Category: This Is the Police


Finally, you can play This Is the Police in a brand-new sandbox mode: everyone who has finished the story can jump right into an endless madness. Infinite number of days, leaderboard, new randomly-generated investigations, dynamic difficulty, 200+ new crimes, and more! Survive as long as you can, and soon we’re going to find out the best police chief on the planet (or the most corrupt one).

And yes, you can rename your cops from the initial set. But try to be reasonable. Fartman Jr. isn’t a name.

Also, we know that there’s a lot of Japanese gamers interested in This Is the Police, so we are happy to announce that they can enjoy the game in their native language starting, well, right now. Have fun!


Obviously a lot of people prefer to play games in their native language, and we know that This Is the Police has a lot of fans (or wannabe-fans!) far beyond English-speaking, German-speaking and Russian-speaking countries. So we’re working on more languages, and today we’re happy to release Portuguese-Brazil and French versions! Chinese and Spanish are coming next, so stay tuned for more news!

But wait, there is more. Since the game was released in August, and only now, in October, we’re starting to add more languages (shame on us), we want to give you guys something special. So as a thank you for your incredible patience and amazing support we’ve prepared an exclusive criminal gang (which means +3 investigations) for each additional language. People playing Portuguese-Brazil version will be able to catch a gang named ‘Circo Mambembe’, and for our French-speaking players there is ’Uterus Magna’ gang (no, really, that’s how they call themselves, there is nothing we can do about it). But if you’re playing TITP in English, German or Russian, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t getting your own sweet piece of free new content: ‘Wheels of Empire’ gang is waiting for you!

Oh, and no, we didn’t forget about the sandbox mode: it’s coming very soon and, of course, going to be a free update for everyone.

Thanks again, have a nice play!


This Is the Police is finally available in all digital stores. You can go and grab your fresh copy right now! Cheers!

Steam, GOG, Humble Store.



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 during 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.

Thank you.

Ilya Yanovich
Development Lead
This Is the Police