There’s a tech crackdown going on in Iran right now. Now, with the release of "1979 Revolution: Black Friday," the crackdown has spread to the gaming sectoron on this page.
The game’s title comes from a massacre that took place in Tehran’s Jaleh Square (later on relabelled Martyrs Square) on Sept. 8, 1978. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s military fired on protesters for breaking martial law, eliminating scores of people. This moment in Iranian history is seen as the moment of truth for the shah. In "Black Friday," the protagonist is an ambitious photojournalist named Reza who needs to make life-altering decisions to endure the streets as insurrection breaks out against the Iranian monarch. The game progresses in a choose-your-own-adventure style that enables players to browse the 1979 Iranian transformation as it unfolds. Believe "The Walking Dead" video game series with a historic twist.