*Police Quest makes a comeback in the form of Precinct
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Police Quest makes a comeback in the form of Precinct

5:15 PM on 07.17.2013  ·  Fraser Brown@FraserIBrown
0

And Kickstarter gets a police presence

When I was scouring adventure game titan Sierra On-line's back catalog in the '90s, one title stood out from its generally light-hearted peers and demanded that I play it immediately: a game where instead of playing a space janitor or a desperate sex pest, I could be a cop, fighting gangs, solving murders, and handing out parking tickets. That game was ex-police officer Jim Walls' Police Quest, originally designed in '87, and it would eventually spawn a long running series that lasted for 11 years.

Together with Sierra and adventure game vets, Jim Walls is returning to the much loved series, almost. Precinct is a "spiritual successor" to Police Quest, putting players in the role of Officer Maxwell Jones, as he attempts to solve crimes based on real police cases and work his way up the ranks. It's a first-person adventure game, and like its predecessor favors realism and the following of police procedure. 

Precinct's Kickstarter, which launched yesterday, has already reached over $35,000 out of its $500,000 goal, so it's off to a good start. I'll be chatting with Jim and his cohort Robert Lindsley next week, so keep an eye out for that.  

\ We've blogged about this before: read (2) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Adventure Games #Kickstarter #Mac #News #PC
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Fraser BrownFormer Contributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts501Blogs 7Following3Followers17

Fraser Brown is that bearded, bespectacled Scotsman that covers PC gaming who is not Alasdair Duncan. Got a splinter stuck in his hand nineteen years ago and just left it in there. True story. ... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

destructoid2
destructoid2


Since 3:42 PM on 03.09.2016

Doctor Professor
Doctor Professor


Since 11:19 AM on 12.22.2009

User Avatar
jtpalmer


Since 7:45 PM on 09.06.2013

Admiral Hotcakes
Admiral Hotcakes


Since 9:29 AM on 12.25.2011

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!