The Commission, a mafia-themed grand strategy game, is holding an open beta04 Jul 2018 0
The long history of the mafia is such a perfect setting for a grand strategy game that it’s a bit surprising nobody has really attempted it, until now. Indie developers 302 Interactive are making The Commission: Organized Crime, and they’ve put out a call for beta testers.
The Commission is still in development, but from the looks of things, you’ll be taking the role of a Don in a crime family during the Prohibition era of the 1930s, in the fictional city of New Shore. The idea is to establish rackets, like casinos or hired muscle, in appropriate neighborhoods, all while managing internal politics within the organization and outmaneuvering rival families.
We haven’t had a chance to get our hands on a build yet, but YouTuber One Proud Bavarian has been doing a Let’s Play series, which you can watch here:
302 Interactive tells me they’re planning on launching the game on Steam in August, but you can sign up for the open beta by heading over to their official Discord server. You can also keep track of what’s happening via Twitter and Facebook.