Flashing Lights is a single player and multiplayer emergency services simulator focusing on police, emergency medical services and the fire department.
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Jun 7, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would want to use Early Access to give players an opportunity to experience early game play and be a part of the progress of Flashing Lights development as we evolve the map and game play mechanics. Early feedback from the community will allow us to detect any faults and issues much faster and help to make it a more stable game when it releases as a full game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are considering an 18 month Early Access period. After the full release there will be updates for bug fixes.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version marks the point at which new game play mechanics and updates will not be as frequent. During the time we should have a number of missions for each role, vehicle customization, several map updates as well as more tools and equipment functionality. Closer to the full release we would hope to have all major languages added to the game as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently in Alpha and players may come across bugs. Various additional game features and mechanics are also in development and will be added throughout Early Access.

Police

The role of police includes a mission in which players pursue a vehicle in an exciting car chase. They will also be able to pull over vehicles, ask them questions and issue an alcohol test. The speed gun, located in the boot, can be used to scan passing cars. The internal computer also has some functionality and is able to check the speed of the vehicle in front of you. Players can issue parking tickets to parked cars and will gain reputation based on positive and negative behaviour.

Fire

The fire department have several callouts (missions) which require the player to put out building fires, container fires and rescue trapped civilians. They are able to operate the fire truck, use fire extinguishers, a fire hose and the jaws of life to complete a variety of missions.

EMS

The EMS department has a couple of emergency missions to respond to which require the player to use the med bag to assess the injuries of a patient, and a stretcher that can be used to transport the patient back to the hospital.

Multiplayer

The game can be played with up to six players in online multiplayer. There may be a decrease in vehicles and pedestrians as we focus on online synchronization during development.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The games price may increase with substantial updates. We will do our best to inform you before a price increase is planned to happen.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We appreciate the suggestions from the community and will consider implementing them into the game. We hope that much of the community will share their thoughts in the community forums and help us to shape a fun game. We will also be looking towards adding multiple languages and would be very grateful to have help from players that know other languages which are not listed.”
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June 20

Bug Fixes | Play With the Developer Event Update

Hello everyone,

We hope that you have all been enjoying Flashing Lights! We have had a phenomenal first couple of weeks and we're really pleased that many players have supported us by purchasing the game, sharing their thoughts and even helping other players in the forums. There have also been a ton of videos on YouTube and many of you have been playing online with friends. We’ve even seen a few role-playing groups pop up and we are looking forward to pushing the game further, to become even more enjoyable to those who want to role-play.



Previously we had scheduled a 'Play With the Developer' session towards the end of this week. However, we have decided to delay this event until the next Flashing Lights update is out. The next update, due for release next week, will not add any new content but is instead focused entirely on bug fixing.

Early next week, we aim to open an unstable development branch that players will be able to opt into. This will be a version of the game which is currently in testing, shortly before that version gets made live to everyone. We have a few amazing members on the Discord server who will be testing the build with us. Anyone would be welcome to join and a new bug forum will be launched specifically for this type of testing.



Once we’ve addressed the first wave of bugs, we’re going to focus on adding more new content!

Stay tuned for news early next week about the unstable testing branch, for your chance to help out with Flashing Lights' development!

Thanks,
The Flashing Lights Team
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June 17

Hotfix Now Live - Fixes to Multiplayer Call Outs

Hello all,

Today we are releasing a small hotfix to address some issues with callouts on multiplayer.

Fixes
  • Tazer equipped automatically for police, press 3 to use it.
  • Officer assistance callout NPC vehicle traffic stop interaction tag removed.
  • Disabled the ability taze static NPCs in callouts.
  • Foot chase suspect will not despawn until arrested.
  • Multiplayer callouts limited to one call per department at the same time (temporary).
  • Disabled ability to put arrested in other player vehicles which made bug getting them out.
Thanks
The Flashing Lights Team
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About This Game

Enrol with the police, emergency medical services or fire department and take on missions unique to each service in an open world. Engage in desperate car chases, diagnose life-threatening injuries, and put out lethal fires! Each department has its own vehicles and equipment for you to operate while on duty. Play in single player, or work together with friends in online multiplayer to tackle incidents across a shared world.


Usually the first to respond to a criminal incident, the police are equipped with the fastest vehicle and a variety of equipment. Their roles vary from handing out parking tickets to chasing down dangerous suspects. They’ll do everything they can to prevent criminal activity and put a stop to any crimes in progress.




As an emergency medical specialist, your job lies in keeping members of the public alive, treating patients’ injuries, diagnosis and more. Lifesaving equipment you’ll utilise includes medical kits, stretchers and ambulances.




The role of the fire department extends far beyond putting out flames, as they work closely with medical services out in the field, swiftly cutting open crashed cars so that medical staff can reach the casualty. The fire department won’t engage in the pursuit of suspects, but will handle the aftermath of an incident, including, of course, putting out fires. Battling raging flames and freeing trapped civilians involves some heavy-duty gear including spreaders, a fire hose, a fire extinguisher and a fire truck.

MULTI-PLAYER

Team up with fellow players online and divide your team between the three emergency services at will. Race around the open world in various vehicles, to where you are needed, working together to help civilians in accidents or catch a fleeing criminal.

MISSIONS

Various calls to action will see you responding to incidents based on your chosen department, as well as the relevant area in the open world. From speeding and illegal parking, to raging fires and life-threatening car accidents, the pressure is on in Flashing Lights.

THE WORLD

Flashing Lights features a thriving open world (currently 3.5KM x 3.5KM) that will see emergencies break out in all corners of life.

Early Access

All screenshots on this page are a work in progress, and visuals are subject to change. It is our plan to expand the open world to include different environments, missions and scenarios. We will also be adding further emergency services equipment and gameplay mechanics throughout the Early Access period.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 1GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 and above (64 bits only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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