SXPD is an exhilarating action racing game and a state of the art digital comic book fused into one. Essentially the world’s first true game-comic hybrid, SXPD sees players switch seamlessly from reading a comic book to playing the graphic novel’s hi-octane action sequences. Play through each of the game’s 6 chapters to unlock and unravel the whole story. A story that revolves around the exploits of the SXPD, a female police force tasked with enforcing the law in a lawless state with many threats.
SXPD has been in development for over 2 years. Like all other OneBigGame games, it was conceived pro bono for OneBigGame’s charity directed by an established name in videogames. Industry legend David Perry (Earthworm Jim, MDK, Messiah) supervised while the game was developed by Little Chicken Game Company. Its inspiration came from one of David’s favorite 8-bit games, the ZX Spectrum classic ‘3D Deathchase’. Originally intended to be a modern tribute, it gradually grew into a standalone game, specifically when it was fused with the unique art of famed graphic novelist Duke Mighten (Judge Dredd, Afro Samurai, Batman). During an intense collaboration between OneBigGame, David Perry, Duke Mighten and Little Chicken, the game art style was developed to match that of the comic book. With both game designer, comic artist and game artists influencing each other’s work, the development was ambitious. The development team had to overcome quite some technical hurdles. SXPD retains the crispness of high-res/retina comic art, while dealing with reduced texture memory usage and drawcalls in order to run on mobile devices. The high speed procedural level generation is done with minimal loading time, and the enemy AI uses simple and clean pathfinding to navigate the dynamically created landscape. All in all, it was no mean feat to create the highly optimized product SXPD has become. SXPD stands for a brand new form of entertainment that blends gaming with digital comic books. You can dive straight into the comic book world, without compromise to visual fidelity. There's a beautiful fluidity to be seen as the expressive art style transitions into motion.