Need to Know is the surveillance thriller sim from Monomyth Games. It tests your ability and integrity within the shadowy, cutthroat world of a modern intelligence agency – the Department of Liberty. You must spy on people’s deepest secrets, pick apart their private lives, and determine how dangerous they are.
You can also resist these suffocating privacy invasions by aiding underground groups in leaking data to the media. You can just use all of that juicy classified information for your own personal gain.
The game emphasises story, and will sculpt the crushing growth of our real-world surveillance society into a meaningful, gripping journey. It critiques the system by passing the uncomfortable mantle of power onto your shoulders, and testing which choices you’ll make. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sweat bullets under the searing blaze of an interrogation lamp.
You must complete assignments, which require detecting or solving crimes. In each assignment, you spy on people, determine their guilt, and decide how best to deal with them. Missions are investigative puzzles, founded upon story, character and moral choices. If you get stuck in the game, check out the video walkthrough and gameplay for the game.