A stack of news article sits on your desk, two stampers on each side - green to approve, red to reject. Your reporting team is hacking away in the background as corporate music plays through the loudspeaker. It's time to make decisions...
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Positive (39) - 92% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 23, 2018
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February 3

Mega Update!

Toot, toot, new content and life of quality improvements are in! Give the game another go to learn about Deputy Helene and help her solve a murder mystery....



We also added a Mac version and (experimental) Linux version! Here's the full list of changes:

  • [FEAT] Added NEW Police Woman character you can talk to most days and replaced Station Cop with a different portrait to avoid confusion
  • [FEAT] Added a new murder mystery side-plot for the new Police Woman character (CopQuest!)
  • [FEAT] Added new articles that will show up on secondary playthroughs
  • [FEAT] Added 2 new achievements
  • [FEAT] Added Mac and Linux versions
  • [FEAT] Speech Bubble will now show for a shorter/longer time depending on their length
  • [FEAT] Added a Speech Bubble Speed slider to Settings and Pause menu
  • [WRT] Change endgame text to clarify the game was meant to be replayed
  • [WRT] Replaced end-game texts to focus on player's actions/accomplishments
  • [TWEAK] Improved text graffiti quality
  • [TWEAK] Home: Drones outside will now only start showing up on later days
  • [TWEAK] Anti-Wolff protesters will no longer show on day 11 or 12 if he is assassinated
  • [TWEAK] Protesters walking left will now wander around after getting to the end of their march, rather than standing in place
  • [BUG] Puker's puke will now properly come out of their mouth (Ew)
  • [BUG] Fixed Shopkeeper's Daughter sometimes flashing at the end of a conversation
  • [BUG] Fixed minor bug where police checkpoint conversation would make the game think player attended the conspiracy meeting
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January 29

Big Content Update and Price Change Coming Soon

Hey everyone!

The past month and a half we've been working on a big, big update! We're expanding the existing cop lady into a whole new character you can chat with daily, together with her own murder-mystery side-plot! *GASP*



We've also been listening to your feedback and added a whole bunch of Quality of Life improvements, like a toggle for the Speech Bubble speed, higher resolution graffiti text, improved NPC behavior, and bunch of other bugfixes and tweaks.

Finally, we'll also release the Mac version and hopefully Linux (if we can sort some linux-specific bugs in time).




We're planning to release the update in the next week or two. We are also raising the price into the $10-15 range (TBD). After talking with fellow devs and our community (AKA you!), we feel it better reflects the value of the game, especially with the new content and fixes.

However, if you already bought the game, or buy before the update, all the new content is totally free for you :) So here's a heads up to grab it in the next few days, if you want to save some $$
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Reviews

“A fascinating concept, and worthy of a look.”
PC Gamer

“The game does a pretty respectable job of keeping things muddy and uncertain, and shows quite neatly how all these issues have a lot of overlap that defies the easy answer of just picking a ‘side’...”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“I play a lot of games - nobody plays as many games as I do, believe me. And this game is the best. I have a tremendous respect for the game. Any negative reviews you see here are fake reviews. Fake reviewers are the enemy of the people.”
11/10 – Dyland Klump

About This Game



A stack of news article sits on your desk, two stampers on each side - green to approve, red to reject. Your reporting team is hacking away in the background as corporate music plays through the loudspeaker. It's time to make decisions. Will you endorse nationalized healthcare, even though your love interest is worried about increased wait times? Will you demonize the new synthetic alcoholic drink, even though your boss stressed they are an important investor? Will you support current government, as tensions grow between the neighboring country?



After work, you emerge on the streets of Novistan, shaped by the very news you publish. Perhaps you will see more graffiti, angry bums or even a riot? Or perhaps you will turn the nation into peaceful utopia, filled with cameras and drones watching your every step? How will your channel address tragic events about to happen? Will you agree to meet the clandestine group of truthtellers, or stop to watch the Prime Minister's speech?

On the way home you meet with three main characters: Evie, your co-worker and immigrant, worried about her health and growing xenophobic sentiment; your brother Justin, an aspiring comedian struggling with impostor syndrome and social anxiety; finally Rudy, a single father trying to provide for her little girl and keep his store afloat, while a mega-mart opens up next door. Each day provides a glimpse into their life and how the media shapes their beliefs.




But every Headliner deserves to relax at home from the stress of the job. Listen to the radio and unwind on the comfy couch bought with hard-earned cash, as you watch the city burn outside the window. Perhaps splurge on treats to feed your doggo? Adopt a drone? Have your brother over for dinner? Or maybe keep your doors locked, hoarding every penny, as your apartment slowly fills with piles of cash?

After good night's sleep, it's time to once again face to boss, new articles, a growing sense of responsibility, and.... power.







* Read twice.... #FakeNews #Sad

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Cartoon violence (i.e. fighting, cartoon blood and gunshot effects)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 (64bit)
    • Processor: Inte i3+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, 64bit
    • Processor: 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, 64bit
    • Processor: 2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 600 MB available space

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