Full Version of "Not For Broadcast" Launching January 25

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Here's some breaking news. NotGames

After a successful Early Access, Not For Broadcast is ready for the full release. The game is coming to PC through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store, on January 25.

The game offers players a complex and powerful interface that allows them to bend airwaves to their will. It’s not just about watching the news but making it. The goal is to make sure that the broadcasts are compelling and static-free to make sure that audiences are glued to their screens. The choices made have wide-reaching effects and can change the fate of not only corporate sponsors but even national governments.

Before we go deeper into what the game features, you’re probably wondering just how successful the game has been. In a statement, developer NotGames revealed that the game sold more than 300,000 copies on Steam Early Access and even managed to get an Overwhelmingly Positive user review score.

Going back to the game, players sit at the broadcasting desk for the National Nightly News. As the TV show rolls, their job is to choose the camera angles, bleep any swearing and make the occasional career-defining editorial decision. There are more than 43 hours of satirical live-action newsreel, surreal ads, and strange TV clips from a familiar but clearly twisted parallel Britain.

Key features of the game are:

  • Frame the picture (and the debate)
    • Use your editing skills to make sure that the general public is entertained.
  • ​Keep it PG
    • Be sure to push that big red CENSOR button to keep rude words, as well as other sensitive information) off the air.
    • Keep the news safe for children and oppressive political regimes.
  • Hand-pick the headlines
    • The news isn’t limited to a single broadcast, which means you get to select what goes on air.
    • For example, you can frame a footballer as either a loving beau or a drunken lout.
  • Cue the ads
    • You may control the airwaves, but money is also important.
    • Some sponsors could help with that and even give some laughs along the way.
    • Just be sure to tell them that customer satisfaction is not guaranteed and there are absolutely no refunds.
  • The show must go on!
    • The National Nightly News should not stop its broadcast.
    • The broadcast has to continue regardless of how bizarre things get.

Do you have what it takes to run your own broadcast station?

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