Headliner: NoviNews, a news editor sim from indie developer Unbound Creations, is set to launch on Steam Oct. 23.
In the game, players operate as the chief editor of the country’s largest news publication. But with great editorial power comes great editorial responsibility as players must decide what stories to run, meeting quotas, and keeping their audience engaged. Controversy equals clicks, and with the world in conflict, it’s up to the player to cultivate the country’s culture through the court of public opinion.
“Headliner: NoviNews offers a unique spin on the job sim genre with a timely take on the harsh realities of journalism," says Unbound Creations founder and director Jakub Kasztalski. "Perpetually tasked with predicaments that put your artistic and moral integrity in conflict with the capitalist need for clicks, you’ll have to navigate the messaging behind massive societal conflicts. It’s a mad, mad world out there, and Headliner: NoviNews investigates the difficulties in bringing people together in a society predicated on juicy controversies that drive us increasingly apart."
Headliner: NoviNews is a Windows PC exclusive title.