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1979 Revolution: Black Friday

13th IMGA

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Best Meaningful Play
iNK Stories
United States
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    About 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

    A real life revolution erupts and you play as a Tehran, Iran.

    **Winner of Grand Jury Prize at IndieCade ‘16, Official Selection of The PAX 10, Game of the Year Finalist by TIGA, BEST OF E3 Nominee by IGN, People’s Choice Finalist by FoST, Medal Winner at Serious Play Awards.**

    “1979 Sets a New Path for Games”—Washington Post
    “This Game is Something Momentous in the History of this Medium”—Rami Ismail at IndieCade
    "A Great Story with Even Greater Characters"—IGN
    "A Gripping Adventure"—WIRED
    "Experience the Complex Forces that Drive a Revolution"—VICE NEWS

    Based on real stories from Iran between 1978-1981. In this cinematic adventure game you navigate this momentous revolution with only two weapons: your camera and your morality. You play as Reza, a photojournalist, where you get caught up by two opposing sides of the revolution. The fates of those around you hinge on the consequences of your choices.

    Unlike anything you’ve played before, 1979 Revolution immerses players into a moving and engaging experience where a documentary and a game come together.

    Now available to play in English, Farsi, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Turkish

    How do you play? What are the features?

    CINEMATIC - A rich interactive filmic experience.
    MAKE CHOICES - Change the outcome and the fates of others within this branching story.
    LEARN - Discover and unlock over eighty unique stories about Iran and the revolution: social customs, political and historical insights, home movies, graffitis, photos, and more.
    TAKE PHOTOS - Compare your photos to actual archival pictures.
    EXPLORE - Discover Iran and the world of revolution as never experienced in video games before.
    TRUE STORIES - Based on first person testimonies from Iranian freedom fighters, witnesses and imprisoned enemies of the state which helped define the 21st Century.