This just in – Headliner: NoviNews out now on Nintendo Switch!

Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in December

Seattle, Washington – September 5th, 2019 – Unbound Creations’ unapologetically politically charged potboiler and news editor sim Headliner: NoviNews launches today on Nintendo Switch, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to 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!

“Now, more than ever, it is important to question the media that we are exposed to. The Nintendo Switch is great platform to house a serious political game exploring the consequences of the stories that are deemed newsworthy in our society,” said Unbound Creations founder and director Jakub Kasztalski. “I’m excited for players to be able to investigate these themes for themselves.”

Headliner: NoviNews is an official nominee for IndieCade 2019, recently won “Games for Good” silver award at Serious Play Conference 2019, 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.

Headliner: NoviNews is available now on Nintendo Switch
What the Critics are saying:

“Shows quite neatly how all these issues have a lot of overlap that defies the easy answer of just picking a ‘side’“ – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A fascinating concept, and worthy of a look.” – PC Gamer

“It’s kind of perfect.” – Philip DeFranco

“Fake news!” – Donald Trump**

Interview opportunities are available with the game’s creator –  Jakub “Koobazaur” Kasztalski, a Polish expat who majored in “comparative ethnic conflict” before travelling the world to places like Japan, Italy, and Ireland, studying regional conflicts. Kasztalski would be more than happy to discuss the game, its mechanics, and how his background in studying ethnic conflict and media has informed his decisions in the making of Headliner: NoviNews.

**Actually fake news. Donald Trump hasn’t played this game. It hasn’t been on Fox and Friends. But maybe, with your help, it could be!

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.
For more information, visit chorusworldwide.com, and follow us on Facebook/ChorusWorld and on Twitter (@ChorusWorld).
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