Factsheet

Developer:
Semaeopus
Based in Essex, United Kingdom

Release date:
2019

Platforms:
Windows / Mac / Linux

Website:
offgridthegame.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

Off Grid is a moddable stealth hacking game where data is your most powerful weapon. You play a technophobe single dad who is oblivious to the city’s prying and spying, corporate-sponsored government until a series of dark events unfold. The contemporary storyline follows real-world events surrounding data privacy, and gameplay utilises unique mechanics that allow you to manipulate the world and people around you with the data they unwittingly leave behind.

History

'Off Grid' is the debut game from indie studio Semaeopus, led by developer duo Rich Metson and Pontus Schönberg. In development since 2013, the game was initially inspired when Rich heard Eben Moglen speak at the INET conference in 2011. Fast forward to June 2013, and the first ever public unveiling of 'Off Grid' (in a livestreamed interview at Etoo London) just happened to fall nearly 64 years to the day after the publishing of George Orwell's book, 1984, and the same week that Edward Snowden made his first leak.

Features

  • Stealth and hacking gameplay based on use of data and environments rather than weapons and combat
  • Hack into lifelike simulated networks and data with realistic hacking techniques and tools including SSH, sidejacking, and social engineering of the AI
  • Contemporary storyline and missions related to real-world events surrounding data privacy and mass surveillance
  • Fully moddable content encouraging players to create new and interesting levels, whether complete fantasy or mimicking hacking in the real world around them
  • Outstanding audio and original soundtrack

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "One of the ten best games on the show floor" EGX, September 2017
  • "Official Selection - Leftfield Collection" EGX, Birmingham, September 2017
  • "Game of Show" Bonus Stage, London, April 2017

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Monetization Permission

Semaeopus allows for the contents of Off Grid to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Off Grid is legally & explicitly allowed by Semaeopus. This permission can be found in writing at http://semaeopus.com/press/sheet.php?p=off_grid.


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About Semaeopus

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Semaeopus is a small but mighty indie games studio that puts its energy into making relevant, fun and challenging games. You won't necessarily find weapons and combat in games that come from Semaeopus - you're more likely to use stealth and trickery as you explore in depth worlds, and meet unconventional characters along the way.

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Off Grid Credits

Rich Metson
Design and Development, Semaeopus

Pontus Schönberg
Design and Development, Semaeopus

Steve Allen
Programming and Development, Semaeopus

Sarah Asberry
Business and Community, Semaeopus

Rob Ramsay
Art, Contractor

Silvia Bartoli
Art and Visual Development, Contractor

Marcella Fiori
Art and Visual Development, Contractor

Jonas Jensen
Sound Design, Contractor

Adam Layland
Sound Design, Contractor

Lyndon Holland
Music, Contractor


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