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Run Your Own Newspaper: The Westport Independent

I'd run a whole paper of Garfield strips

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"Whose truth will you print?" ask developers Double Zero One Zero.

They started making The Westport Independent in a game jam earlier this year, and you can still play that old version online. No release date yet ███ ███ ████ ████ ██ ██████ ██ Windows, ███, and Linux.

"█████ ██████ and instantly brought Republia Times to mind, which I always forget about until something like this reminds me," said Adam Smith, ██, of ███ █████. This ███████ week.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.