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Posts tagged “Lucas Pope”

Tickets, please! Watch Papers, Please’s official short film

The closest I've come to an altercation with a border guard was on a family holiday. We'd arrived at Philadelphia airport, and the American at the desk was deeply suspicious about my parents lack of a shared surname. He demanded to know why they weren't married, prompting my dad to explain that while he was in favour of it for tax reasons, neither of them…

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Fan-made Papers, Please film looks suitably oppressive

Glory to Arstotzka! A fan-made Papers, Please short film is in the works and, judging by the early videos and stills, has nailed the oppressive atmosphere of the border sim game. The trailer doesn't give much away but still has me hooked, and I love seeing the game's pixel art objects come to life. The folks behind it are Nikita and Liliya Ordynskiy, graduates of the Moscow Institute…

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Papers, Please Dev’s Obra Dinn Returns In New Demo

"Say," you say in that odd tone you affect, "what ever did happen to that new game from the Papers, Please chap? First-person mystery doodad, set about a lost ship, had some kind of magic watch? Quite a nice weird dithered look going on?" You are a godsend, you, always stumbling along with rambling questions at convenient times. You can see for yourself how Return…

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Unsolicited: Play Papers, Please Creator’s Nightmarish Junk Mail Game

Sweepstakes letters, credit offers, charitable donation requests, timeshare invitations... I've been diligently filling in form letters on behalf of each and every one of these companies as part of Lucas Pope's new paperwork project, Unsolicited [official site]. The Papers, Please creator submitted the game as part of the Ludum Dare game jam. The theme was "You Are The Monster" and it's a horrible-but-great experience in…

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Feature: Step Inside The Booth

Have You Played… Papers, Please?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. A lot has been written about Papers, Please [official site] and its political subject matter. It feels like not quite so much has been written about how fun it is to be border control agent in a totalitarian state.

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Dinn Roamin’: Papers Please Dev’s New Game Has A Demo

This is a pleasant surprise: Lucas Pope, he of the wildly acclaimed, extremely well-observed and reliably gut-wrenching Papers, Please, has snuck out a free demo of his next game. First person sort-of-adventure Return of the Obra Dinn has a somehow both retro and hyper-modern 1-bit art style (which looks a bit like a dot matrix printer was fed green paper), and concerns a Marie Celeste-style…

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Return of Lucas Pope, Return of the Obra Dinn

Straight out of the gate, there's more to Lucas Pope's new first-person mystery-solver than one might assume. The above image isn't some stylisation or striking image meant to attract attention without explaining the game, but an actual example of how he plans for it to look. The man behind Papers, Please is building the tale of an investigation into an abandoned ship and planning an…

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Feature: APPROVED

Papers, Please review

Papers, Please is a pretty effective way of having you take a look around yourself, and feel damned grateful for what you've got. Unless you're reading this in a country for which the dystopian themes of Papers Please's oppressive border controls and poverty-stricken workers are all too familiar, in which case please have some of my Western guilt. You're a border guard, and your job…

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Release AVALANCHE: Spelunky, Papers, Guacamelee

Are you ready to be positively buried under amazing games? Well too bad. Games are largely distributed via non-physical means now, and that's a weird thing to do with them anyway. Take your sick, fetishistic disc orgies somewhere else. (Note: RPS does not actually discriminate against fetishes. Just physical media.) There are, however, a lot of brand new, positively excellent games suddenly populating our hobby's infinitely…

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Feature: Glory to Arstotzka

Impressions: Communist Document Thriller Papers, Please

Yes, a document thriller. Papers, Please is a compelling, edge-of-your-seat game about carefully scrutinizing forms. And it's so clever that I don't even know where to begin. But I suppose you'll need to know what it is first, won't you? Papers heralds from Lucas Pope, creator of the similarly socially conscious Republica Times, but this time you're in charge of your maybe kinda probably definitely…

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Paul Dacre Simulator: The Republia Times

Orwellian publishing simulator OR accurate reflection of today's hyper-manipulative media? Free, browser based indie experiment The Republia Times has you playing the editor of a state-controlled newspaper, tasked with convincing a skeptical public that they should love their oppressive, militaristic, anti-academic government while at the same time pursuing ever-greater audiences. Pick which stories to run and where to run them wisely - otherwise the government…

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