Navid Khonsari might be best known for being the cinematic director for both Remedy and Rockstar. He worked on games like Vice City, and Max Payne. However his upcoming game is a major departure from what we’ve seen in the past. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, is a Telltale style game coming from the developer. It follows the story of a photojournalist Reza, during the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The game will attempt to take a brutal and honest look at the times. The team did their research, making sure to interview people, and doing academic research. It promises to be an emotional game.
This game is not the first time we’ve seen traditionally “nerdy” media tackle the subject. The graphic novels Persepolis also included many chapters from the Iranian Revolution. The game will be launching on April 5th NA.