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Police Bear

by Anna Anthropy

Humor
2011

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(based on 8 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

Across America, scores of the disenfranchised and jobless have flocked to the streets in protest of unchecked corporate and capitalist greed, only to be met with strong police resistance. These are confusing times! To help understand the complexities of these encounters, step into the paws of...

POLICE BEAR

THE CUBBY COP

Made in two hours for the 53rd Klik of the Month Klub.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: November 19, 2011
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: x6hnpmu1pm7usig

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Gone from the internet, but not from our hearts (?), February 18, 2022
by cgasquid (west of house)

first to note, the provided link no longer works; the author appears to have taken the game down.

i mean, inasmuch as this is a game at all. much like many political games it has a point to make, and it doesn't want you messing around with things like choices or alternate story paths that might not lead to the desired horror.

this game accurately portrays the American police from the point of view of those minorities that are victimized by it. i'll give it that, which means it gets one extra star than most of the on-rails political IF i've read.

but honestly this isn't really much more effective than plain text would have been, and much less effective than a well-written essay containing documentation and interviews and providing proper citations.

which is to say, this kind of thing isn't going to convince anyone; it'll get a laugh out of the people who already agree with its message, anger those who disagree, and get a quizzical head-tilt from the rest.


2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
The 99 % go 70's, January 2, 2012
by Felix Larsson (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Related reviews: satire

This is a miniature piece of political satire. You play Officer Cubby, the cuddly police bear, whose tolerance is hard tried by anti-capitalist protesters. How much can he bear? Can he stop from going bear-serk?

Though belonging to different ends of the politicial spectrum, "Police Bear" nevertheless has a few things in common with "Burn the Koran and Die": both are very short, on-rails pieces, whose whole raison d'Ítre is their respective satirical political points (which are quite clear from the beginning); I guess "Police Bear" can be just as offensive to some who don't agree with the tendency of it as "Burn the Koran and Die" was to everyone who didn't agree with its tendency (after all, people can take offense at anything); I certainly hope "Police Bear" is objectively no less unfair than "Burn the Koran and Die" was (or the future bodes no good for the USA); and -- oddly -- both games feature a policeman as the bad guy (a fact I know not what to make of) ...





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