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News Anchor Simulator

by thephantom - Compo Entry

A very short not-much-of-a-game about living as news anchor.

Background: You live under a strict regime where your life is constantly in danger if you opposed it. or is it ??!!

Try to survive as long as you can...
or just Die .. you are doomed anyway :).

Unfortunately .. I couldn't finish all Features i wanted in time. so a lot of stuff had to be cut out.

Also .. the flash version can contain some bug or be a little laggy. i found out about that late.
I will try to add more formats soon.

FYI : I have never heard the term "news anchor" before in my life. It was a Google search result ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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qu2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:38am

I like the passive storytelling in such a short and simple game. I think by developing the core mechanic into something more interesting you could make it much better though.

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:20pm

not really my type of game but looks good and plays well

esayitch says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:21pm


Pretty cool idea but I wish it used the theme more. Some "serious" newsroom background music would have helped as well!

Bennaja7! :D

cakeknuckles says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:39am

this is an interesting game, it would be cool to see it elaborated on further, with maybe more of a story.

dj_pale says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:54pm

Nice idea - a little bit annoying with the very dark text that was hard to make out while it being typed out slowly.

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:39pm

I didn't realise you could skip the text typing, it really slows the game down which is really difficult since the revolution media increases faster with each day.

Rscar says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Plays well, I liked the concept. From a design perspective I feel like the bar should only fill up when the game is waiting on player input, having to wait for some period of time while the responses are typed induces the wrong type of player stress in my opinion.

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