Short, thought-provoking adventure about media-bias. Control national News and its impact on your career, society, and family. Multiple unique endings let you share your story and see what the Headliner before you did.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (11) - 81% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (84) - 88% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 3, 2017
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October 18

Mac & Linux Versions Out!

New patch is out, adding Mac and Linux support :D

Note I may not be able to support all distros of Linux, but I tried to cover the biggest ones at least. Confirmed list below.

Confirmed working

Ubuntu 17.04 Gnome Edition
Ubuntu 16.4 LT
Fedora Linux (version 26) x86_64
Archlinux x86_64
Manjaro 17
Mesa 17.2.2 on Arch x64
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
Mint 18.2

There are reported issues on Solus linux.

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BIG THANKS to fluffy for not just lending his Mac to me, but providing a lot of help and support.
Seriously, Mac version would not have happened without him.

And thanks to all the testers:

Emmy Toyonaga
Matt Smith
quantum potato
Lucas Zanella
Brad Watmuff
Manuel Manhard
Brophen
DrewR98
Sw0bu
Robert von Volland
Yangtse Su
Gareth Thomas
Matthew Boyd
Thomas
Tyler Gale
Martin Kolesar
Cbones
Austin Ung
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October 8

First Patch Out & Breaking 1K Sales!

Just pushed the first post-launch update, in time to celebrate passing the first 1000 sales, woo!

Please share and tweet around, keep the #FakeNews going!

Let's Make Gaming Great Again™ ;D

Kudos to Nelson, aves78, Lacie and Boxy_Snail for pointing out a few typos and suggestions!

Changes:
  • [FEATURE] Added setting to disable tutorial for multiple playthrus
  • [BUG] Fixed a Day 6 convo bug that didn't set spouse's face correctly
  • [WRITING] Fixed typos (No more pursit kids, should't)
  • [WRITING] Minor text update to checkpoint
  • [WRITING] Fixed he/she typo on Day 2 Convo (She seemed frazzled lately) and in ending text (treated her illness)

Lastly, Big Thanks to Chilled Chaos, WeaselZone and Mr. Falcon for Lets Playing the game, and all of YOU who helped spread the word!

I really appreciate the support :)
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Reviews

“It forced me to slow down and grapple with hard, complicated topics. I know that I’ll be back to play it again.”
GeekWire

“Just like "Papers, Please," has a butterfly effect ... definitely play this game!”
DLive

“Headliner is a heartwrenching balancing act of a game that I encourage everyone to buy and play while pursuing their own agendas.”
Rappler

About This Game


Short, thought-provoking adventure about media-bias. Control national News and its impact on your career, society, and family. Multiple unique endings let you share your story and see what the Headliner before you did.

Genetic engineering and civil unrest loom over Galixia.
You are the Chief Curator of a local News Channel.
You are the HEADLINER



  • Multiple permutations of unique endings you can share with the community
  • Average playthrough is around 45 mins with room for replay and experimentation
  • Curate articles and create your OWN unique bias!
  • Stroll down the streets and watch how society changes
  • Chat with your family about their struggles, love or hate
  • Colorblind-friendly design considerations (and if there's more I can do, shoot me a PM)


"… proof that games can be art"
- Rick Peter Shoutgun

"Brilliant game that will make you question next time you read a media quote!"
- Mars Technician

"Captivating story that will leave you itching for just one more turn… "
- Newspapers Please



* Read twice.... #FakeNews #Sad

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Duo 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win10
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 670 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini
    • Processor: 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini
    • Processor: 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.4 / 17, Fedora Linux (version 26) x86_64, Archlinux x86_64, Mint 18.2, Archlinux x86_64
    • Processor: Intel Duo 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some other distros may not be supported. Please see official announcement for most up-to-date list.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.4 / 17, Fedora Linux (version 26) x86_64, Archlinux x86_64, Mint 18.2, Archlinux x86_64
    • Processor: Intel Duo 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some other distros may not be supported. Please see official announcement for most up-to-date list.
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