This just in – news editor sim Headliner: NoviNews is coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer

With great editorial power comes great editorial responsibility

This just in – news editor sim Headliner: NoviNews is coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer

With great editorial power comes great editorial responsibility

 

Seattle, Washington – August 7th, 2019 – Hot off the press: Unbound Creations’ acclaimed news editor sim Headliner: NoviNews is coming to Nintendo Switch in Summer 2019.

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.

Much of Headliner: NoviNews is set behind your desk, but every night ends with your custom made avatar walking home, observing 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!

Headliner: NoviNews tackles one of today’s most pertinent issues: the mass distribution of information” said Unbound Creations founder and director Jakub Kasztalski. “We’re constantly being fed conflicting realities and ‘alternative facts’ that are making it increasingly hard for us to make sense of the world around us. I wanted to make a game that explores the difficulties in uniting a nation in a world where skepticism and bias have left us increasingly distrustful of everything we hear.”

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 Mega Booth and the same year’s Seattle Indies Expo.

 

Headliner: NoviNews is coming to 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.