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Not For Broadcast updates with the free Lockdown chapter

The dystopia news simulator gets more dystopian

Not For Broadcast - a shot of the control panel, broadcasting a news segment about the police Image: NotGames/TinyBuild
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Not For Broadcast, the propaganda sim that takes place in an alt-history version of 1980s Britain, has received a free update. This new chapter, Lockdown, continues the story of the base game, which ended on a cliff-hanger. In Not For Broadcast, the player has to produce the nightly news broadcast as a new government comes to power. They also have to make decisions in their personal life, like whether to help their brother-in-law flee the country, or whether to allow their young son to join the new government school program.

Being a broadcast operator is a unique gameplay hook, and it’s enjoyable to control which camera feed the public sees. While I found the original game to swing wildly between serious dystopia and silly slapstick, there’s nothing else quite like it available to play right now. The Lockdown chapter also has consequences for the choices I made in the first chapter, although it doesn’t conclude the overall story.

This update is free for anyone who owns Not For Broadcast, which is available for $14.99 USD on Steam. The game is currently on sale for 50% off.

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