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App description: A game about Censorship, Corruption and Newspapers

The Westport Independent is a censorship simulator taking place in a post-war country, governed by the recently elected Loyalist Party. As the editor of one of the last independent newspapers in the country, your job is to remove and edit the content of your paper, affecting the peoples opinion of both the rebels and the Loyalist government. With an increase of rebel activity and an ever watching government breathing down your neck, whose truth will you print?

- Change the content and meaning of your articles by censoring them to your liking. While you cant lie, you dont have to tell the whole truth either.
- Employees with fleshed out character, who will not only react to your actions, but also discuss them with other colleagues.
- Receive letters and messages from public figures, rebel leaders, employees and other characters affected by your actions.
- Adaptive stories where your actions affect the opinions of the people, which affects what happens in the city, which in turn affects the stories you receive.

Awards and recognition
- Biggest surprise at The MIX GDC 2015, IGN
- Part of "Three Cool Surprises From PAX 2015", from Kotaku
- Part of "The Very Best Indie Games of GDC 2015", from Gameinformer
- The Best of GDC 2015, 148 apps
01-20-2016, 08:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,138
Whoa it's Universal, was not expecting that. Stoked

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01-20-2016, 08:53 PM
I got an early copy of this and played through a few times. The devs were cool about having no embargo, so I streamed a full playthrough if anyone wants to see what it's like. (Keep in mind this was my third game already.)

01-20-2016, 08:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 647
Looks pretty interesting & like it's well done. I'll have to look into this.
01-20-2016, 09:08 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 632
I get a strong Papers, Please vibe here... But can play on my phone!!!! Instabought
01-20-2016, 10:58 PM
Universal? Woah! Instabuy!
01-20-2016, 11:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 537
Bought and bought. Will be back with what I think about it.
01-20-2016, 11:50 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 818
1 hour of gameplay though? I'll wait for imps.
01-21-2016, 12:00 AM
Originally Posted by ImJPaul View Post
1 hour of gameplay though? I'll wait for imps.
Per game. Each play-through is 12 weeks, which took me about an hour each time. There's some replay value in trying to get other endings, but my favorite part was just reading through the articles and seeing how I could change their meaning. You can see my full review if you want:

01-21-2016, 01:18 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 489
Can there be a revolution in the game? Because that is what I want to start in the game