Releasing in Early Access in the first half of 2018, Flashing Lights is an emergency services simulator with both single player and online multiplayer. Choose to enrol with the police, emergency medical services or fire department and climb the ranks of each role to unlock new missions and rewards. Each department will have its own variety of vehicles, equipment and abilities. Players can work together to tackle a variety of incidents taking place across a shared open world. Flashing Lights will be available on PC and Mac.

Gameplay Features:

Police

  • Traffic stops
  • Speed radar
  • Chases
  • ID & vehicle checks
  • Talk to and frisk civilians
  • Driving under influence checks
  • Parking tickets
  • Tow truck
  • Take suspects to precinct
  • Interrogation
  • Assist with tyre change
  • Assist with engine failure (Tow)

Firefighters

  • Respond to fire calls
  • Respond to rescue calls

Medics

  • Heal other players
  • Respond to health calls

All is work in progress and are subject to change, with more gameplay features to be announced, and added throughout Early Access! Follow us on IndieDB to keep up to date!

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Hello everyone! The GIF above will surely make more sense as you read further into this post.

Over the past few weeks we have been working on the visuals for Flashing Lights. We are in negotiations with a character modeller to improve the look of all in-game character models. We are also still moving towards populating the map. Therefore any images currently shown are subject to change and are likely not final. So please stick with us as we continue to share development progress, and work towards Early Access release in the first half of 2018!

So let's continue! One of the things that we've been working on is a mini map, which will appear in the corner of the screen. You can see the first draft of the in-game map below:

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Of course, there are a few circled icons which represent the location of the police department, fire department and the hospital - but the map will also display the player's location, indicated by a blue arrow. This also factors in the direction the player is facing, so if you are driving a vehicle, you are able to plan your route.

The green circle is the location of the player's objective, but we'll get to that soon!

We are looking at street names and may have a larger map which can be brought up and reveals more information about Flashing Lights' open world. As you can see, there's not much room for street names on the mini-map at that size!

Now onto that mysterious floating orb!

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The gravity-defying orb is actually part of a development test which makes sure that the mini-map's objective marker is working as intended. If we look at the mini map while the orb is circling, we can see that the map is updated in real time. You can easily image where this would be used in-game - perhaps when you have to track a suspect's travelling car, for example.

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Of course, if you've played GTA or any other open world adventure game, this is all pretty familiar to you! This system will allow us to create more interesting missions and update the player in real time.

We understand that this is a relatively short dev blog, so we wanted to show you a couple more shots of the open world you'll be protecting in Flashing Lights. Keep in mind of course that a lot of the assets in the screenshot below are placeholders, and that we will be working to update an replace a lot of assets in time for the Early Access launch in the first half of 2018.

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So that's it for now, but we can assure you that we'll have some more interesting news to share very soon! Make sure to add Flashing Lights to your wishlist on Steam!

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Can't wait to play this

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Hopefully it comes my dream game ;) I love thouse simulator games where u can be a cop, ems or firefighter :)
Thanx for the developing and good luck with the game!

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Hey KunnAllu, thanks very much for the support! We aim to deliver on your dream!

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you should try to get in contact with youtubers to advertise it

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Thanks for the suggestion!

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When are you releasing this? Are you gonna release alpha/beta/demo? PS4 Version? Kickstarter?

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Hope to submit it to the Steam Greenlight by the end of January 2017, then release it as Early Access in smaller map, then develop it further. It will be for Pc/Mac/Linux, I am developing with Ps4/Xbox in mind, but will see when I can port it, most likely after Steam release.

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Looks like a cool game in the making, great videos. Best of luck for the future development.

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Thank you for the comment! Can't wait to continue working on it!

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