German developer Aesir Interactive and publisher astragon Entertainment are patrolling the streets with the early access release of Police Simulator: Patrol Officers. Supported with a game-grant of the German funding body FilmFernsehFonds Bayern the simulation project puts players in the role of a police officer in a fictional city the United States.
Set in the fictional metropolis of Brighton, USA, players are asked to protect law and order. Players can choose from 8 different characters and take on the role of a male or female police officer. In this role, one will go on patrol in the first city district. Starting in the neighborhood of North Point, players will collect shift points and duty stars by completing their patrols and shifts which will unlock four more neighborhoods, new tasks, and equipment.
Initially one’s patrol will be walking the beat. Players will look out for parking offenders, speeders, and suspicious persons. When completing tasks, one will want to adhere to the rules of law as police misconduct or violence will result in the loss of shift points and even termination. With good work and performance, players can get behind the wheel of their first patrol car. The city of Brighton offers a varied urban landscape that creates an authentic complex city simulation experience.
With the early access release, players are also asked to contribute their ideas and wishes to the ongoing development of the game in the coming weeks and months. An official roadmap has been published on the Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Trello board. Information about the future content planned for the game is listed on the roadmap and gamers are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite features. The game is being developed on Unreal Engine 4 and will feature monthly updates during the early access phase. Cooperative multiplayer will be added later in the development process.
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is available in early access on Windows PC through Steam for $24.99 USD. An early access 10% off launch promotion runs until June 24, 2021. For more information about Police Simulator: Patrol Officers follow @PolSimulator on Twitter or visit the game’s website at patrol-officers.com.
astragon Entertainment (@astragon_games Twitter) is an independent German game publisher located in Duesseldorf since 2019. Founded in July, 2020 the then Hagen based company began its journey to assemble a diverse portfolio of high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator or Bus Simulator.
Aesir Interactive (@AesirInteractiv Twitter) is a German development studio based in Munich. The company employs over 35 passionate designers, artists, and programmers. Using the Unreal Engine, Aesir uses its diverse team to craft memorable experiences through elegance, discipline, and excellence.
FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (@FFFBayern Twitter) provides funding for story and project development, production of feature and television films, cinemas, and video games among other media productions. In addition to its funding activities, FFF Bayern is involved in extensive consulting and information services for the film, television, and games industry.