Underworld empire-builder Company of Crime announced by 1C

By Sean Martin 08 Apr 2020 0

Company of Crime, a criminal empire-manager with turn-based tactics play, has been announced by 1C entertainment. In the game, you enter 1960s London, taking the helm of your own criminal organisation (think Empire of Sin, but with colour, and the Beatles). Shepherding your organisation to greatness will see you fighting off rivals in turned-based isometric melee combat, but also managing your empire on the map level. 

But here's the kicker, you can also play as the fuzz, the filth, the rozzers, the boys in blue, taking the role of chief inspector in Scotland Yard's Flying Squad, choosing to dismantle London's criminal underbelly instead. Company of Crime is being developed by Resistance Games, an independent strategy studio based in Finland, and is being published by 1C entertainment, known for recent strategy games like the excellent RTS Ancestor's Legacy, and spaced-based wreck explorer, Deep Sky Derelicts.

While we don't know much about the nitty gritty of the mechanics yet, we do know that the game will be based around the progression of you building your criminal empire, and the police reacting to your actions.

There will heat-based mechanics to represent your level of infamy as you build your enterprise, and depending on how violent or how much of a ruckus you make, it will draw more police attention.

Company of Crime also looks to depict London as it was in the 60s, a melting pot of different subcultures and the constituent groups that comprised it, whether beatniks, mods, rockers, or any other from the time. 

We don't have an exact release date yet, but we know the game will be dropping in Summer of 2020. If you feel like building a criminal empire (or smashing one) is something you'd enjoy, you can check out Company of Crime on Steam.

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