom is short lived however, because as it is born, a tyranny lurks.
The novella is a best-seller and widely considered one of the best books of all time, as well as one of the most influential.