1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Rated E for Everyone


Civics, Politics, Racial Equality


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1979 Revolution: Black Friday


1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a choice-driven, narrative game that brings players into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse. Play as Reza, an aspiring photojournalist, and make life-and-death decisions as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970s.

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.

The choices you make will shape your experience in the Revolution and the fates of those around you — both in the present and the future. Based on real first-hand testimonies of freedom fighters, witnesses, and casualties of the revolution, which helped define the 21st Century, as well as those who were imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.