Author Topic: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker  (Read 8381 times)

Offline Chiko

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014, 06:00:27 pm »
This suggestion reminds me of the news ticker in the upper left side of the screen in Plague Inc:

It would be cool if something like this could be in the game. It could go from random news to usable information like "UFO spotted in the outskirts of [City Name]" and the other examples mentioned in this thread.

Offline Sturm

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2014, 02:06:20 pm »
"Village massacred in COUNTRY on DATE" (small ship alien terror mission)
"Family abducted in COUNTRY on DATE"
"Large UFOs spotted landing in COUNTRY on DATE"
News could have multi-hour/multi day delays.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2014, 09:28:02 am »
It might be fun to play up a large element of propaganda/conspiracy in these reports.
So, stuff like 'government reforms sparks disobedience in X'
'Social media shut down in Y'
'Military coup in Z'

It's a fun little mind game to play with real-life headlines. If you read something like 'airliner disappears'....must be aliens!
'Sinkholes swallow house in S America'.....molemen. etc etc.

Perhaps as the war gets more 'hot' you could have the news becoming more and more factual as it becomes harder to hide things. Perhaps more erratic as official channels get sidelined by reports from the man on the street.