Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download



Story file for playing online
The latest version of the story, compiled with WebUI. To play online, please click the Play Online button above.
Play on the Internet with a browser, or download for use with a TADS Web UI-compatible interpreter - visit www.tads.org for interpreter downloads.
Offline story file
The latest version of the story; intended to be used with your favorite TADS compatible interpreter.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 3 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Fake News

by Mike Sousa profile

Humor
2017

(based on 7 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

I had enough fake news clouding my head even before remembering the words of Zobra the Seer, that today I would encounter great peril, end up in the news, and discover the fate of my great-grandparents. Get out, Zobra. I just want to head to the Algarve for some R&R.

P.S.

Contrary to popular belief, this story is not about President Trump, is not pro-Trump nor is it political. I used the story name of Fake News before it was solely associated with President Trump. It's just a fun story, so go ahead and enjoy. ;)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 5C036A02-2D8E-459C-A50F-16C74FDF0E15
TUID: pjvpa5u0sej5enyf

Awards

31st Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(0)
4 star:
(3)
3 star:
(3)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(1)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A humorous collection of vignettes based on fake news, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
I beta tested this game, and I found it very funny.

Mike Sousa has written many past IF games, and the polish of this game is testament to his experience.

This game is tied together by various real-life newspaper headlines. You are having a pretty crazy day, and you hop from sequence to sequence trying to deal with mistaken identities and rogue celebrities.

There isn't a lot of direct interactivity in the traditional sense, but there's a lot of room to play around in each scene, with plenty of coded actions.

If you enjoyed Fake News...

Related Games

People who like Fake News also gave high ratings to these games:

Surface, by Geoff Moore
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
A Spring Thing 2014 entry. Surface should play in all modern browsers, however Chrome and Safari are recommended as text and image fades may not display properly in other browsers.

Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (64 ratings)
A murder most foul has been committed and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. You are his dog.

Thanksgiving, by Hannah Powell-Smith
Average member rating: (12 ratings)
You're twenty-one. It's dark in here. Thanksgiving is a story game about being an anxious student with secrets, meeting your boyfriend's folks for the first time. And being Judged. Play in your browser on most devices.

Suggest a game

Links




This is version 7 of this page, edited by Mike Sousa on 28 April 2020 at 12:31pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item