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Short media bias adventure game about controlling the news and it’s impact on your career, society, and family. 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
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel Duo 2Ghz+
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • OS: Win10
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 670 or newer
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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HEADLINER reviews and comments

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The Bottom Line is that HEADLINER is a text adventure. In other words, the Focus is on Reading fun, Decisions that have to be made and the resulting Consequences. As Headliners, we decide which Messages will be published and how the Population will (or do not) be published. HEADKLINER is set in the fictional State Of Galaxia and is set in a (not too?) distant Future. Thanks to modern Technology, it has become possible to genetically modify People. One of two Main Lines Of Conflict revolves around the Tensions between the modified Majority and the unmodified Minority (Purists). The second Conflict revolves around a War in the Neighbouring Country and the resulting Refugee problem. In addition, Internal security opinions must also be published. Graphic: 5/10 The Graphics are more useful: A simple Office, pixelated Figures and simple Character Designs. But Is also a text adv., which is why it shouldn't matter that way. Sound: 7.5/10 The Music is apt: In the Office rather pointed to Tension when it comes to making the decisions about the news, on the Streets, when you experience the Effects (which are not always beautiful), rather melancholy. Gameplay: 8/10 For a total of 8 Days, we are allowed to publish the Day's News. The Game splits into three Sections that repeat themselves daily. It starts with the Working Day in the Office, where you get a short Briefing from the Assistant and are also kept Informed of how satisfied the Supervisors are with the Work. We Then have to decide which Messages are published and can thus take Positions for Majorities or Minorities or also issue informational Articles. In the second Part, we head home and experience the Impact of our Work On the Streets: Demonstrations, Boycott calls, attacks, Police Lockdowns – we have it in our Hands. In the third Section we are having Dinner with the Family. This also responds to the published Articles and is directly affected by the overall Social impact. Story/Atmosphäre/Characters: 7/10 It's less about the Characters here; They are just there and also affected by the current Events. Rather, Decisions and Consequences are at the Forefront of this. The Satisfaction Of the Family Is only a Partial Aspect. It is also exciting when you see how the Group you support is gaining more And more influence and where that leads. Atmospherically extremely successful. Play Time: 2.0 h For the one-time Play I needed 2 h. But You can also do it much faster. I read through everything carefully (you should do that with a text adv.) and gave me a little more Time in the Decisions and Dialogue Options and thought about what could have the Implications. That's not bad, though, as the Replay value is higher. In fact, it is worth grazing off all The Achievements here. The Story evolves in different Directions depending on the Articles, so you need multiple Runs to have seen all the Ends. After 3.7 hours I haven't seen everything yet. At a Price of only 3,-it's definitely worth it. Fun: 8/10 Pro or Contra? Building Peace or fomenting Conflict? Building Police State or not? It's Fun to try it all out and see what end this Leads to. Clear Recommendation. Total: 8/10
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