Developer Torpor Games has announced The Conformist, a narrative role-playing game about propaganda and political ideologies set in the Suzerain universe. The main protagonist of the game is a propagandist named Orwin who works for the Sordland government. After a civil war, he tries to survive in a harsh political environment.
The main character of the game is said to have a more detailed background than Suzerain’s player character Anton Rayne. His family and other elements will be more detailed and there will be more human elements.
The game received funding from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, a Germany-based Media funding organization founded in 2004.
Torpor Games is best known for Suzerain, a deep political simulator that gives you lots of different choices to be made. You become the new president of the fictional country called Sordland and start your own adventure. You experience what the president of a country has to deal with.
Here’s an overview of The Conformist from its official website:
Based on the Suzerain-universe, players step into the city of Holsord, discovering the country of Sordland and its people caught within the turbulence of a newly established military government under President Tarquin Soll. Players must juggle their propagandist obligations to their superiors, their own ambitions, and their family whilst avoiding the scrutiny of the state – or aiding the resistance against them.
The Conformist is a game about propaganda and political movements, as well as personal struggle. The players will either side with the government or the resistance against them to influence the upcoming election while trying to protect their family and themselves in the dangerous streets of Holsord.