If you're like any other gamer out there then you've had dreams of being a political journalist in the 80's telling the story of the most recent terrorist attack that has happened. No? Well if that seems like something you want then you need to have a look The Occupation as it has just been announced and gives us just that. This would also be the next title that White Paper Games is working on for us. Even if the basic premise doesn't seem to sound like your style, give The Occupation a moment as it is still in the early stage of development and looks to mix up the branching narrative we are all used to in so many other titles out.
So far, The Occupation only has the following trailer and a little bit of description. What sounds the most interesting here is the fact that all of the game's choices and story are to take place in real-time. That can be taken many ways of course, but the way I am reading it all is that the game's event will always be flowing and if you opt to take too long on something then you miss out. All of which to ultimately affect the overall narrative of the story. Then again, maybe it is just me. None the less, it all sounds like something that is truly fixed in the current state of affairs pretty well.
Have a look at The Occupation as we have it now. Currently there are no platforms listed for the game, nor is there even a release window. Not too surprising at this moment, but it is something to keep an eye out for in the near future. The trailer does make the game look like it is much further along than just being announced.
The Occupation — Announce Trailer
A terrorist attack has left 23 dead & has become a catalyst for the creation of The Union Act. A controversial act which threatens the civil liberties of the British population.
The day is October 24th 1987 and the next four hours will determine the outcome of the act and the future of the country. Events happen in real-time and you must make decisions based on the evidence surrounding you.
Is the cost of an extreme action outweighed by the cause of the greater good?
You are the reporter. You decide the narrative.
What do you think about The Occupation as it stands so far? Does the idea sound appealing to you or will it be a narrative driven game you'll be skipping out on? Do you think that we will see many different endings to all of it or will it be the usual good/bad kind of thing here? Let us know down in the comments and then discuss. As we learn more for The Occupation, we will have it all here for you. Keep checking in to the site here to make sure you are completely up to date on this title and all the others still to come.