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Blackbar is a mysterious and befuddling game about deciphering censorship to discover the narrative and message beneath it.
What's NewA few spelling errors have been corrected and a couple of the puzzles have new acceptable answers.
App Description"Blackbar is a brilliant game." â€”Ron Gilbert
"Its allegories are smart, and its approach to story-telling on touch-devices is just as well. 4.5/5" â€”TouchArcade
"Taut and intelligent. 8/10" â€”Eurogamer
"A political statementâ€”a super fun one. I _______ love this _______ game." â€”Loren Brichter
"Awesome and totally unexpected." â€”Shaun Inman
Blackbar is a text game: a sci-fi story of a dystopian future told through the medium of word puzzles. Reminiscent of text adventures and interactive fiction, it has a unique mechanic centered around the concept of censorship. Censorship is frustrating, but the human spirit can beat that frustration by turning it into a game.
You'll pick up Blackbar instantly; however, its challenges will keep you searching, thinking, and trying for days.
"An ingenious puzzle game that critiques censorship" â€”Fast Company
"The humor is black, the puzzles go from simple to truly challenging, and the story is top-notch." â€”Gamemoir
"Playing Blackbar is Like High School English Class, And I Love It." â€”Kotaku
"Wonderfully written and does a fantastic job of pulling you into a not entirely unrealistic tale." â€”Gizmodo
"Well-written and entertaining, with just a touch of a deeper message to hit a few concepts home. Just plain awesome." â€”JayIsGames
September 25, 2013 New version 1.0.1
August 23, 2013 Initial Release