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  THE OCCUPATION CONFIRMED FOR PLAYSTATION 4 & XBOX ONE, RELEASING OCTOBER 9
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07/24/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London, UK - July 24, 2018 - Sold Out is excited to announce that it has partnered with White Paper Games to release the physical versions of real-time investigative thriller THE OCCUPATION on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, on October 9, 2018. The game will also be available digitally, published by Humble Bundle, on PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store and Steam the same day.

An explosion has triggered a controversial act which threatens the civil liberties of the British population to be rushed into place. You are tasked with investigating and questioning people on their actions on a night that resulted in many deaths.

Use the tools at your disposal to influence characters’ actions and behaviours to get the results you need. Will you take the most direct route and risk getting caught or plan your approach carefully but risk losing precious time?

Events happen in real-time and you must make decisions based on the evidence.

“We’re delighted to be bringing The Occupation to physical retail later this year,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director at Sold Out. “It’s one of those games which grips you from the moment you start. The fact that it’s real-time is a fantastic point of difference leading to a captivating experience unlike anything else this year.”

“Partnering with Sold Out has been a huge opportunity for us to let even more players around the world experience our work,” said Pete Bottomley, Co-Founder and Designer at White Paper Games. “It’s been a long journey and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved considering we’re still a small team. We can’t wait to see how people resonate with The Occupation and we’re even more excited now that we have a release date!”

For more information on The Occupation, please visit the game’s official website at occupation-game.com.

About Sold Out

Sold Out combines a wealth of experience mixed in with youth to form its close-knit team. Publishing for physical and digital distribution, Sold Out has had the joy of working with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments and other indie developers. For more information on Sold Out and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at soldout.uk.com.

About White Paper Games

White Paper Games is an independent studio based in Manchester, England. The studio released its first title, Ether One, in March 2014 to critical and popular acclaim. Ether One was nominated for a Develop award for 'Use of Narrative' & was also a Finalist at Indiecade 2014. The Occupation is the studio’s second and most ambitious project to date. www.whitepapergames.com

About Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Monthly also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games "Presented by Humble Bundle." Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $129 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

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