Ministry of Broadcast is a brand new game developer by Ministry of Broadcast studios and it's arriving on Steam this month according to a press release from the publisher.
In Ministry of Broadcast, players are trapped in a horrifying dystopia that merges George Orwell's 1984 with reality television. "The Wall" has seemingly popped up overnight, splitting a country in two and separating families from one another.
Check out this recent trailer for the game that shows off a bit of gameplay:
Enter the red-headed protagonist. Separated from his family, he decides to go on The Wall Show, a reality television contest that's like a darker version of Wipeout or MXC. Contestants must work their way through the competition with the ultimate prize of freedom on the other side of the wall — but will the Regime actually keep their promises?
This is certainly a story-heavy game, but that's not to say it doesn't have any action. You'll have to work your way through platforming levels without dying to all of the horrible traps, ultimately trying to uncover the mystery behind the Regime. The developers cite games like the original Prince of Persia and Oddworld: Abe's Exodus as inspirations, though one hopes that they've smoothed out the platforming gameplay a tad.
When Can You Get Ministry of Broadcast?
So, if you like Orwellian games (and yes, there are quite a few) and/or tricky platformers, you have something new to check out here. You'll be able to pick up MInistry of Broadcast on January 30, 2020, at the price of $14.99 or your regional equivalent with the usual 10% launch discount. In the meantime, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam.
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