This project is an interview with the developer of the new indie game that you are interested in. This time, we will provide a mini-interlocked show to developers Fashion Police Squad developers released on August 15 for MOPEFUL GAMES development and PCs.
In this work, in order to crack down on the ugly fashion crimes that are occurring in fashionable city trend polis, criminals transform criminals into fashionable use of weapons like belts, sewing machines, jumps, climbing, and swings. Let me do it. At the time of writing, it is not compatible with Japanese.
FASHION POLICE SQUAD is being distributed for 2,050 yen.
— First, please introduce yourself. What is your favorite game?
PATRICKMOPEFUL GAMES lead designer and co-owner PATRICK. He is 35 years old. Before the game development, he worked as a graphic designer and photographer. He realized that he could become a professional game developer, and he immediately chose the path. Game development is just a dream job for me, and I’m enjoying every moment!
This work is the first big title that I release on Steam, and is developed by three co-owners. Other than me, miika is a programmer and Konsta is in charge of environmental artists. My charge is project lead, art director, game designer, pixel artist, animation, UI design, and writing. I am in charge of a lot.
Some of my favorite games are The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Overwatch, XCOM 2, and Stardew Valley. I’m enjoying various genres!
When I have time, I go to the gym or do street dance called rock. This is also popular in Japan. My dance experience is also useful for the promotion of this work, and in this video, I also dance according to the soundtrack of the game.
――Why did this work developed?
PATRICK I was studying here for a master’s degree of game design at Ahlto University in Helsinki, Finnish. Among them, we had to plan a game for the game project class. So I came up with this work! When I made a prototype, many people liked it!
The project of this work was formed, formed a team, and developed for four months as a student project. Since then, we have been able to continue developing with spare time, and we can install support from public and complete.
I chose FPS because I was very familiar with this genre. Still, I wanted to do something different, so I came up with the concept of this work.
I wanted to make a game that would forget the worries of the players. It is a game where you can play happily, smile, and laugh. The game has always given me the opportunity to escape from real world concerns. I also wanted to make such a game.
―― Please tell me the characteristics of this work.
PATRICK This work is a non-violent FPS, no blood, and no one kills any1. We wanted to prove that we could make a fun and fun shooter without violence! Instead of killing, players solve fashion crimes. Use a paint ball shotgun or sewing machine to change your clothes to better clothes.
The core system is also interesting. You need to choose a weapon according to a different fashion crime. A suit that does not match the size cannot be fixed with a paint ball. You have to sew it. This changes how to use the head on the battlefield, and it is necessary to use all weapons properly. It’s a completely new feeling!
Many weapons are related to mobile systems and surrounding environments, for example, using a belt of Justice to stun enemies, solve fashion crimes, break boxes, open the door, and like a Spider-Man. You can swing. There are also other things that can be used to reduce clothing by shooting with hot hot water, and you can shoot the floor and slide!
In addition, this work is full of jokes and humor, which is also a point that can be differentiated from other games.
――What kind of person do you want this work to play?
PATRICK All shooters! The difficulty is prepared from easy to berry hard, so people of all levels can be enjoyed. Because it is a game made by FPS gamers, I will not be disappointed. In addition, it is a very stupid game, so even those who like humorous games will enjoy it! People who are casual gamers who want to try FPS are also welcome. Easy mode is very easy, and the theme of this work is bright and fun.
— Is there any work influenced by this work?
PATRICK This work is mainly influenced by old games, and many stories are scattered. It is particularly affected by FPS works, such as DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D, Unreal Tournament, Overwatch.
This work is also influenced by old police comedy films such as Man with naked guns and Police Academy. Le Paul’s Drag Race is one of the most influenced!
――Do you plan to support this work? Is volunteer translation possible?
PATRICK There are no plans to support Japanese at the moment. Currently, there are only 42 Japanese players. If it increases, of course, we will consider it!
Volunteer translation will be difficult. There are many jokes and language play in this work. Nevertheless, we have not completely refused to translate, so we may ask a localized company to deliver it to Japan.
If you have a good idea for more Japanese people to play, please let me know anytime! This work will be released on the console in the future. If you want to deliver this work or review it, please contact us by email!
――What had an impact on the development of the new Coronavirus?
At the end of the PATRICK student project, a new Corona has arrived. But fortunately, we were able to continue developing from home! We still have no office, so we continue to work from home. We are a small team, so it still works well!
During the new Corona, the development of this work has been busy with us in a good way. Development is so fun that you can relieve stress and anxiety.
――Is it okay to distribute or monetize this work?
PATRICK Yes, of course! If you can prove the channel, we will give you the key for free, so please contact us by email or Twitter!
-Finally, please give a message to Japanese readers.
PATRICK Thank you for reading this interview! We are a small team for newcomers, but we want to make many creative and fun games in the future. I hope we can prepare the next work development expenses for the sales of this work! At this time, this work has a 94%positive review. I am glad that many players have enjoyed it.
If you like this work, please buy it and tell your friends. very helpful!
–thank you very much.