“Riot Control Simulator” Coming Soon to Steam PC, Consoles
In what is quite possibly the best idea for a video game ever, publisher Ultimate Games S.A. has announced Riot Control Simulator, a police management simulation game by developer Corpix Games. It’s such a great idea, in fact, that I’m genuinely ashamed that I didn’t come up with it for an April Fool’s joke post.
Riot Control Simulator is set in a democratic country beset by political unrest and teetering towards the brink of societal collapse. Players control formations of riot control police who can hold positions, infiltrate rioting crowds, and arrest the key instigators behind the turmoil. Your objective is to deescalate the protest before it turns
violent, erm, “super peaceful”, and you can make matters worse if you direct your officers to push back too hard.
To assist you in your mission, you will make use of a variety of gear and non-lethal weaponry, including water cannons, riot shields, batons, and tear gas.
This game has set my imagination afire with thoughts of where Corpix Games could take it. If nothing else, I hope there are multiple difficulty settings with easy labeled as “mostly peaceful” mode. Or should that be the hardest setting? Hurm…
It should go without saying that the mods for Riot Control Simulator will be insane. Certainly crowds filled with rioters donning buffalo headdresses or carrying AntiFa flags with communist slogans are a given, but how long before someone the mod community add Kyle Rittenhouse into the game?
There is no confirmed release date for Riot Control Simulator, though it was announced as “coming soon” to Steam PC and unnamed consoles. I wonder how the Sony censors will approach it if Ultimate Games submits the game for a PlayStation release?
In the meantime, you can check out the latest trailer below, followed by the official breakdown of Riot Control Simulator taken from the game’s Steam page:
Your daily job is to keep the people of this city safe, above all, protests happen now and then. This time, however, something is different. The country is changing, and people are taking to the streets. When frustration grows, the whole country might suffer. Protests are already happening in every major city. Do you think you can stop it? Despite the dictatorship, you still have a job to do. After all, the law is the law.
Taking control of the raging crowd is a difficult task. Aggression leads to more hostility, and if you overdo it, the whole masses will fight back. Molotov cocktails, stones, and batons will be an enormous threat to you, while shield and helmet can save your life. The authorities want to suppress the riots at all costs.
You have heavy vehicles and crowd-breaking gear at your disposal. Nothing seems to stop protesters’ zeal more than a stream of water from a water cannon. As a last resort, you can even call in a tank to restore order. Wait a sec! Isn’t it too much?
Be smart and use tactics while planning your next moves. A compact formation can easily restrict the movement of people or capture aggressive ones and arrest them. Use provocation and infiltrate the crowd to catch riot leaders.
Will you be a pawn of the government?
– many cities to bring peace
– moral decisions to take
– extensive selection of crowd pacification equipment
– ability to control heavy equipment
– formations and tactics
Source: Niche Gamer
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