Usually I like to say something, but when it comes to the announcement trailer for ‘Chicken Police – Paint it Red’ I’m left with…what did I just watch?
Here’s the press release:
Are You Chicken Enough?
This film-noir inspired buddy-cop adventure has all your favorite animals working together to solve a crime so mysterious it will ruffle your feathers. Chicken Police – Paint It Red to be published by HandyGames!
Eger, Hungary/Giebelstadt, Germany, December 10th, 2019:
Sonny Featherland and Marty MacChicken, aka the “Chicken Police”, once a legendary detective-duo – now a washed-up wreck and a wannabe star-detective. But things are about to change when a most mysterious case comes along, getting weirder by the hour and more dangerous than anything the two have faced before. Sonny and Marty will have to face the demons of their dark past on this journey through the crooked city of CLAWVILLE… But the Chicken Police is back together!
Chicken Police – Paint it RED features a stunningly peculiar visual style with artistic photo-manipulation and lifelike 3D backgrounds. The game convinces with a dark story and satire which recalls the mood and atmosphere inspired by classic film-noir movies of the 40’s. And like all the best noir detective stories, this one feels so gritty and desperate, that it can only be served with a side of cynical humor. Experience a carefully crafted world, a grim, sinister story, and absurd humor. All mixed up with elements of story-rich adventures and a visual novel style dialogue system, complete with a complex interrogation mechanic, detective gameplay and an ever-changing city.
“This city never sleeps – they say. Maybe that’s why it is so cranky all the time.”
Chicken Police will be available in 2020 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4.
About Chicken Police
Chicken Police is a story- and dialogue-heavy game combining elements of the visual novel and classic adventure genres. There will be more than 30 characters to talk to, with some requiring you to apply fierce interrogation tactics. Collect tons of clues, evidence and sensitive personal information from the shady characters of Clawville to be used ruthlessly against them!
- A thrilling, rich storyline
- A unique, noir-inspired world
- A complex interrogation system
- Lots of optional content and background lore
- Lots of clues and collectibles
- More that 30 unique characters
- A cinematic film-noir like experience
- Professional voice acting and original soundtrack
About The Wild Gentlemen
“The Wild Gentlemen” is an independent game studio, working on its artistic game: Chicken Police, the “Orwellesque Buddycop Noir Adventure”. The team is based in Hungary and consists of six core members and four part-time contributors. Some team members have worked on projects like The Witcher 3, Call of Duty WWII, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, the Crysis series, Haegemonia or Ryse: Son of Rome. While individually, most of them have been active members of the games industry for over a decade, Chicken Police is their first joint project.
HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic family member and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.
The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels. HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kind of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.
As a games company and that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation. We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded with the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.