26 July, 2018 – Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to share the news that the Xbox One version of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, a multi-award winning and BAFTA-nominated story-driven drama, will feature Mixer functionality. The integration of Mixer, a live game streaming service, will allow interactivity on all narrative choices.
Streamers will be able to broadcast the game via Mixer and give their audience the opportunity to participate by choosing how the adventure unfolds. Whenever a narrative choice is presented in the game, the player and viewers are given a time limit to pick from the options available. When the time is up, the choice with the most votes is selected, determining which subsequent branch the story will take.
Watch the 1979 Revolution: Black Friday Xbox One Mixer trailer:
Navid Khonsari, creator of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday and co-founder of developer iNK Stories, said:
“Mixer is the perfect feature to bring a greater sense of real-life stakes and community to the gameplay of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. People from all over the world will have the opportunity to work together, interacting with the many different groups that made up the Revolution, while making difficult narrative choices on what they value and who they trust in a world on the brink of change.
“We look forward to watching the exciting ways players decide to engage with one another, and how they will value/reckon with the consequences of the choices that they make together.”
The Xbox One version of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday launches 3 August and is available to pre-order now with a 20% discount from the Xbox Store. The game is also coming to PS4 (31 July) and Nintendo Switch (2 August). Please note that the Mixer interactivity is exclusive to the Xbox One version.
Described by Kotaku as “ground-breaking and important”, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday has received widespread acclaim for its gripping narrative and accurate portrayal of a pivotal moment in the history of the Middle East.
1979 Revolution: Black Friday is written and directed by Navid Khonsari, a game development veteran who has worked on a lengthy list of best-sellers, including GTA: Vice City, Alan Wake and Resident Evil 7.
Khonsari grew up in Iran but left with his family after the revolution. Regarded by Iranian officials as ‘pro-American propaganda’, sales of the game have been banned in the country and Khonsari has been accused of being a U.S. spy.