Republique Episode 1 is Free This Week

Each week Apple hand-picks an “App of the Week” to highlight, and makes it free to download. This week’s choice is a game that, if you haven’t played it already, you should really remedy that. It’s the stealth action game Republique, which we gave a Must Have rating in our review.

The game tells the tale of a girl named Hope who is wrongly imprisoned in a compound run by a totalitarian government. The gameplay mechanic is particularly clever: you play as a turncoat member of the security command center, and you help Hope escape by using the ubiquitous security cameras to tell her when and where to move.

We enjoyed Republique very much — check out our review for details. One caveat: only the first of five planned episodes is free. To see what happens next, you can either buy the next episode for $4.99, or buy a season pass for $14.99. Only two episodes have been released so far.