Numskull Games will be publishing Ministry of Broadcast for the Nintendo Switch in May and it will be available physically.
Becoming a contestant on “The Wall Show”, the protagonist uses this regime organised show as an opportunity to see his family again, though as he makes his way through he soon learns that not all is as it seems. Combining elements of modern reality TV shows and Orwell’s ‘1984’, Ministry of Broadcast is a cinematic platforming experience that will treat players to a compelling story full of sarcasm and dark humour.
You can check out the trailer below;
- Story and personality – In a country divided by ‘The Wall’, you must compete on (and win) a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime to cross over and reunite with your family. Featuring lots of impish humour, grade-A sarcasm, and comic mischief, all balanced perfectly with the dark, heavy themes presented in this dystopian world.
- Cinematic platformer – Run, jump, crash, and climb your way through each Arena as the narrative unfolds around you. Smoothly integrated animation sequences help tell its intricate story, as well as environmental storytelling, and NPC dialogue as you dive and dodge around them.
- Environmental HUD – Rather than a screen cluttered with overlaid indicators, HP bars, and mini-maps, any information the player will need is incorporated into the environment. Hints and clues are subtly meshed into the game’s art – players will need a keen eye if they want to survive each Arena without breaking their legs!
- Puzzle-solving – Use your wits – and at times a dash of ruthlessness – to advance through the Arenas. You’ll have to interact with the environment itself to solve most of the puzzles: use the protagonist’s momentum to move platforms, flip the occasional lever, and even sacrifice an NPC or two to cross spiky pits.
If Ministry of Broadcast seems like the kind of game you might like to get for yourself, you can both find more information or place a pre-order at this link.