Not For Broadcast

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Not For Broadcast is an immersive, narrative-driven propaganda sim that lets you set the agenda.
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About Not For Broadcast

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.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
January 30, 2020
Developer:
NotGames
Publisher:
tinyBuild
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 and up
  • Processor: 2.7Ghz and up
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated video card is required. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and up
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated

Critic Reviews

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Jeuxvideo.com

75 / 100
"For its frankly unforgettable concept and its completely absurd sequences, Not For Broadcast constitutes an almost unmissable experience. Aficionados of British humor and...

GameSpew

80 / 100
"Entertaining, funny and thought-provoking in all the right places, Not For Broadcast is a hugely engrossing foray into the nightly news arena. You’ll laugh your face off at...

Screen Rant

90 / 100
"Not For Broadcast provides players with a seamless simulator experience, steadily building tension while maintaining constant satirical humor. The propaganda simulator is...
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Simple
13.33%
Easy
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Just Right
53.33%
Tough
13.33%
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Relax & enjoy! 53.33%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
15.38%
Played It
23.08%
Halfway
7.69%
Beat It
30.77%
Conquered It
23.08%
Completionist! 23.08%  of players have Conquered It

Not For Broadcast User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 7 ratings
43% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

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Pablo
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A concept I had never seen before, very well driven in my opinion. Not too long, which is good for me, and very funny to see how your actions can end up resulting in (spoilers)
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Great game!

Tamtim
Amazingly acted and well written FMV game with a unique gameplay loop. Definitely worth a play!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 33% of GameFAQs users said Not For Broadcast is Simple or Easy. 53% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 13% of GameFAQs users said Not For Broadcast is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Not For Broadcast is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 and up
  • Processor: 2.7Ghz and up
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated video card is required. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and up
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 9 hours.
Yes, Not For Broadcast has broad critical consensus. 91% of critics on Metacritic recommend Not For Broadcast. The Metascore is 82 out of 100.
Not For Broadcast was released on January 30, 2020
Not For Broadcast is published by tinyBuild
Not For Broadcast was developed by NotGames
Fanatical users tagged Not For Broadcast as Simulation, Story Rich, Political Sim, and Interactive Fiction
Fanatical users tagged Not For Broadcast as Dystopian, Dark Comedy, Management, and Political
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Not For Broadcast as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Not For Broadcast as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Not For Broadcast as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Not For Broadcast as Political Sim

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