Seattle, Washington – August 28th, 2019 – This just in: Unbound Creations is bringing its unapologetically politically charged potboiler and news editor sim Headliner: NoviNews to Nintendo Switch on September 5th. Pre-orders are available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for £11.99 / $13.99. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow in December through publisher Chorus Worldwide.
Cast in the role of a “Headliner”, you operate as the chief editor of the country’s largest news publication. Acting as the voice of the publication, you must decide what stories to run, meet your quotas, keep your audience engaged, and make enough money to keep food in the dog bowl. Controversy equals clicks, and with the world in conflict, it’s up to you to cultivate the country’s culture through the court of public opinion.
Beyond making executive decisions behind your desk, Headliner: NoviNews also lets you walk the streets as your custom made avatar observes how the stories you ran influenced the public. Which politicians will they support? Will a riot break out? How will you report on said riot? With geopolitical tensions at an all-time high, it’s never an easy decision being the Headliner!
“I’ve been a big fan of the Nintendo Switch since its inception, and felt like there was untapped potential for it to house serious political games,” said Unbound Creations founder and director Jakub Kasztalski. “I’ve always been interested in how media shapes people’s perceptions, which in turn shapes reality. What stories we deem newsworthy, and how we report on those stories, fundamentally changes our entire society. Headliner: NoviNews explores the trials and tribulations of trying to remain unbiased in an inherently biased world.”
Headliner: NoviNews recently won the “Best Overall Game” of Intel Buzz Seattle, 2018, was a finalist for Best Action & Adventure Game at the 2018 TIGA Awards, and it was part of the Official Selection at PAX West 2018’s Indie Megabooth and the same year’s Seattle Indies Expo.
About Unbound Creations
Unbound Creations is an independent game studio focusing on crafting believable worlds, immersive gameplay, and strong narrative experience. Founded by Jakub “Koobazaur” Kasztalski, Unbound Creations launched the 2013 political-narrative adventure Postmortem: one must die, followed by the 2016 choose-your-own-adventure meets crime-mystery, Karaski… What Goes Up. In 2017 Unbound Creations launched HEADLINER, a game about controlling the news and seeing the effects on your career, society and family. This was followed up by its 2018 spiritual successor Headliner: NoviNews, which is coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2019.
About Chorus Worldwide
Chorus Worldwide is a game publisher that brings distinctive and unique games to players around the world. Established in 2014, based in Tokyo and Vancouver, Chorus Worldwide publishes games on the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Steam, and mobile games on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
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