Mighty Morgan announced that as their Kickstarter for Police Stories begins to wrap up, they’re offering gamers an opportunity to get a small taste of what they’re gunning for with the gritty police action-drama via a free alpha demo.
They tested and released the alpha version, which features a lot of the core mechanics of the game. If they’re successful with the Kickstarter – and it looks like they’ve just surpassed the $25,000 mark as of the writing of this article – they plan on finishing up the design and releasing the game before 2017 is out.
So what is Police Stories about? The game features two cops who go on a series of high-risk missions where shooting first and asking later is completely out of the question. In order to advance through certain missions it may require information, or a number of suspects to interrogate. If you go in killing all the perps in sight you’ll just end up with a lot of body bags and a ton of paperwork.
Unlike other first-person shooter games out there, Police Stories centers around using stealth, tactics and some measure of police procedure in apprehending perps. You can fire off warning shots to get some armed suspects to drop their weapons, or threaten hostile suspects to drop their weapons before you put them down for good.
The game also encourages players to attempt to arrest as many wrongdoers as possible. Of course, if you want to pretend to be an all-American cop and shoot unarmed suspects in the back and then make up a report about the guy reaching for your tazer, you can also do that, too.
Police Stories has received quite a bit of support from the community and looks like a really solid tactical shooter. Fans of the old SWAT 4 game also have their interests piqued in the title.
If you want to support the cause as the Kickstarter wraps up you can do so by visiting the official Kickstarter page. Alternatively, if you want to grab the free demo you can sign-up and download the demo from over on the official website.