From Press Release:
MANCHESTER, August 3 2018 –
“Person of European Heritage #112: Welcome to Relocation Block B, your new home. Your designated role is ‘Bouncer’. Work hard, stay out of trouble, and we might let you stay in the UK.”
Not Tonight, the politically-charged satirical game set in a post-Brexit version of Britain, will launch on Steam on August 17 for $19.99 — and a community Brexit vote will determine the British price of the game.
This PanicBarn-developed management sim takes place in a dystopian Britain, where Brexit talks have collapsed and an extreme far-right government has taken power.
Citizens of European heritage have been rounded up and exiled. Forced out of your previous life, you find yourself in the midst of a frantic gig economy, manning the doors of pubs, clubs, festivals and parties, and fighting to scrape by and return to the city you call home.
Not Tonight is a post-Brexit management game, fusing a time-pressure RPG with a tale of dark humour where every decision matters. Will you join the resistance and fight the regime — or keep your head down and hope that one day this will all be a distant memory?
Not Tonight asks players to stand in the freezing British weather, and meticulously check IDs, manage guestlists, and stop revellers from becoming unruly.
Work hard, and your payslips will come in useful for upgrading your apartment, clothing and equipment, allowing you to prepare for anything the future of Brexit might throw at you. What lengths will you go to in order to survive in a Britain on the verge of collapse?
In the run up to launch, a Brexit vote will determine the British price of the game. The Not Tonight Discord community is currently voting on a second referendum, deciding whether they want to rejoin the EU after the previous Brexit vote, or stay out of the EU.
If they vote to stay out of the EU, the value of the pound will no doubt plummet again, leading to the game costing more money to British players. All the rules and outcomes of the vote can be found on Discord.
Not Tonight is published by No More Robots, the British publishing label behind Descenders, and developed by PanicBarn.