Take control of the National Nightly News as a radical government comes to power. In this immersive, high-pressure, propaganda sim, you control what the people see and determine what’s Not For Broadcast.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,146) - 97% of the 1,146 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jan 30, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Not For Broadcast is a completely new kind of game with a unique mechanic. We've been working on it now for nearly 2 years and we think it's time we opened the process to the Community's feedback and ideas. The players will be fundamental in developing a totally new way to tell stories in games.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Realistically, 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.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Mainly in content. We’re currently planning about 10 levels, but we need to iterate the gameplay mechanics and how they interact with the footage before we learn what does and doesn’t work. We can then reshoot and finish producing the entire story.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The initial Early Access version has 3 fully-functioning levels which we will continue to add to episodically throughout the process. But the content, including the video content is subject to change as we learn from the community what parts of live vision mixing make a fun player experience.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. We intend to raise the price as more content and features become available.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to hear what the players think. We want the Community’s feedback on current and upcoming features and to use the players ideas to steer development. We’re also exploring ways we can use Community-generated content within the game itself...”
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“Delightfully goofy... it's worth checking out already”
PC Gamer

“Nothing short of spectacular”
Tech Rapter

“NOT FOR BROADCAST IS PAPERS, PLEASE MEETS MONTY PYTHON... we could be looking at one of the best FMV titles in a long while.”
Cultured Vultures

About This Game

Look, mate - it’s not that hard. Choose the angles, roll the ads, and bleep the swears. Just keep in mind that how you show these people will change their lives. Don’t worry - you’ll get paid either way!

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.

You only came in to clean the studio - but in a bizarre twist of fate, it's now up to you to determine exactly what goes on air.

Not For Broadcast is an immersive, narrative-driven propaganda sim that lets you set the agenda. Mix four camera feeds, choose the headlines, bleep the bad language - all under the pressure of a live broadcast. Will you censor the news and be rewarded, or expose the truth and live with the consequences?

Not For Broadcast is heading into Early Access with three full chapters, and will work alongside the community to a full ten chapters, with varied consequences for your actions.

  • Frame the picture - Keep the general public entertained with your editing skills. You are the artist and the broadcast is your canvas.

  • Keep it PG - Censor swear words… or “unapproved” information. Keep the news safe for children and oppressive political regimes alike.

  • Hand-pick the headlines - Their public image is in your hands: run the story of a footballer's new beau, or his last dodgy night at the pub? His marriage and his life are in your hands.

  • Cue the ads - Watch your bank balance soar or dive based on what advertisements you run. Customer satisfaction not guaranteed.

  • The show must go on! - Keep broadcasting no matter the cost. News stops for no-one, not even a category 5 storm!

  • Keep them laughing as you go - The stress of playing a part in this twisted political turmoil getting you down? Sit back and relax - The National Nightly News team will take you from laughter to dread in the course of a commercial break.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains content unsuitable for children or easily offended adults. There is frequent strong language, brief pixellated male and female nudity, and themes including euthanasia, conspiracy theories, radical politics, and atheism. Jokes about social issues are made throughout. There is occasional comic violence.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.7Ghz and up
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video card is required, 4gb VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated

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