In the aftermath of the Second World War, certain Nazi officials, collaborators and their allies sought support from CIA and MI-6 operatives, who deemed their purported capabilities useful in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. The result was Operation GLADIO, which set up dozens of stay-behind networks throughout Europe. By the late 1960s however, GLADIO became implicated in a number of infamous terrorist attacks linked to the far-right.
With the end of the Cold War, parliamentary investigations commenced in the 1990s in Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. However, in secret, GLADIO continued operations and started to live a life of its own as a fully fledged organisation. As such, GLADIO was now able to plant to seeds for a resurgence of the Far-Right in Europe. However, their plans do not stop there. GLADIO deems contemporary Europe ripe for a foreceful takeover.
Right now, Tzipora Herzog finds herself furloughed from a security detail of one van Hoorn’s, ostensibly to soothe a rivalry within the van Hoorn family. Meanwhile, André Weiland finds himself incarcerated in the Netherlands’ most notorious psychiatric hospitals, after being turfed out from the Dutch police forces. Both have discovered damning information connecting members of the van Hoorn family to GLADIO. They must now find a way to work together, to stop GLADIO’s planned series of coups throughout Europe.
Let’s play Total Rendition
Please do note that Total Rendition is in an early stage of development. What you will see in this prototype will ultimately not reflect the final result. It is provided “as is”. This means no one can accept any legal liabilities for any harm purported to originate from installing, downloading or playing Total Rendition. The moral right of Mordechai Gabai as auteur of Total Rendition is asserted, as is the moral right of freedom of expression. More information is provided on the footer of this website. By following the download link, you are assumed to be familiar with these terms.
- Become André Weiland or Tzipora Herzog in their perilous quest against the spectre of European Neo-Fascism and their political soldiers.
- Navigate a variety of challenges through a myriad of covert or violent means.
- Face hellish moral dilemmas and set out your own strategy in counteracting GLADIO.
- Conduct sleuth-like fact-finding, guerrilla tactics and corporate subversion in the thinly veiled facade of Holland’s Finest Beach, recreated in Unreal Engine 4.
- Choose between heroism or swashbuckling… or just plainly psychopathic behaviour.
- Discover a dark world of subterfuge, family politics, terrorism, politically motivated paranoia, private military companies and stay-behind groups.
- Patreon backers get advance access to newer prototypes that you have helped create!
Before you play Total Rendition!
The free prototype version currently is 0.0.8.6.
You can grab the source code here. Do with it as you like, within the boundaries set out by the Unreal Engine 4 EULA. Furthermore, please don’t forget to give proper attribution to Schizotypy Studios in your derivative works!
The aim is to bring out prototype releases more regularly, which we cannot do without your feedback, so let’s get in touch! email@example.com.
- Windows 8 or later
- Most CPU’s built after 2010
- 4GB of internal memory
- Geforce GTX 460 or equivalant (Intel GPU’s work too!)
- 2GB of free harddisk space
Other important things
Development is only done when it is done, of course and this means that for the time being, there is currently no set release date for the final version.
Are you one of those interested in the gory details of the development of Total Rendition? Then you are recommended to read from the official developer blog! It includes production methodologies, tales of surviving harrowing trials as well as exploration of the ideas and influences that make Total Rendition.
Please consider joining the ranks of Total Rendition’s patrons, as it currently pays for the costs incurred developing Total Rendition.