By Aaron Evangelisti / January 15th, 2020
Not Tonight is a politically satirical management game from PanicBarn and No More Robots that looks very similar to 2013’s Papers, Please. It first came out in 2018 on Steam, and now will be making it’s way to the Nintendo Switch very soon.
In Not Tonight you assume the role of a doorman at various clubs and events around a post-Brexit Britain, checking IDs, guest lists, and showing unruly patrons the door before things get out of hand. Meanwhile, a new tyrannical government has taken charge and a resistance is growing in Britain’s underbelly and the player may choose to help said resistance or not. If you do your job well you will be rewarded with a fat payslip that can be used to upgrade your apartment, clothing and equipment. If you enjoyed Papers, Please this will likely be up your alley. Be sure to checkout the trailer:
Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition launches on Nintendo Switch January 31st for $24.99 USD. (or £19.14 for the folks across the pond.) This version of the game includes the One Love DLC which adds an additional chapter as well as new gameplay elements and locations. Checkout the press release below for more information:
January 15, 2020
“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: Take Back Control Edition, the politically-charged satirical game set in a post-Brexit version of Britain, will launch on Nintendo Switch on January 31 for $24.99 — just in time for Brexit!
Developed by PanicBarn and published by No More Robots, this anti-Brexit 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?
Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition is a special version of the game for Nintendo Switch, that brings together the original Not Tonight, with the new One Love DLC, contining the story through one extra chapter and featuring new gameplay elements and locations.
Not Tonight will launch on Nintendo Switch on January 31, the day that the United Kingdom leaves the EU, and Brexit officially begins.
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