A real life revolution erupts and you play as a 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

-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

4.3 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings



Having read Persepolis and seen (and read) Argo, both of which focus on the same period of Iran's history, I was interested to see this game on the App Store. Although the player's interaction is limited, similar to "cinematic" titles like Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain, the fact that this is all based on real events makes it much more compelling to me. The comparisons provided between photos taken in the game and real images from historic archives is brilliant and brings home the reality of the situation during the revolution. Conversational details, switching from English to Farsi and back again in a single sentence, all feel very well-observed and work without leaning too heavily on subtitles.

Wooden gameplay


You basically have no real effect on anything, almost all the dialogue options get the exact same replies from npcs and the game just had you taking photos of things that it considers important. You can't just take your own pictures or chart your own path it's all on a track you have to follow and the only times you get different dialogue responses from the npcs is when you make the wrong choice and you die.



Absolutely an amazing game. Full console quality with no IAP. Runs perfectly on the iphone 7+ as well. So worth it.


2.1 GB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2016. iNK Stories LLC, Verite Games, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday and the iNK Stories logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of iNK Stories LLC.


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