Knee Deep: No hoax like the Great Moon Hoax

By August 18, 2016 Announcements No Comments
Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

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.

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