Playing in real time, will you risk getting caught or risk losing time?
The Occupation is a first-person, fixed-time, investigative thriller set in North West England on 24th October 1987. You play as a journalist in a detailed, systems-driven world where people react to your actions and time is your biggest enemy.
In 1987 North West England it’s a time of 80’s British pop, grand architecture and political unrest. An explosion has triggered a controversial act which threatens to erode civil liberties of the population to be rushed into place. You are tasked with investigating and questioning people on their actions from a tumultuous night which resulted in the loss of many lives.
Each person has a different account of the night’s event and you must use the tools at your disposal to get the results you need for your investigation. Will you take the most direct route at the risk of getting caught, or plan your approach carefully whilst precious time ticks by? Events happen in real-time and you must make decisions based on the evidence. You are the reporter. You decide the narrative.
“We’re delighted to be bringing The Occupation to physical retail later this year,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director at Sold Out. “It’s one of those games which grips you from the moment you start. The fact that it’s real-time is a fantastic point of difference leading to a captivating experience unlike anything else this year.”
Pete Bottomley, Co-Founder and Designer at White Paper Games adds:
“Partnering with Sold Out has been a huge opportunity for us to let even more players around the world experience our work. It’s been a long journey and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved considering we’re still a small team. We can’t wait to see how people resonate with The Occupation and we’re even more excited now that we have a release date!”
The Occupation will launch on Steam, the Humble Bundle, PS4 and Xbox One simultaneously on the 9th of October 2018. A physical version for both PS4 and Xbox One will launch the same day.
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