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


Beloved and talented voice actor John J Dick (Serious Sam) joined the cast of This Is The Police. He will voice the character named Kevin Paulsen. Any ideas who the hell Kevin Paulsen is?


Sorry for being so quiet lately, but we are back with some exciting news and the brand new trailer, which you can check out inside this post.

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?


Hi guys!
Thank you very much for your patience.
Some news, as promised.

  1. The full version of This Is the Police will be released in the first half of 2016 on PC, Mac, Linux and other platforms. Beta backers will receive the beta version of the full game at least 1 month before the actual release.
  2. December is the last month to pledge via our website. On January 1st 2016 pledge page will be taken down.
  3. All the backers (from Kickstarter and our site) will be able to play the game in January. How? Well, stay tuned for more news!
  4. Next week we are going to release a video of one of our developers playing the game and commenting its gameplay (for backers only), so you’ll have a better understanding of how This Is the Police works.

As always, your questions are very welcome, and we’ll try to respond as quick and as detailed as possible.

Thank you again!