Seventy-five years after George Orwell's novel Animal Farm was first published, Indie Development Collective The Dairymen and Nurial have released Orwell's Animal Farm for iOS and Android, allowing a new generation of players to experience the story.
The game itself is narrative-driven and choice-based with players being put in the centre of the revolution. They'll be able to decide which of the animals to listen to and those who get ignored. These decisions will prove crucial to the fate of Manor Farm. There are eight different endings for players to uncover, so plenty of replay value to find if you're the type of person who enjoys seeing every ending.
In between these choices, players will balance resources, defend the farm and keep its animal populace happy. This will include building the novel's famous Windmill when it comes to increasing resource production.
Discussing the game, project founder Imre Jele said: “We’ve watched 2020 unfold with despair and with a growing dread that our game is becoming more and more relevant every day. Even after a decade of populism, oppression and totalitarianism on the rise, it felt more vital than ever to bring Orwell’s study of inequity, control, and corrosive power to gamers."
Meanwhile, writer Emily Short said: “Videogames excel at answering ‘what if?’ questions. Our goal was to capture Orwell's observations in a form that players can explore. We want players to experience the different animals’ viewpoints through the choices they make. Like this, our version of Animal Farm will bring the timeless fable to a new generation.”