Learn The Art of Government Propaganda With Republia Times
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the scenes of a despotic government’s propaganda wing – I mean, besides one designed by Peter Molyneux – may we point you to Republia Times, a flash game designed to look exactly like an educational PC game from 1985, created by Lucas Pope of Ratloop.
In Republia Times, you’re the editor of a state-run propaganda newspaper in the wake of a recent revolution. At game start, you’re informed that your family has been captured for ‘safekeeping’, and your job is to create newspaper issues favorable to the government in order to increase loyalty. Raise loyalty enough and your family is safe; fail, and they’re eliminated, as, it’s implied, are you. Each round is a single publishing day; Succeed for enough days, and things start to get complicated.
Anyway, say good by to your afternoon. Play it now!.