MILITSIONER
Edge|December 2020
MILITSIONER
In post-Soviet Russia, you watch Big Brother

Developer/publisher Tallboys

Format PC

Origin Russia

Release TBA

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? It’s an awful sensation: a nauseating prickle on the back of your neck, a burning about the ears. Usually, it’s just a feeling, but the horror of Militsioner is that it’s not just your mind playing tricks.

The eponymous Militsioner is unnerving, to say the least. The gigantic policeman sits on the outskirts of the post-Soviet town, legs drawn up, arms resting upon his knees. And he just stares at you. You must use physicsbased puzzling to MacGyver an escape. Militsioner’s objective is to observe your every movement – and, when your getaway seems assured, to slowly reach down with a huge hand, thumb and forefinger primed in a pincer of annoyance, to arrest your victory. It’s terrifying stuff, but the developers would have us believe that Militsioner isn’t an object of total revulsion, despite the protagonist repeatedly referring to him as “disgusting”.

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December 2020