This Is the Police is finally available in all digital stores. You can go and grab your fresh copy right now! Cheers!
Hello, everyone. With heavy hearts, we have to tell you about the necessity to switch the launch date of This Is the Police from July 28th to August 2nd. We know it’s an extremely dick move to break to, especially on the release date, but of course, we had a reason to do so.
Our partner EuroVideo published the update explaining everything.
Of course, we will use these additional few days for polishing. Our team really sorry that it all happened, but, please try to show understanding.
This Is the Police will be available on 2nd of August at 16:00 (UTC). Price will be £11.99, €14.99 and $14.99 (with 10% discount on the first week).
Following the recent police-related tragic events in the US, many people are asking us whether our game is trying to comment on these kinds of incidents. Is it possible to regard This Is the Police as a political statement? Do we want to expose the police as monsters, or, conversely, to exonerate them? Some are even angry that a development team from Belarus would allegedly try to criticize America. To prevent any misunderstanding, I decided to explain our position.
Of course, we, as human beings, are deeply affected by world events, whether they happened yesterday or long ago. And of course, we all have our own views on them. But as far as our game is concerned, there are three important caveats.
Firstly, This Is the Police is not based on any actual incidents, nor does it try to portray them either directly or indirectly. We are certainly talking about problems that exist in the real world, but all the characters and their actions in the game are fictional from start to finish.
Secondly, This Is the Police is not about the United States or any other individual country. We deliberately did not specify when and where the events in the game unfold — not because we were being cryptic, but because it doesn’t matter. In our understanding, the world is a seamless space. The word “geopolitics” fills us with sincere disgust, and any boundary walls and barriers, both physical and socio-cultural, drive us to depression. We believe that the problems of every individual are the problems of all mankind.
Thirdly, we do not believe that the problems discussed in the game are political in nature. A couple of times when I’ve been at protests, I’ve seen people peacefully expressing their dissatisfaction, and receiving a club in the face. Of course, the reasons why people took to the streets, and the reasons they were broken up, are directly related to policy. But that terrible moment when a person suddenly decides that he has the right to hit another person, that devastating moment when the thought enters his mind — that has no relation to governments, parties, or laws. It doesn’t matter what country or continent you’re on, your gender, sexual orientation, skin color, or religion. Because it’s not a matter of politics. It is a question of humanity. Everything else is just the scenery, no more than a fleeting context.
So This Is the Police is not a political game, but a human one. It revolves around personal desires, fear and pride, love and hatred. We are storytellers, not propagandists. We have no ready-made answers, but together we can find them. And video games — like all the other good things in this world — are here to make sure we don’t get lost.
This Is the Police
Any ideas who the hell Kevin Paulsen is?
Sorry for being so quiet lately, but we are back with the new trailer and some exciting news.
This Is the Police will be published by EuroVideo Medien and 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.
Also, check out our Steam Page. Isn’t she a beauty?
Thank you very much for your patience.
Some news, as promised.
As always, your questions are very welcome, and we’ll try to respond as quick and as detailed as possible.
Thank you again!
Guess who just got greenlit to release on Steam? This Is the Police did! Thank you guys for this awesome support, thank you for believing in us.
Today is the day! Please support us on Steam Greenlight (and tell your friends)!
Also here is our first gameplay trailer, please check it out:
We were going to post an update September 30. It’s only September 28 now, but hey, who’s counting?
1) This Is the Police is coming to Steam Greenlight next week. Be prepared!
2) We are still looking for a partner, so if you are a publisher, you like our game and you hate censorship, please contact us at email@example.com
3) No boring talks today, but a lot of game footage. Party hard. (But we are still open to answer your questions, so don’t be shy)
So, let’s watch all the pictures right here on our Kickstarter page.
Some news, guys. Weappy and Team17 aren’t working together anymore due to some disagreements. Of course this affects a lot of our plans, but the most important thing – our great desire to deliver you a good game is unchangeable.
We’ll get back to you on September 30 with some big update and a lot of game footage. Thank you very much for your support and your patience.