We may only be in August but that doesn’t mean chatter about who’ll scoop the most Game of the Year awards hasn’t begun. In the indie category, Not For Broadcast is already tipped to be one of the biggest games of the year – despite it still being in Early Access.
Not For Broadcast sees you take control of National Nightly News in a game which offers a very unique way to tell its stories. Described as an “immersive, narrative-driven propaganda sim,” it’s up to you to choose the headlines, censor the swears and present the story you want to show. As the Steam page puts it: “will you censor the news and be rewarded, or expose the truth and live with the consequences?”
Not For Broadcast’s official description reads: “In an alternate 1980s where the nation stumbles towards dystopia, join the National Nightly News team as they document the latest political scandal, the rise of a radical government, and which celebrity has for some reason written a book about it all.”
Praise for the game is already through the roof, with nearly 3000 reviews (at the time of writing) and a Steam ranking of “Overwhelmingly Positive.” With such a huge crowd of fans already, it’s clear to see that Not For Broadcast is already making waves amongst gamers.
Not For Broadcast’s Early Access began in January of this year, with its full release expected to take at least 18 months.
The developer explains: “Not For Broadcast will be in Early Access for at least 18 months. Development is a cyclical process of writing, shooting and producing broadcast-quality footage while simultaneously making a game, which, as you can imagine takes time.”
Developed by NotGames and published by tinyBuild, you can find out more and try out Not For Broadcast yourself on Steam here.
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