There aren’t too many games out there about the French Revolution — maybe every game developer is scared of stepping on Les Mis’ coattails — but We. The Revolution, developed by Klabater, mines the historical event for a unique and interesting experience (and adds an offbeat art style while it’s at it).
You’re a judge in the Revolutionary Tribunal, which puts you at a bit of a safe distance from the chaos unfolding, but not enough for complete immunity. If you get fingered as an enemy of the Revolution, it won’t matter if that’s true or not — it’ll be the guillotine for your French neck. Pleasing everyone, however, won’t be simple either. You’ll have to deal with members of your own family, who may see things differently than you do.
“Working on We. The Revolution was an amazing journey,” says Michal Gembicki, CEO of Klabater. “The game started as an indie title but two Gamescoms, three PAXes, and one worldwide press tour later, we are ready to release a huge game full of unique and varied gameplay mechanics. It is not just your typical courtroom drama – besides judging other people’s fate in court, you will have to focus on very tense family relations and even command your own units in tactical battles.”
- Experience the oppressive atmosphere of the French Revolution as you’ve come to know it from the classic novels of Alexandre Dumas and Joseph Conrad
- Preside over dozens of unique and morally ambiguous court cases
- Run your own courtroom – question witnesses, analyze clues and evidence, read reports, and pass sentences
- Confront your judgments with your family
- Make friends and enemies of different rival factions vying for power. Make them your associates or make them disappear
- Engage in a mix of genres, blending case-building with intrigue-crafting and turn-based tactics
The nice thing about We. The Revolution is that it’s playable on more computer-shaped devices than just the PC. Klabater was kind enough to develop Mac and Linux versions, so no matter your OS, you can experience the horror of one of the bloodiest uprisings in world history from your own chair.