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Anti-Brexit Bouncer Game Not Tonight Launches On Steam August 17

August 3, 2018 12:00 PM

By: Robert N. Adams

 

Not Tonight, a politically-charged, anti-Brexit game that has you taking on the role of a bouncer, will be launching on August 17, 2018, according to a press release from the game's publisher

In Not Tonight, Brexit has brought ruin to Britain. A far-right government has taken hold and exiled most foreign nationals. You'll have to scrape by making a living in a gig economy by acting as a bouncer for festivals, bars, and the like. Have a look at the game's reveal trailer to get a feel for what it's like:

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At a glance, Not Tonight seems a good bit like Papers, Please. You're under serious time pressure to manage all of the various rules about who you can and cannot let into a particular venue. It expands on the themes of its spiritual predecessor in a few ways with the need to manage your finances, health, and "social credit score". Your earnings from being a doorman can also be used to improve your clothing, equipment, and your apartment to make your life just a little bit easier.

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An interesting part of the lead-up to the game's release is just how the price for the British market will be determined. A "referendum" is being held on the game's official Discord. If enough people vote to rejoin the EU, the game will cost £15.49. If the community elects to stay out the European Union, the game will cost British customers £16.49 instead.

If Not Tonight sounds like the kind of game you're interested in playing, you can add it to your Wishlist on Steam. It will be released for PC via Steam on August 17, 2018, and the console releases will follow sometime later this year.

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What do you think of Not Tonight? Does the premise of the game intrigue you? What do you think of the gameplay we've seen so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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Author: Robert N. Adams | Senior Writer
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