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This ministry merely asks for you to donate your time to their game show, every day for the rest of your life.

Ministry of Broadcast devs give a progress update on the Switch version, still aiming for a Spring 2020 release

A little bit of patience needed

Ministry of Broadcast is available now for PC, but Switch owners still have some time to wait. In an interview with Gamasutra, developers Petr Škornok and Dušan Cezek explain how far along the Switch version is.

Petr: We had a really nice experience porting to the Nintendo Switch, which was surprising because the Nintendo Switch export was kind of new. It was still in beta just recently. But it worked fine.

Dušan: Now we need to finish the Switch version. It’s going to be out in early spring. And we are now producing the boxes with the publisher. We are going to have a collectible edition with a steel box and a regular one.

Ministry of Broadcast Retail Release Coming To Switch This April

Broadcasting a retail release to the world

February 3, 2020 — PM Studios and acttil are excited to announce that story-driven, personality-packed action game Ministry of Broadcast will release on Nintendo Switch on April 28 in physical form, and will retail for $39.99! To bring even more excitement to the fans of Ministry of Broadcast, PM Studios and acttil have created a special preorder package – the Steelbook Edition! All preorders of Ministry of Broadcast will come with a customized Steelbook packaged in an O-sleeve! Fans of the game don’t want to miss this chance to get the Steelbook Edition for the same price as the Standard Edition -- just $39.99!

About Ministry of Broadcast

Ministry of Broadcast embodies the spirit of classic cinematic platformers, where players need finely tuned run-and-jump reflexes as well as a healthy aversion to falling from deadly heights. To earn your freedom and reunite with your family, you must guide our hero through a series of Arenas, which are under the ever-present gaze of the Regime's electric eye.

Each hazardous, decaying environment houses an array of obstacles that you must navigate—leg-shattering drops (hope you're not scared of heights), flaming trash barrels (with extra fire and extra stench), inconveniently located spike pits (naturally), dangling steel beams (watch for the rusty bits)—but that's nothing compared to the fates of the poor souls you'll meet along the way...

Key Features

Cinematic Platforming: Run, jump, climb, and smash your way through each Arena while events unfold around you. Much of the story is revealed through seamlessly integrated animation sequences, environment details, or NPCs dropping bits of dialogue and you sneak, dive, and dodge around them.

Environmental HUD: Instead of a screen cluttered with distracting indicators, minimaps, and HP bars overlaying the action, all the information the player will need is incorporated directly into the environment. Important hints and clues are subtly incorporated into the game's art, so players will need a keen eye if they want to get through each Arena unscathed.

Puzzle Solving: You'll need to use your wits, and sometimes a dash of ruthlessness, to advance through each deadly Arena. Much of the puzzle-solving requires you to interact directly with the environment; use your own momentum to move platforms, find and flip the right levers, and maybe sacrifice an NPC or two in order to get across an extra spiky pit.

Story and Personality: The game features a heavy dose of impish humor, grade-A sarcasm, and comic mischief, balanced against the dark, heavy themes of a thoroughly dystopian world.

Ministry of Broadcast gets a new trailer

Spring 2020 for Switch

Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. A country divided by The Wall; to cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.

This may be the 'Available Now' trailer for Ministry of Broadcast, but that's not the case on Switch. The title won't come to Nintendo's platform until sometime in Spring 2020.

Ministry of Broadcast gets another Japanese trailer

A narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer

Ministry of Broadcast was confirmed for Switch release in Japan a few days back, and now a second trailer promoting the game has come out. We still don't know when the game is releasing, but hopefully we can share official details soon.

Ministry of Broadcast gets another Japanese trailer

Broadcasting to the world

Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. A country divided by The Wall; to cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.

Hitcents’ Ministry of Broadcast: An Orwell-Inspired Cinematic Platformer, Comes to Switch on Jan. 30th, 2020

The absurd reality TV show starts this month

Hitcents is bringing fake news, reality TV drama and families divided by a wall with its upcoming release of Ministry of Broadcast. In this 2D platformer, players fight for their lives in an absurd reality TV show sponsored by a controlling Regime.

News Facts

Price and Platform: The game is releasing January 30, 2020, for $14.99 on Steam (offering a 10% discount the week of launch) and through the Utomik PC gaming subscription platform. In Spring, it will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch (digital and retail).

About the Developer: The game is developed by Ministry of Broadcast Studios, a group split between the Czech Republic and Serbia. Motivated by their own lives in Eastern Europe and some of the absurdities they’ve seen and experienced, the group created a game offering a satirical examination of prevalent sociopolitical issues - groupthink, privacy, fake news, consumerism, and more.

Awards: Ministry of Broadcast has been nominated and won several awards for its unique gameplay and art at Indiecade (Santa Monica, CA), Game Connection (Paris), and Game Access (Brno, Czech Republic).

Inspiration: In the spirit of classics such as Prince of Persia (1989) and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Ministry of Broadcast revives the gameplay of classic cinematic platformers where players need nimble run-and-jump reflexes to avoid mortal dangers, and a sharp mind to discern the real-life parallels.

Orwellian Influence: No other narrative-driven cinematic platformer so adequately represents the current cultural zeitgeist; Ministry of Broadcast is the hybrid manifestation of Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV, and the release is perfectly timed to honor the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s death.

Story and Gameplay

The Wall divides both a country in two, and a man from his family. To see them again, the game’s ginger-haired protagonist has become a contestant on “The Wall Show”, a Regime-organized TV show allowing competitors the opportunity to escape to freedom on the other side. However, as he progresses from day to day, the contestant soon realizes exactly how the Regime and the show operate. To reach freedom and family, you must lead the protagonist through each of the Arenas while under the ever-watchful lens of the Regime. Encounter the requisite variety of hazardous, dilapidated obstacles (leg-shattering drops, flaming barrels of garbage, inconveniently placed spike pits, hanging steel beams) along the way, but bear in mind: the promise of freedom is not exactly what it seems. The realization that truth is interpreted by those who would share it hangs heavy on your mind. What, or who, do you sacrifice?

Ministry of Broadcast seeing release in Japan

Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. A country divided by The Wall; to cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.

PLAYISM has confirmed that Ministry of Broadcast is going to see Switch release in Japan. The game will release later this year, and will be on display at TGS 2019.

Ministry of Broadcast - more footage

A country divided by The Wall. To cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.

Indie Puzzle-Platformer "Ministry of Broadcast" Coming to Switch Early 2020, Retail Release Confirmed

No relation to the Ministry of Silly Walks

LOS ANGELES, CA., June 6, 2019 — PM Studios and acttil are thrilled to announce that story-driven, personality-packed action game Ministry of Broadcast will release on Nintendo Switch early next year in physical format!

About Ministry of Broadcast

"Ministry of Broadcast" embodies the spirit of classic cinematic platformers, where players need finely tuned run-and-jump reflexes as well as a healthy aversion to falling from deadly heights. To earn your freedom and reunite with your family, you must guide our hero through a series of Arenas, which are under the ever-present gaze of the Regime's electric eye.

Each hazardous, decaying environment houses an array of obstacles that you must navigate—leg-shattering drops (hope you're not scared of heights), flaming trash barrels (with extra fire and extra stench), inconveniently located spike pits (naturally), dangling steel beams (watch for the rusty bits)—but that's nothing compared to the fates of the poor souls you'll meet along the way...

Key Features

Cinematic Platforming: Run, jump, climb, and smash your way through each Arena while events unfold around you. Much of the story is revealed through seamlessly integrated animation sequences, environment details, or NPCs dropping bits of dialogue and you sneak, dive, and dodge around them.

Environmental HUD: Instead of a screen cluttered with distracting indicators, minimaps, and HP bars overlaying the action, all the information the player will need is incorporated directly into the environment. Important hints and clues are subtly incorporated into the game's art, so players will need a keen eye if they want to get through each Arena unscathed.

Puzzle Solving: You'll need to use your wits, and sometimes a dash of ruthlessness, to advance through each deadly Arena. Much of the puzzle-solving requires you to interact directly with the environment; use your own momentum to move platforms, find and flip the right levers, and maybe sacrifice an NPC or two in order to get across an extra spiky pit.

Story and Personality: The game features a heavy dose of impish humor, grade-A sarcasm, and comic mischief, balanced against the dark, heavy themes of a thoroughly dystopian world.

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