Freedom Through a Lens is a short narrative-focused exploration game that highlights the role of the press, as you take photos and talk to protesters who have gathered to voice their opinions on a new law that has been implemented by an oppressive government and its newly appointed head of state.
In Freedom Through a Lens it’s your job to explore a protest rally, chat with some of the protesters and take their pictures (if they’ll allow you). The protesters all have their own opinions on what’s happening, with some who have some powerful words to say on the matter (particularly Patrice) and some who are a little indifferent to it all, having just joined the crowd to see what all the fuss is about. When taking their pictures you’re also careful to bur out their face to protect their anonymity, to prevent undue harassment from the government.
Freedom Through a Lens is deliberately vague about where in the world this protest is taking place and what law (and head of state) the protesters are rallying against. This is a clever touch as, especially in the current political climate, the rally could really be taking place anywhere. It seems lately that oppression, authoritarianism, racism and restriction of basic civil rights are on a rise but it’s a little comforting to know that the public, the press and game developers such as @FeenikxFire and @nicstaracek are helping to resist it.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, LMB – Take Picture
Available On: Windows & Mac