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.
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Mostly Positive (14) - 71% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (148) - 83% of the 148 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 3, 2017
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February 10

Patch 1.0.3d out! 32bit support and translations!

Aside from minor bug and typo fixed, newest version of HEADLINER adds a 32bit support for Windows and Linux! If you run into any issues, post in the forums and let me know, but it all should be working as far as the testing I've done :)

The bigger change introduces support for unofficial translations! So if you want to see HEADLINER in your language, now you can :D

Grab the files and read the full tutorial here!

Hope to see HEADLINER in some new languages!



Once again thanks to fluffy for lending me their Macbook Mini and making the Mac version happen :) And thanks to all the previous tester for re-confirming the new version works!
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February 3

Trading Cards Now Available!

Good News everyone, HEADLINER now supports Trading Cards :D Next time you log in, you should retroactively get a few cards for the time you already played!



Go, control the cards, approve badges as you see fit...
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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, 64bit
    • Processor: 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, 64bit
    • 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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