The Manchester based indie studio, White Paper Games, have revealed that you can become the reporter in their first-person, fixed-time thriller The Occupation on 9th October via digital stores and there will be physical versions released on the same day too!

The Occupation will take you all the way back to the 24th October, 1987 in the North West of England at a time when British pop and great architecture were thriving, but on the downside there’s a sense of political unrest spreading through the population. You’ll play the role of a journalist in a detailed world where people react to your actions and time is in short supply. After a deadly explosion triggers a series of events which threaten to erode the civil liberties of the people, you’re tasked with investigating what went on and questioning anyone with information regarding the event – all without being caught trying to prevent the introduction of a newly proposed act by the government.

Your decisions can influence the narrative and so you must use every ounce of information at hand in order to make the best choices. As time ticks by ever so swiftly, how will you approach the investigation to ensure you get all the evidence required?

“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.”

“Partnering with Sold Out has been a huge opportunity for us to let even more players around the world experience our work,” said Pete Bottomley, Co-Founder and Designer at White Paper Games. “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 officially launch digitally on 9th October via the Humble Store, Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles also getting a physical version, courtesy of a partnership with Sold Out, on the very same day.

Are you looking forward to travelling back to the 80s and launching your very own investigation in The Occupation? Let us know what you think of it by getting in touch on social media or in the comments below!

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