Papers, Please is a surprisingly delightful simulation game about a regular guy going through everyday life as a immigration inspector. I first played the beta back in May and found it to be extremely compelling even though it’s simulating an incredibly mundane job. What’s better is the very reasonable price of $9.99 you’ll pay on August 8 to play the full version. Papers, Please will be available through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store.
Here’s a quick rundown of Papers, Please. Your job is to control the flow of immigrants into the a fictional communist state called Arstotzka. You have to make sure the people are entering the country legally by checking their documents for authenticity. Each day, you’ll be given guidelines that dictate everything a person needs to have in order to be accepted into Arstotzka. You’re paid based on every person you successfully serve. If you frequently mess up, you won’t make enough money to pay your rent and the game will end.
The Papers, Please website says it’ll take around four hours to complete the game. You can try to obtain the 20 different endings if you want to stretch things out. Although the story mode never changes, the game’s endless mode is procedurally generated. Endless mode also has Timed, Perfection and Endurance gameplay types.
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