About this game
Developer: White Paper Games
Content Rating: Teen
The Occupation is a first-person, fixed-time, investigative thriller set in North West England on 24th October 1987. You play as a journalist in a detailed, systems-driven world where people react to your actions and time is your biggest enemy.
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The Occupation is a classic example of a concept with great promise but poor execution. The massive amount of bugs that hamper progress and the lack of a proper stealth system constantly get in the way of being able to enjoy this admittedly unique experience.
The Occupation is bold, ambitious, and a bit of a mess. Its bugs and occasionally obtuse storytelling severely detract from the overall experience, and yet it will live longer in the memory than the average game. There’s something fascinating here: a real-time thriller that puts genuine political power in the palm of your hands. But it’s strangled by its own ambition, and that’s as inevitable as it is unfortunate.
Exploring areas you shouldn’t be in, unraveling the true motivations behind lies and put on faces, piecing together clues for the big break, and confronting interviewees with evidence of their lies can be a lot of fun, just be prepared to have a wannabe actor asking you to leave as he just happened to be passing by anytime you enter a staff only area.