“A truly revolutionary video game” – The New Yorker
“You’re Going to Love This” – BuzzFeed
Lakeshore Records will release 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Original Video Game Soundtrack) digitally on May 13. The album features the film’s original score by Nima Fakhrara (The Girl In The Photographs, The Signal). More soundtrack details are forthcoming!
1979 REVOLUTION: BLACK FRIDAY has already been featured in both videogame and mainstream press including NPR, BBC, Washington Post, and Time Magazine.
Ink Stories presents 1979 REVOLUTION: BLACK FRIDAY, currently available via Steam or GOG and coming soon to iOS.
The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You are Reza Shirazi, a striving photojournalist, who after studying abroad returns home to find his people in a bloodied uprising against the ruling King, the Shah. Led by your best friend, Babak, you are swept up by a web of underground activities and meet a vivid cast of characters. As the revolution tears through your country, friends and family, the fates of those around you hinge on the consequences of your choices.
1979 REVOLUTION was created by GRAND THEFT AUTO veteran Navid Khonsari and his NYC studio iNK Stories, committed to telling impact forward, edgy stories in games. Made with the support of the Sundance Institute and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Grant and IFP/Made in NY. The cast includes Navid Negahban (HOMELAND, AMERICAN SNIPER), Farshad Farahat (Argo, 300: Rise of an Empire, State of Affairs), Omid Abtahi (Hunger Games, Better Call Saul, Argo), Bobby Naderi (Fear the Walking Dead, Taqwacores), Mozhan Marno (House of Cards, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Blacklist), Nicholas Guilak (Of Gods and KingS, 24), Mary Apick (Homeland, Beneath The Veil), Fariborz David Diaan (The Brink, Stoning of Soraya, Weeds).