DURHAM, N.C. – In August 1835, the New York Sun newspaper published the first in a series of articles about new life and an established civilization dwelling on Earth’s moon.
These wholly fabricated stories talked about goat people, temple-building man bats, unicorns, and two-legged beavers.
Popular journalism’s come such a long way, hasn’t it?
Knee Deep, ourindie swamp noir adventure on Steam, is both a celebration and a wake for old and new journalism – from ever-declining print newspapers to ubiquitous but often poorly sourced blogs.
Two of the game’s central characters work as reporters. Jack Bellet, a curmudgeonly print journalist, writes for the Cypress Knee Notice. Romana Teague, a flaky blogger, posts for a gossip blog called Fanrage.
During the game, players get to choose facts and spins for the stories produced as the adventure moves along.