Blindflug Studios has announced that its dystopian sci-fi thriller (re)format Z: has reached 75,000 installs across iOS and Android devices is on course for many more.
(re)format Z: was initially released to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation, an historical event that despite being somewhat forgotten in the western world actually shaped the way we live today, and remains a classic tale of tackling an authoritarian regime. Updated for the modern world, the game replaces the Church with the sinister mega-corporation LIBRIA and sees programmer Alice join an underground movement known only as “The Resistance” dedicated to toppling it.
More than 75,000 players have become Alice and experienced the secrecy, suppression and rebellion of the Reformation, in a bid to ultimately ensure the freedom of information and knowledge. The action takes place in a neon-soaked version of the historic old town of Zürich, Altstadt, where players must use stealth and cunning to sneak past surveillance cameras and drones, outsmart security patrols and solve devious puzzles.
“The twist in the tale comes in the genuine possibility that this could happen,” said Moritz Zumbuhl, President & Co-Founder, Blindflug Studios. “Today’s world is one increasingly made up of corporations that hold vast amounts of information about us all, ultimately making them more powerful than governments. We feel that (re)format Z: is more relevant than ever and we’re really happy that it’s gone down so well with players.”