Aesir Interactive and astragon Entertainment have announced their new police simulator project : Patrolling, scheduled for release on Steam later this spring. Police Simulator : Uniforms is described as a true police simulator in which the player wears the badge of an American police officer, male or female, and patrols the first police precinct and the five blocks of a bustling American city.
The game is being developed with a development grant from the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, and the retail price of the game is set at $24.99. Before knowing more, discover the game’s trailer below:
Police Simulator : Originally, Patrolmen planned to launch the game in early access. After that, the game should be updated regularly based on feedback from players and police fans. The aim of the game is to paint a realistic picture of a patrolman in a fictional town in America called Brighton. At the beginning of the game, the first quarter of the introductory districts are shown. As players perform well and impress their bosses, they also unlock additional districts for themselves.
Each of the five neighborhoods will be very detailed, and there will be lots of pedestrians and cars. This represents the complexity of a real city and also means a lot of work for the patrolman. As the game spends more time in early access, it will expand to include two more districts and ten blocks. You can choose your character from eight different offices, and as you progress through the game you unlock more and more features.
As you work, you’ll earn mission points that turn into service stars to unlock new neighborhoods, districts, and police cars. During your shift, your duties will include parking enforcement, accident registration, and enforcement of traffic violations such as speeding or crossing. From time to time you will also encounter wanted suspects, which will result in a police chase.
As a police officer, you must also behave appropriately and lawfully towards citizens. The conduct point system will track all abuse of power in the game, and if you are found guilty of abuse of power, you will be judged according to the department’s code of conduct, and if you are found guilty, your badge will be revoked and you will be fired. The game will also feature a more relaxed casual game mode, where players can get clues and blow off a lot more steam than in the simulation mode of the main game.
The main features of the first version are
- Parking Enforcement – Situational Parking Fines and/or towing for parking against the flow of traffic, exceeding parking time and violating parking restrictions. Fines may also be imposed on cars parked with expired license plates.
- Pedestrian Violations – When a pedestrian endangers themselves and others (for example, by ignoring a red light at an intersection), officers must intervene. Brighton’s streets and sidewalks are also infested with litter.
- Traffic Accidents – The different types of accidents that can develop dynamically from traffic accidents require different actions by officials. This includes calling an ambulance, interviewing witnesses, drug and alcohol testing, etc. Players should always follow the flow of traffic.
- Speed Control – Measuring the speed of moving vehicles by standing at the side of the road with a radar gun or by using a speedometer in a police vehicle. Issue tickets if necessary.
- Search and seizure of wanted suspects – From time to time, the police call center provides information on wanted suspects. A person matching the call center description may be found on patrol. An important part of the investigation is interviewing witnesses, as they can provide valuable information about the suspect.
- Traffic Management – Patrolling in a police car gives the player a new perspective on traffic and the streets of Brighton. Use the sirens to avoid other vehicles or force them to stop.
To help you, a crime map is available to give you an overview of the different areas and neighbourhoods where you can track the increase in crime and identify where a stronger police presence is needed and where it is not. For the future, the developer has announced new features, such as a cooperative multiplayer mode for the game, which can be great fun to play with a friend or family member. The Steam page for the game is now live, and you can add it to your wishlist if you want.
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