Republique 2

Apple has named the first episode of the action-adventure thriller game République as its Free App of the Week on the App Store. The game will remain free through next Thursday, after which it will return to its regular $4.99 price. Episode 2: Metamorphosis is available as a $4.99 in-app purchase, building upon the Exordium storyline from the first episode… 

Republique 2

République developer Camouflaj is fortunate that it can expand the game to a wider audience. “From the very beginning it has been our goal to bring République to as many people as possible,” said Ryan Payton, designer at Camouflaj. “Thanks to our friends at Apple, we’re excited to bring our game to a whole new audience. We hope these new players enjoy Episode 1 as much as we loved making it.”

République is an episodic game set in a dystopian world. You must assist Hope, a desperate young woman struggling to escape from a secret Orwellian state. Using only her stolen phone to communicate, Hope asks you to hack into the nation’s surveillance system to help guide her out of the clutches of the omnipresent Overseer. That’s probably easier said than done.

Our resident app columnist Lory Gil shared her review of the game back in December, commending the design and storyline behind the stealth series. The third episode will be released in the summer, also as a $4.99 in-app purchase. Those planning to complete every episode can purchase a Season Pass for $14.99 to receive full access to all present and future episodes for free.

République is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

  • omrishtam

    anyone played and can recommend it or not?

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Dont think just download it.
      Getting a $5 app for free is not someone get every week. It happens rarely.
      Just grab it bro. 😉

      • omrishtam

        good point 😛

      • Norbi Whitney

        Well said. The amount of temporarily free apps I’ve downloaded, only to delete them, is huge. But at least, if I ever do feel like trying them again, they’re in the cloud. Good times.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Yeah right. I do the same thing. I’m bored with infinity blade tiitle. This is what i did last week.. Downloaded it (not whole download) and then deleted it. Becoz I dont feel like playing it but yeahhhh its in my cloud now. 😀

    • RarestName

      AFAIK Sébastien was playing it some time ago.

    • Kurt

      unfortunately its not really fun. It’s cool in the beginning as it’s pretty unique. But really does get repetitive and boring quickly. But that’s just my opinion and you might love it. It’s free so give it a go.

    • i dont have a gaming pc , ps4 or xbox ! so i play this as my watch dogs !
      its almost like watch dogs , like hacking and stuff

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Last week : Infinity Blade 2
    This week : République
    Wowww Apple! Your standard for giving free apps has increased. Now this is what we call revolutionary & innovative. Good job Apple!

    • Neil Sardesai

      I wonder if developers have a say in this, or does Apple just decide, “Hey, we’re giving your app away for free. Hope you don’t mind.”

      • Anmol Malhotra

        I think there’s a collaboration between developers and Apple or devs ask Apple to post their apps for free because basically it is helping developers only. For eg : It will help their app to feature on App Store home page and for free which will increase the users base for that app. And thereby some more bucks in devs pocket. 😀
        Its kind of business i think. I dont think Apple decides to make an app free.

      • hkgsulphate

        they actually paid nothing to the developers?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Yeah nothing.

    • iThinkergoiMac

      I don’t know about revolutionary or innovative, but it’s pretty cool for sure. For example, PlayStation+ subscribers get free games every month and Sony puts a lot of very high quality games on that list. Yes, you have to pay for PS+, but you have to pay for you access to the App Store as well by purchasing an Apple device, usually a good bit more than you would have paid for a PS3.

      My point is simply that Apple’s free apps thing is very cool, but not revolutionary or even specifically innovative. There was a group doing free apps each month before Apple made it part of the App Store.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Hahaha.. I know bro.. You couldn’t able to get me.. That was actually sarcasm… :p xD
        But yeah you said it right.
        By the way I didn’t knew about that PS and SONY thing.. Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • iThinkergoiMac

        Ah, I see. Yeah, I didn’t see anything indicating sarcasm, so I just took it at face value.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Hah! I should look into my way of expressing sarcasm xD :p

  • Omar Sharif

    Imagine this game alongside Infinity Blade 3 using Metal

  • Nice gift! Thanks Apple!

  • Martynet

    bought it 2 weeks ago :[

    • 🙁 oh thats sad ! by the way why cant u just download the ipa file !

  • :O

    :O Republique for free? Can’t believe it.