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Papers, Please

An unusual logic game and a satirical take on the communism. It is the first commercial project from Lucas Pope. The story is set in a fictional socialist country named Arstotzka. The country was at war with the neighboring Kolechia for a few years, but now it is over.

Logic | 2D | indie games | experimental/art

Papers, Please cover

developer: Lucas Pope

publisher : Lucas Pope

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

08Aug2013

PC

12Dec2014

iOS

12Dec2017

PSV

Papers, Please for PC, iOS and PSV is an unusual logic game and a satirical criticism of communism. It is the first commercial project of Lucas Pope, the creator of a few similar, free titles, including The Republica Times and 6 Degrees of Sabotage.

The action takes place in a fictional communistic country called Arstotzka. We assume the role of a young officer who is a new employee of a local customs service. Our motherland has recently ended a 6-year war with its neighbor, Kolechia. As part of the peace agreement, both sides agreed that their border crossing will be located right in the middle of the town of Grestin.

Opening of borders means that it is necessary to rigorously control all people trying to get to Arstotzka. Our task is to do so in order to catch smugglers, spies and terrorists. We have to accomplish this by analyzing documents, conducting inspections and personal searches, as well as by accessing a primitive fingerprints database. Next, on the basis of the information gathered and suspicions aroused with these modest means, we have to decide whether or not to let a traveler pass or even whether to throw him into prison.

Papers, Please for PC, iOS and PSV offers a story campaign in which our choices ultimately lead to one of a few alternative finales.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 6800 or better), 100 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7, Internet connection

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