“Freeze! This Is the Police!” (Video)
To celebrate their publishing partnership, Weappy Studio and EuroVideo Medien have released a new story trailer for moral choice strategy adventure game This Is the Police. The game is set to release this summer as a digital download for PC, Mac and Linux. Console versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will follow soon after.
Imagine you’ve served as the head of a Police Department for decades. Put yourself in danger, did your duty, stayed an honest cop. And then you get a simple letter from the City’s mayor, saying “Thank you. You are fired. Please leave in 180 days.” The response to this from This Is the Police’s not-so-selfless-hero Jack Boyd to this is equally as simple: “To hell with it!”
Players take on the role of Jack Boyd and have to decide how they spend his last 180 days as Freeburg City’s retiring Chief of Police. Jack has one clear target: $500,000 needs to be in his account before he leaves the office. It’s up to the player what methods Jack uses to achieve this; cooperate with the Mafia? Take bribes? Sell confiscated weapons? Jack will have to find his way between balancing between the daily routine as Chief and making money without getting into trouble.
After its successful Kickstarter campaign last year, This Is the Police is in its final steps of development, with the feedback of hundreds of backers who took part in the Alpha testing as well as from appearances at consumer shows like EGX Rezzed.
Jack Boyd will be brilliantly voiced by the incomparable Jon St. John (best known for his role as Duke Nukem).
This Is the Police will be out this summer as a digital download for PC, Mac and Linux. Console versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will follow soon after.
About This Game
Dive into a deep story of corruption, crime and intrigues. You are taking the role of gritty Police Chief Jack Boyd – you’ll come face to face with the ugly underbelly of Freeburg, a city spiraling the drain. Will Jack see his retirement with a nice sum of money waiting to be spend or will he end up broken … or even worse?
Immerse yourself in a controversial tale of corruption, crime, and political intrigue. Manage your staff, respond to emergencies, and investigate crimes in a city on the brink of chaos. The mafia underworld maneuvers behind the scenes, sinking their claws ever deeper into the city, even as the mayor is ready to exploit every situation to his political advantage.
Choose your approach to each situation as it unfolds. Sometimes you’ll be responding to a developing crisis at a crime scene, or negotiating with Freeburg’s crime bosses. Sometimes you’ll find yourself dodging questions in the press room, or even the occasional cross-examination in the witness box. Can you keep this pressure cooker from exploding, at least for long enough to stash away a nice retirement nest egg? Or will you land yourself behind bars — or worse?
◾Your mission is clear: Make 500.000$ in 180 days, before Jack Boyd goes to retirement. How? Up to you!
◾Decisions, decisions, decisions – This Is the Police is all about a dark story and how you react to it. Whatever you decide, it will influence your game – and the fate of Jack Boyd.
◾The Good, the Bad … the Ugly? The Chief of Freeburg’s Police Department is dealing with all kind of people. It is up to you, to sort out the bad boys.
◾Follow your duties: As head of Freeburg PD, Jack has to take care of the daily routine – responding to emergencies, managing his officers, fighting for budget …
◾Start and solve Investigations and get evidence against the criminal gangs in Freeburg.
◾Deal with the different powers of the city: The Mayor, the Mafia, the Church, the Labor Union: everyone offers you a favor, but everything has its price …
◾Rich and fully voice acted story: Jack Boyd is portrayed by the glorious Jon St. John (aka the voice of Duke Nukem).