iNK Stories have launched the Kickstarter campaign for their history lesson of a game, 1979 Revolution.  To say that 1979 uses the Iranian Revolution as a backdrop would be a bit of a misstatement, it uses that chaotic time almost as a character in the game.  Evading patrolling security forces, witnessing in-game protests and then learning about the actual events, navigating through riots, and even trying to save friends using field triage.  The game follows the fictional character Reza, a young photojournalist, as he gets caught up in the excitement of revolution only to have it light a rage filled fire within due to the loss of a friend.  After the initial revolution is over Reza learns that figuring out who the bad guys are isn’t as easy as looking at a flag.

1979 Revolution has been getting a lot of press, and for good reason, the guy in charge has an impressive list of game credits to his name, and the story is unique and thought provoking.  And the graphic novel artwork in the cutscenes is fantastic.

 19793

However, here’s a look at the in-game graphics.  The difference is jarring, particularly considering the AAA talent at work on the game.

 19792

With that being said, graphics aren’t everything are they?  The hope is that the story and gameplay are compelling enough to overlook any technical shortcomings.

The 1979 Revolution Kickstarter campaign runs until December 15th and has a funding goal of $395,000.

Greg Micek

Greg Micek

Editor at Cliqist
Greg Micek has been writing on and off about games since the late nineties, always with a focus on indie games. He started DIYGames.com in 2000, which was one of the earliest gaming sites to focus exclusively on indie games.
Greg Micek

@cliqist

All the latest from the world of #indiegames and #Crowdfunding.
RT @QueenHellcat: My 1st article for @NewNormative was just uploaded, it's about how to be more inclusive in gaming media like twitch. http… - 2 hours ago
Greg Micek
Greg Micek
Greg Micek
greg@cliqist.com