IGN can exclusively reveal a new mini-documentary from Camouflaj, delving behind the scenes into the development of the 2013 stealth-adventure game République.
The documentary includes stories and testimonies from developers at Camouflaj about the years leading up to République's release, focusing on their struggles in their small Bellevue-based studio space.
It then details the initial launch of République's first episode, subsequent episodic releases, the numerous challenges of mo-cap work and fixing bugs, and the success that ultimately sparked future re-releases and the remaster.
Camouflaj's documentary today coincides with the release of République: Anniversary Edition on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PSVR - almost nine years after the initial iOS launch. The studio has also recently revealed it will be opening a new studio in Kamakura, Japan run by studio founder Ryan Payton alongside Devil May Cry 5 producer Matt Walker.
IGN reviewed the first episode of République way back when it first launched in 2013, and praised its "superb, deep world" full of mystery and interesting story payoffs, with "refreshing momentum." Camouflaj has since gone on to creator Iron Man VR.
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