Not For Broadcast is an inventive narrative-driven TV show production simulator where you control the camera feeds, ads and censorship of a live nightly TV show.
Taking place in an alternate 1980’s where a radical government is about to plunge the country into dystopia, Not For Broadcast sees you taking a seat in the control room for a nightly news show that has the power to expose of cover up the government’s corruption. As well as shaping the news you’ll also have to produce an entertaining and professional news show though, which means you really have to be on the ball as you switch between camera feeds, select and cue up adverts, censor swear words (and “unapproved” information) and deal with signal interference.
The prologue build of Not For Broadcast is essentially a 20 minute demo build that takes place just before the election of the radical government and lets you learn the ropes of producing a live news show. There’s a lot to wrap your head around, but the interface is very user friendly and your predecessor explains it all thoroughly before running off. The acting is all very well done (particularly the off-camera bits) and there’s a good bit of tongue-in-cheek humor throughout.
It’ll be interesting to see how the story develops (and how you can alter it) in the full game as it’s It’s a fantastic concept that has a lot of potential. It does a great job of keeping you busy and making you feel like you’re producing a real TV show, but also allowing you to watch and laugh as the chaos unfolds on screen.