Orwellian publishing simulator OR accurate reflection of today’s hyper-manipulative media? Free, browser based indie experiment The Republia Times has you playing the editor of a state-controlled newspaper, tasked with convincing a skeptical public that they should love their oppressive, militaristic, anti-academic government while at the same time pursuing ever-greater audiences. Pick which stories to run and where to run them wisely – otherwise the government will have your family killed. Jim used to argue that we should run RPS that way in order to achieve maximum efficiency and profitability, but he sensibly elected to keep his mouth shut about it once the rest of us threw his son down a well.
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