Total Rendition is a first-person role-playing game where you navigate a world of smoke-and-mirrors and cloaks-and-daggers. Explore a dark world of conspiracy and iniquity, sugar coated with the thinly veiled facade of glamour and riches of Holland’s Finest Beach. This is a game not everyone will be happy to see you play!
A game that tells a story of our times
Europe descends further and further into social upheavel and far-right agitation. However, it’s still business as usual in “Holland’s Finest Beach”. Nevertheless, Tzipora Herzog finds herself inexplicably furloughed from her duties as a security contractor, 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…
Nevertheless, what Tzipora Herzog and André Weiland both have in common is that they have discovered damning information. These revelations tie certain members of the van Hoorn family to the very blowback resultant from Operation GLADIO.
Shortly after the end of the Cold War, parliamentary investigations commenced in the 1990s in Belgium, Italy and Switzerland regarding Operation GLADIO. However, in secret and in spite its formal dissolution, Operation GLADIO started to live a life of its own, now as a fully fledged organisation. Thus, starting from the 1990s, it began conducting its own operations, independently of – and occassionally against – its erstwhile NATO backers. 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, as GLADIO now deems contemporary Europe ripe for a foreceful takeover.
Play Total Rendition
You can try out the first publicly available prototype demo of Total Rendition, 0.0.8.6 free of charge. In fact, it’s so free, that even its source code is available to the public, which you can grab here.
Now, if you can’t get enough of Total Rendition, please consider supporting its development on Patreon. Not in the least, because becoming one of Total Rendition’s backers on Patreon will let you receive access to the Watchdog, newer prototype builds only available to a select audience and other perks.
Total Rendition may be considered unsuitable for people below the age of 18. 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 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.
Gameplay Video of Total Rendition Prototype 0.0.8.6
- 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 amid 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!
Technical information & Source code
NOTE: If you have trouble getting to run Total Rendition 0.0.8.6, try launching it through administrator mode. You can do so by right-clicking on the shortcut, then “Run as Administrator”. In the start menu, this may be placed under category “More”.
The free prototype version currently is 0.0.8.6 and is available for Windows. The next free prototype version will be 0.0.9.3B and will be available for free on Linux, while the Windows version of 0.0.9.3B is currently exclusively available to Patreon backers. Also, should sufficient demand surface on Patreon, Mac versions of the prototypes will also appear.
You can grab the source code here. By all means, do with it as you like, although you should do so within the boundaries set out by the Unreal Engine 4 EULA. In addition, please don’t forget to give proper attribution to Schizotypy Studios in your derivative works!
- Windows 8 or later (Windows Vista and Windows 7 may work, although these haven’t been tested)
- Most CPU’s built after 2010
- 4GB of internal memory
- Geforce GTX 460 or equivalant (Recent Intel GPU’s work too!)
- 2GB of free harddisk space
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.
Of course, development is only done when it is done. Therefore, this means that for the time being, there is currently no set release date for the final version. So honestly, are you one of those interested in the gory details of the development of Total Rendition? Then the official developer blog invites you to read it! In it, you will read about production methodologies, tales of surviving harrowing trials as well as exploration of the ideas and influences that make Total Rendition.