Here we will try to answer the most asked questions about the game. Fell free to post more questions :)
Q: When the game will be available?
A: There is no date yet. There is a lot of work to do in the game, so, do not expect this too soon. But we will put the game, probably, at some kind of alpha-funding (note that, at this stage, not all features will be in the game).
Q: Will it be free? What about the alpha version? (changed at 23/09/2013)
A: The game will have a price as any other indie game, but we still don't know how much. In the past, we were thinking to put the game, in alpha version, for free, but our strategy plan for the game and our company changed this. So, probably, we will put under some kind of alpha-funding.
Right now, we are re-writing part of the game code, this will delay a little bit more.
Q: What platforms are you planing?
A: For now, just PC and MAC. This can change in future, we don't know.
Q: What engine are you using?
A: Unity 4.
Q: Graphics and animations will be improved?
A: We want to. But for now it is not our target, there are other challenges for this kind of game, specially been made by 2 people. Simple answer is, we don't have time and resources to do everything perfect right now.
Q: How big is the city?
A: For now it is small and it is likelly to be that way for some time. The good news is we plan to add some other areas around the city, like a rural area, some minor villages, etc. Also, in the game city players will be able to enter in many buildings, investigate and catch more criminals. There will be industrial area, residential areas, a few forests and a comercial area.
Q: Can I customize my character?
A: For the final version, yes. For the alpha version, no. Also, customization we will be something still limited at this time.
Q: Can I have my own house?
A: Yes and you will also be able to customize some details of it (Beta version only).
Q: Can I free roam the city or is it just an on duty game?
A: As an officer you will have free time from your work, so yes you can roam the city in your free time, go to restaurants, meet NPCs friends and make other things we are still thinking for the city, as a normal civilian.
Q: What kind of regular actions and missions can I expect from this game?
A: You can make normal activities of a police officer like: traffic tickets (park tickets), pull over cars, use traffic radars, intercept civilians and ask questions, compliance for civilians and criminals, arrest criminals (put them in your can and transport for the precinct), rescue injured civilians and more.
Q: What kind of special missions and events can I expect?
A: Besides the regular missions (above), you will experience some hard events like city birthday, riots, music shows, drug dealers and others we are still thinking.
Q: What are the attributes and other RPG elements of the game?
A: The officer will have some major attributes that needs to level up (some are default): Health, Energy, Job Stress, Hungry Level, Intimidation Level, Body Strength, Martial Arts, Gun Tactics, Assault Training, Negotiator Skills and Detective Skills. Each of these attributes will be explained soon ;). Also, in game money can be used to purchase equipments for private use and house things (cars, objects, etc).
Q: How the game progress when playing?
A: You will start in your career in the new city as a new police officer, but had a previous experience in other city. There will be on and off duty days (like one on and one off), the off duty day you can skip sleeping in your house. These days where you are not working will let you decrease faster your stress level, so it plays an important part in your career (for example: when in high stress, your vision can become bad).
There will be random events for regular crimes all day long and main missions that can take more than a day, in game (like a murderer or something like that). Each important event of your life as police officer will be saved and remembered for when you retire or die. Creating some kind of career album (even with photos).
All events will grant you stars, bad or good and this will be calculated for your promotion in police career (more ranks means more money and better police actions).
We are still planing the main story :)
Q: So, when the player dies, is it forever? Permadeath?
A: If you are playing at hardcore mode, yes :)
Q: Will it be only single player or multiplayer?
A: The alpha version will have coop multiplayer enabled, this is one of the key points of the delay on alpha. We plan to improve this much more in beta version.
If we get to know more doubts that everyone wants answered, we will post here.