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Game Journal Week 1/20/2020

Updated: May 19, 2021

Game 1: Not For Broadcast (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1147550/Not_For_Broadcast/ )

Not For Broadcast is a propaganda sim in which player plays as a TV news broadcast worker who takes controls of the flow of a TV program called National Nightly News. I only played a demo version of the game which lasted for around 20 mins of gameplay. The gameplay setup and its mechanics reminded me of another indie game that I found on itch.io in 2019 called Chronodog, which I also documented in a previous game study journal. Basically, player has to operate on a set of broadcasting interface(probably just like how a real TV broadcaster would do). Game requires the player to do certain operations correctly in a tight timeframe. There were a lot of tense moments during which if player messes up could end up with a funny result. The premise of this game is very refreshing. There are a lot of acting/directing going behind the scene of the development of this game in order to produce the actual /recording clips of the TV program. ---

Game 2: Crying Suns

( https://store.steampowered.com/app/873940/Crying_Suns/ )


Game 3: Paperball

(Demo, https://store.steampowered.com/app/1198510/Paperball/ )