Not For Broadcast

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Not For Broadcast
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Developers
NotGames
Publishers
tinyBuild
Engines
Unity[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Genres Simulation
Art styles FMV, Realistic
Themes Comedy, Europe
Series Not For Broadcast
Not For Broadcast on MobyGames
Not For Broadcast
Not For Broadcast: Prologue 2019
Not For Broadcast TBA

Not For Broadcast is self-described propaganda sim, in which the player is put in charge National Nightly News. The game combines full 3D environment of TV station's control room, with FMV segments recorded from different cameras, which the player has to switch in between in order to maximise viewership. Occasionally player is also given a choice on how to portray certain news fragment, what to advertise in between news segments and even whatever to break a law in order to help people that may suffer under the highly radical government.

The game was released as Early Access title for Windows on January 30, 2020 and was met with overwhelmingly positive response from Steam users.[2] The game was then updated with various quality of life improvements based on player feedback, as well as a performance fix for (then already deprecated) Windows 7.[3] Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic however, the recording and development of Episode 2 was delayed, with a separate new episode called "Lockdown" being recorded in home isolation and implemented into the game as a free update on June 25, 2020.[4]

As of today, the game is still in active development and remains fully playable without any major flaws being reported.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NotGames\NotForBroadcast
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1147550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\NotGames\NotForBroadcast
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1147550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Added on July 14, 2020.

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggled by pressing Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is borderless windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Game utilises DXGI Flip Model (with flags allowing for tearing in windowed mode) and thus Vsync works as intended, despite window being borderless.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to enable it.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2019.2.0[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1147550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1147550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2020-01-31
  2. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-07-14
    1162 reviews in first week, 97% positive)
  3. Week 2 Patch - Windows 7 Fix! - last accessed on 2020-07-14
  4. Not For Broadcast: Lockdown - Play now! - last accessed on 2020-07-14