Gerdoo Games recently announced that its social deduction party game Republic of Jungle is currently in development, with a free alpha version available online. The game will allow up to 10 players to work together with a few people in order to manipulate the situation for their own gains.
Republic of Jungle is a social deduction party game, and it’s a cross over between Jackbox Party Packs and hidden-role games such as Mafia, Werewolf, Resistance, etc. A group of 5 to 10 players can play in a Jackbox-like setting where everyone uses their personal device as controller while the story unravels on a shared screen. It can be played in person (in a couch and TV setting) or remotely over a group video call (Zoom, Discord, etc). We’ve been doing all our playtests over video chat this past few months during the pandemic, and all our early adopters in our Discord server have been doing the same, which proved us that RoJ can be an excellent remote party game.
In Republic of Jungle, you and your friends play as the staff of the Bite House, a parody version of the White House in an alternate world where the animal kingdom has formed a superpower country and President Puma is the sitting president of the Republic. He is under pressure by the media and the frequent leaks and scandals. Players are divided into two teams: Leakers try to undermine the president by leaking information, while Loyalists try to save him by identifying the leakers and excluding them.
The game has a political satire theme set up in an alternate world where animals have formed a superpower country and face political challenges similar to ours. Currently, we have a live Alpha version available on our website at https://republicofjungle.com/host. You can get a key on the same website to play the game, or you can go through our single-player interactive tutorial without a key to learn more about how the game is played.
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