Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Launch Trailer Released for White Paper Games' "The Occupation"

White Paper Games is a small, Manchester-based UK games studio, develpers of Ether One, which currently sits at an 82 Metacritic scopre for PC. The company's latest creation, The Occupation, is being marketed as a real-time thriller, which makes it a clock-watching experience that unflods in real time - as much hours pass in the real life is as many hours pass in the game world. This is sure to bring about some interesting tension to the game, as events unfolding in real time means that every decision is going to be a sort of a snapshot one. Multiple story outcomes result from this branching narrative, with politically driven, mature themes and a complex narrative web of truths, lies and accidents.

Environments are non-linear in nature, taking inspiration from Deus Ex, Dishonored and Prey in the way they're designe to be approached according to gamers' ingenuity. Your job as reporter is to investigate a series of events, a fully interactive briefcase inventory to store anything that might be pertinent to the invetsigation (it remains to be seen if juggling inventory space is a mechanic as well), a high-tech watch with an alarm and timer for remembering important meetings (ah, so if this is like the real world, remember not to arrive late... or maybe if you do arrive late there are other events unfolding?). This seems one of the more interesting, low profile releases in this early 2019, so take a look at the launch trailer and see fi it, as a good British would say, "strikes your fancy". Remember: you decide the narrative.
Sources: White Paper Games, via DSO Gaming
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6 Comments on Launch Trailer Released for White Paper Games' "The Occupation"

#1
NdMk2o1o
It should be tickles your fancy :D
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I did nazi this coming.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
I’ve picked it up on GOG already. I may give it a try today. The concept of real world time being game time, and having set deadlines to investigate for the newspaper is interesting!
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Vayra86
rtwjunkie
I’ve picked it up on GOG already. I may give it a try today. The concept of real world time being game time, and having set deadlines to investigate for the newspaper is interesting!
Had a feeling this was one for your collection ;)
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Vayra86
Had a feeling this was one for your collection ;)
Yeah, I get intrigued by these kind of games in between more action-oriented ones. I love to keep my mind active! I’m posting an update on What are You Playing about it.
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