Chicken Police, an off the wall animal noir mystery from developers The Wild Gentlemen, is set to open a case file when it arrives on Pc and Console 5 November.
You’ll have to get up early to find a more unusual detective story this month, as Sonny Featherland and Marty MacChicken, aka the “Chicken Police”, once a legendary detective-duo – pick up one more case that might make them relevant once again. Now a washed-up wreck and a wannabe star detective, these two mother cluckers star in a story driven detective title that mixes classic point and click adventure mechanics with an utterly bizarre aesthetic.
Mixing noir detective novels with anthropomorphic farmyard animals, you’ll take to the mean streets of the city, talk to more than 30 characters and use some egg-tremely strong-arm tactics when you need to. Thankfully this isn’t quite as downbeat as Animal Farm and The Wild Gentlemen promise tons of clues, evidence and scenarios on the shadier side of Clawville for potential detectives to take on.
The entire concept might sound utterly bizarre but Director of Chicken Police thinks that players picking up this very different title can find something in the characters.
“Maybe the most important thing is that the mood and the atmosphere must be coherent. In creating narrative games, you must pay attention to a lot of things that the player maybe won’t even notice (or will be affected only subconsciously), but all in all, I believe everything stands on the characters, whom we’ll learn to love or hate to be breathing with them within the world they live in. It all depends on whether you, the player, want to know, is the character have a life outside of the game? If the answer is yes, you, as a writer, did your job well.”
Chicken Police is due to go live on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on 5 November. Check out the Chicken Police website for more information now.