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FR - Disponible en français !
EN - Available in english !

About

Start your career as an immoral independent journalist in the 90's and become a tycoon of the mass media thanks to Fake News.

Fake It ! is a funny and satiric Tycoon game on the topic of Fake News.

Features & Future

  • Write articles, analysis the market, earn money !
  • Counterfeit your articles with cognitive biases !
  • Grow your popularity to earn more money !
  • *Buy stuff to enhance your performances !
  • *Hire employees to delegate your work !
  • *Unlock new abilities from the forger skill-tree !
  • *Brainwash readers to decrease their credulity !
  • *Multiply your activities with internet, social networks and more !
  • *Protect your hoaxes from debunkers !
  • *Grow your business from a small city to the whole world !

* not available in the demo

Ethical Note

Fake News are bad and dangerous. This game is not supporting them in any way. Our goal is to provide knowledge and understanding to better detect them while having fun. Because it is not a 100% pedagogic game, we are focusing on making it fun first then embellish it with facts on fake news.

Development

It is a work-in-progress prototype that have been made during the confinement due to the covid-19.

Demo

The demo covers the first part of the early-game area : the city. It includes a tutorial to learn the basis.

Linux

The game should work on Linux however it has only been tested on Arch Linux. If you meet any trouble, please tell us.

Credits

Loma • ArtstationInstagram
vxdcxw • Twitter • Instagram

You can support us on :



If you have any suggestions to make this game better, please tell us in the comments! Thanks!

Updated 15 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rating
(2)
Authorvxdcxw
GenreStrategy, Educational
Made withUnity, Blender, Audacity, Krita
TagsDystopian, Management, Mouse only, Singleplayer, Tycoon, Unity
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, French
InputsMouse
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial
LinksPatreon, Twitter

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Fake it ! - Windows (64-bits) 37 MB
Fake it ! - Windows (32-bits) 34 MB
Fake It ! - Linux (64-bits) 39 MB

Development log

Comments

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Is there going be any mod support?

Yes, the full game will have mod support. Since I have a long experience in writing APIs, it is something I have in mind from the beginning.

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Hi,
as a small feedback, I've tested this game on Lubuntu Linux distro (Ubuntu derivate) with no broblems at all.
OS specs: System version 18.04 LTS; kernel 5.4.x series, Mesa 20.2 graphic drivers (intel HD3000 graphic card).

Thanks for this game!

Woah! Great! Very valuable feedback!

Unity is great stuff when it comes to cross-platform. I wish I could make a build for OsX users too.

Anyway, thank you a lot!

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Promising demo. Seeing forward to play "fuller" version :)

Thank you a lot! Your support is very motivating!

We’re working actively on the game. Will drop a teaser of the demo update soon. You can follow me on Twitter for more updates and dev footages.

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This game shows promise! Gave me Game Dev Tycoon vibes

Hey, thank you !

GDT was one of our inspiration but we have so many ideas to make “Fake it !” different & unique. One of our regret in GDT is the lack of connections between games. In FI! we want to give the choice to players to either release a lot of articles or to focus on a few ones and improve them with a “support” mechanism.

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can i play on 32 bit

Hello fikr, thank you for your interest ! I just uploaded a 32-bits version for Windows.

I cannot test it but it should work flawlessly. Please tell me if you meet any issue.

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I just finished the game and I did really like the game though I never really saw a purpose for having money, it would be cool if you could get better TV providers to get better channels or you could buy workers to analyze the news articles for you or to analyze the ones that were already complete.

I did really enjoy the game I just never really saw much purpose in doing what you did in the game though it has so much potential I really would love to see where you take it, I can't wait for an update or anything since the game was really fun though it would be better if there was a store system to give the money a purpose.

Edit: I just thought of an idea where you could have to pay bills to keep the place running and if you didn't game over lol it would be kinda cool to have to pay attention to that sort of stuff

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Thank you for your support !

Most of these ideas are on our roadmap already :

  • buy stuff - this was not planed to be in the demo, however it could ne a nice update maybe ?
  • bills - another mechanism that was present in the early prototype I decided to drop until I find a better implémentation, previous iterations of Bill system was too clunky and unclear
  • hire workers to delegate actions - this feature is planed for the full game, it is unlocked when the player create its own newspaper

Thank you for the review ! I’ll write a Devlog when a new release will be ready. ;)

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oh yeah, it is a really good game in my opinion and I am sure I will be there for the next update lol

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I had lots of fun cracking jokes while recording this game. It shows lots of potential ! 

Side note: Please make it so the player can name the articles. (It would be funny.)

Edit: This video is now out !

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Wow, thank you a lot for your feedback ! This will help us improve the game for sure !

The naming feature was removed because it was a bit confusing in the early days of the prototype, but it’s now mature enough and it will find its place in the next release since so many people asked for it. ;)

Do you mind if I include your video in the game’s page ?

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I wouldn't mind at all ! Go right ahead :D

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Yay ! Thank you A LOT !

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No problem at all !