When you first see this, it looks like someone does who just does not want their identity known, as the photos appear with a black bar across the features. However, in fact, this is a game that mixes censorship and text together in a dark moody looking game. It is safe to say that this game is going to be very frustrating, but isn’t that the sort of game that we want?
This is how the Blackbar game is played according to the designer;
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 centred around the concept of censorship. Censorship is frustrating, but the human spirit can beat that frustration by turning it into a game.
The Blackbar text game app is available to owners of iOS devices from iTunes for $2.99 (£1.99).