Open up, Mac gamers, This is the Police
Nothing but good can come from stories involving the police; just ask Colin Kaepernick! Of course, he’s not protesting games, so we’ll stand up (or sit down) to let you know the strategy/adventure game This is the Police from developer Weappy Studio and published by the newly dubbed THQ Nordic is now available in the Mac App Store.
This Is the Police is a decidedly dark strategy/adventure game set in a city “spiraling the drain,” because I think having a corrupt city somehow makes it easier to have corrupt cops. You play as Police Chief Jack Boyd, who’s rapidly nearing retirement. His mission is to make $500,000 before then. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice stack of bills, or will he end up broken…or worse?
This kind of sounds like a movie I used to watch. If he only needed $300,000, he could just look under a big W. But no. This Is the Police is all about the dark story and how you react to it. Your choices will influence the game and affect the fate of Jack Boyd. The Chief of Freeburg’s Police Department deals with all kind of people. It is up to you to find the bad guys, and decide how to deal with them:
- Carry out your duties. As head of Freeburg PD, Jack deals with all sorts of challenges every day: responding to emergencies, managing his officers, defending the department against City Hall and a corrupt mayor, and much more.
- Solve Investigations and gather evidence against the criminal gangs of Freeburg.
- Deal with the competing powers of the city. Everyone offers you favors, and each one comes at a price.
Jack Boyd’s story is rich and fully voiced. In fact, he’s played by Jon St. John, the voice of Duke Nukem. I wonder how many Army of Darkness quotes will work their way into the script.