A moral choice strategy adventure game from Weappy Studio, This Is the Police is releasing on PC, Mac, and Linux this summer, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions following “soon after,” publisher EuroVideo Medien announced today.
Successfully Kickstarted last year, and in the final stages of development, This is the Police sees you playing as Jack Boyd (voiced by Jon St. John of Duke Nukem), who is fired from his job as Chief of Police and given 180 days to leave. As the description reveals, you’ll use those 180 days to put $500,000 into your account by any means necessary:
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.
This Is the Police will be playable at PAX East from April 22 – 24.