Good cop/bad cop -- which one are you?
How would you spend your last six months on the job?
Are you a fan of those procedural cop dramas, like Law and Order? If so, you might be interested in this video game that's calling itself a "moral choice strategy adventure game" titled This is the Police.
The game is set to release this summer as a digital download for PC, Macintosh and Linux. Console versions for Xbox One and PS4 will follow soon after.
The makers describe it this way: "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. Would youcooperate 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.
A trailer for the game is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_37TVxEuESo.