Papers, Please: indie border control sim out now

papersplease

By on August 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Everyone’s talking about Papers, Please this weekend, and with good reason. The indie sim has players as the lucky winners of a labour lottery, reporting to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. It’s a job with a future – and a means to provide for your family in a struggling, war-torn state.

The communist state of Arstotzka has just ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin. Your job as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission’s primitive inspect, search, and fingerprint systems you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.

In practice, you’ll be carefully checking papers, which sounds dull but it actually pretty challenging, and provides interesting commentary on border and airport security, a subject of much controversy – especially in the US, where post-9/11 measures are frequently called into question.

Check out the trailer below; Papers, Please is available on Steam and GOG for USD$9.99.

7 comments (Leave your own)

Don’t forget you can also get it direct from papersplea.se, giving both a DRM-free copy and a Steam key and give more money to the dev, which is always nice, right?

 

Anyone comment on how different it was to the demo?

Also, if you’re an extreme prude, there’s nudity later on.

 

I wonder if our politicians have played this game yet.

 

Jigoku,

If the $2.25 million raised from the latest Humble Bundle is anything to go by (all Steam-only games, nothing DRM-free), people give lip service to DRM-free but ultimately when it comes to their principles, they really don’t give a shit.

 

this game is surprisingly addictive, few hours lost already

 

This game is really quite fun!

 
MuscularTeeth

yeah im enjoying it
keeping your family fed and warm is hard

 
Leave a comment

You can use the following bbCode
[i], [b], [img], [quote], [url href="http://www.google.com/"]Google[/url]

Leave a Reply

PC Gaming Calendar 2014

Follow Games.on.net

YouTube

Steam Group

Upcoming Games

Community Soapbox

Recent Features
Wargaming Warsaw 580px-6

World of Tanks in Warsaw: Day 1 of the Wargaming.net League Grand Finals

When 6,000 Polish spectators flood into an arena to watch virtual tanks shell it out, it tends to demand your attention.

Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X’s John Edwards: “We are always trying to bridge the gap between the more casual fans”

An actual explanation of how frame data works is probably still needed for casuals.

warhammer_40K_regicide_ork_warboss

Warhammer 40K: Regicide developer interview — Like chess, but with more orks

We catch up with Sydney-based developer Hammerfall to learn how they're turning the grim darkness of the far future into... chess.

Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X reviewed: Gorgeous, gory, and surprisingly fresh

Even if it does take itself too seriously, this new Mortal Kombat is sure to please.

Streaming Radio
Radio Streams are restricted to iiNet group customers.

GreenManGaming MREC

Facebook Like Box