1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an adventure interactive drama video game. Players control Reza Shirazi—an aspiring photojournalist who returns to Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. Throughout the game, players are presented with the ability to interact with their surroundings, including crowds of people on strike, and a homeless mother and her infant child. Upon interaction, players are frequently prompted to take photographs of the selected person or event using Reza's camera. Menus appear on screen, comparing the in-game photograph to real images of the event taken by photographer Michel Setboun. Players also collect tapes throughout the game, featuring the speeches of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini.