The debut title from developer Camouflaj, Kickstarter-backed stealth adventure Republique, will be released through the iTunes App Store on Dec. 19, the developer announced today. The release will consist of the first pilot episode of the game, titled "Exordium," priced at $4.99.
The first episode is one of five planned for Republique. Camouflaj says it expects to ship subsequent episodes every two to three months, with the full game featuring about 10 to 15 hours of gameplay. The game's second episode is the farthest along, Camouflaj said, but founder Ryan Payton told Polygon that all of the Republique's forthcoming chapters are in various stages of completion.
In a backer update posted to Kickstarter, Camouflaj wrote, "Even though the full experience will be $19.99/$24.99 retail, backers get all episodes for their base $10 pledge, plus a lot of other goodies for believing in us from the very beginning."
More details about backer rewards are available at Kickstarter, if you're a backer.
Republique was announced in early 2012. Developer Camouflaj took the iOS game to Kickstarter, where the project pulled in more than $550,000 in pledges. Windows PC and Mac versions of the game are also planned.