SXPD is a violent, post-apocalyptic comic book that includes many of the conveniences digital readers have become accustomed to. Not only does the art really pop on an iPad’s Retina display, but you can smoothly swipe from one scene to the next, while music and sound effects accompany the static on-screen action. But at certain points, the tale about a futuristic, all-female police force shifts from being something you read to something you play. SXPD is an almost seamless blend of comic book and video game, and thanks to director David Perry — best known as creator of the Earthworm Jim series — it’s an excellent one.

"Comics are very immersive stories — it’s more than a page of words, it’s a style, a feel, an energy that is emitted by the comic book artist," says Perry. « I feel like you’re entering the world of the comic book artist, and I think there’s no better way to do that than in a video game. »

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