Not Tonight releases August 17
If you’ve ever wanted to find out what an England suffering through a far-right regime post-Brexit would be like for working class people, Not Tonight is a game that simulates exactly that scenario.
Just like in the real world, England voted to leave the EU, but things have gone drastically downhill from there. The far-right government that came to power shortly after is slowly but surely cracking down on dissent, and generally making life hell for anyone they’ve deemed undesirable. This includes anyone not native to the country.
And this is the situation you find yourself in as you’re desperate to stave of deportation or a worse fate. You’ve been pushed one of the slums of the “Deportation Blocks”, a dreary place that houses people awaiting decisions on whether they’re allowed to remain in the country. Suddenly, you are given a job as a club bouncer, where you must check IDs and make sure people have tickets before entering the establishment you’re gatekeeping. You’re suddenly faced with a choice, do you grind through the daily work life in order to afford to stay in the country, or do you risk everything to undermine the existing regime by any means necessary.
The gameplay is very similar to that of Paper’s Please, but with plenty of new mechanics thrown in.
These are the kinds of decisions that await you in Not Tonight. So if you enjoyed Paper’s Please, and want an even more culturally and politically relevant take on a similar idea, this could be the game for you. You can add it to your wishlist on Steam right now.
Not Tonight will release on Steam for PC on August 17, check out the reveal trailer down below.
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