An Old Country Turns Young
HIGH When the whole crowd bows to pray.
LOW Trying to navigate the “stories” screen.
WTF Devs, please stop telling me some character “will remember that”.
You probably haven’t played one of the most important games of the year yet.
Released quietly this past summer, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday documents the violent and tumultuous Iranian revolution of that year. It’s a game that is as much a documentary of record as it is an entertaining narrative experience. Ink Stories founder Navid Khonsari says the indie developer is trying to invent a new genre with 1979, one that combines the thoughtful research of documentary film with the interactive possibilities that video games offer. By all accounts, they have succeeded.