1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game 17+

iNK Stories

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 266 Ratings
    • $4.99



WINNER - Facebook Game of the Year, 2017

A real life revolution erupts and you play as a photojournalist...in Tehran, Iran.

**Winner of Grand Jury Prize at IndieCade ‘16, Official Selection of The PAX 10, Game of the Year Finalist by TIGA, BEST OF E3 Nominee by IGN, People’s Choice Finalist by FoST, Medal Winner at Serious Play Awards.**

“1979 Sets a New Path for Games”—Washington Post
“This Game is Something Momentous in the History of this Medium”—Rami Ismail at IndieCade
"A Great Story with Even Greater Characters"—IGN
"A Gripping Adventure"—WIRED
"Experience the Complex Forces that Drive a Revolution"—VICE NEWS

Based on real stories from Iran between 1978-1981. In this cinematic adventure game you navigate this momentous revolution with only two weapons: your camera and your morality. You play as Reza, a photojournalist, where you get caught up by two opposing sides of the revolution. The fates of those around you hinge on the consequences of your choices.

Unlike anything you’ve played before, 1979 Revolution immerses players into a moving and engaging experience where a documentary and a game come together.

Now available to play in English, Farsi, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Turkish

How do you play? What are the features?

CINEMATIC - A rich interactive filmic experience.
MAKE CHOICES - Change the outcome and the fates of others within this branching story.
LEARN - Discover and unlock over eighty unique stories about Iran and the revolution: social customs, political and historical insights, home movies, graffitis, photos, and more.
TAKE PHOTOS - Compare your photos to actual archival pictures.
EXPLORE - Discover Iran and the world of revolution as never experienced in video games before.
TRUE STORIES - Based on first person testimonies from Iranian freedom fighters, witnesses and imprisoned enemies of the state which helped define the 21st Century.

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

-Localization now available for: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Turkish, & Farsi.
-Replay Kit added for supported iOS devices - Capture video of your play straight to your device's photo library and share in seconds.
-Improved APK tracking.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Bibbowski ,

Brilliant, authentic, emotional

I'm a history buff and a hardcore gamer. From the opening moments of the first chapter, 1979 Revolution is one of the best, most immersive historical narratives I've ever enjoyed. I put it in the same category as VALIANT HEARTS; these games excel as games AND history AND cultural commentary. Player choices lead to surprising outcomes that challenge our moral assumptions and demand a second play through. In short, 1979 Revolution is a work of art, and in my humble opinion, a masterpiece at that. The games industry needs more globally relevant work like this. Cheers to the creators at iNK Stories for bringing this morally challenging, emotionally charged vision of the recent past to life.

slim_kt ,

What A TellTale Game Would Be If Choices Truly Mattered

I've had this game sitting on my phone for months now because I wanted to dedicate my full attention to it. I'm glad I waited. Not only is the game look and feel good, the plot line based on real events is rock solid. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time even though I was controlling the protagonist. I smiled at memories and cried at tough decisions I had made. It's so thorough, I'm extremely excited to see what will happen in playthroughs with different choices. Hands down, the best game I have played on this platform.

lolo713 ,

All around great game 10 out of 10 for real!

I love the concept and story. It feels like your in a movie. I love how the game is built around real history and how the history is incorporated into the game. Great graphics. I can tell a lot of time went in to making this game. It should get way more recognition than it has gotten! So glad I came across it and decided to purchase it! Try it you will love it too!

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