Papers, Please is an indie videogame developed and published by Lucas Pope and you can download it for Windows and Linux PC and Mac. When playing, you will become an immigration officer who decides whom is allowed in Arstotzka, the communist country where the title is set. The only information you will know about yourself is that you are a male border officer that lives with his wife, mother-in-law, uncle and son and that is in his job via a lottery. However, you will not know your age or even your name.
You will become an immigration officer who decides who is allowed in Arstotzka, the communist country where the title is set
With regards to the plot, you will be told that Arstotzka has just emerged from a war that lasted 6 years. This war was against the neighboring city of Kolechia, which reclaimed part of the border town, Grestin. This way, your job will be control the people who enter your country from the Kolechian side of Grestin. The vast majority will be normal people, but be careful because amongst the hundreds of people who want to enter there are spies, smugglers and even terrorists.
To avoid these intruders, you must carefully inspect all credentials, note irregularities, etc. In addition, as the days go on, the game will become more difficult since new technologies and techniques to catch intruders are introduced. Besides, the more people you process, the more money you earn for taking care of your family, so you cannot be relaxed and of course, you are not allowed to have a break.
In Papers, Please you will have two game modes you are free to play: the Story mode and the Endless mode. In the Story mode, as mentioned above, you will have to check out all the papers of the applicants. At first, it will be very easy since only Arstotzkan people can enter in the country, but as the story goes on, more procedures and more people with some special features can enter. You will rely on a rulebook in which all the features for entering the country are written, and it is automatically updated when a new features is allowed. In addition, you will be reprimanded if you make a mistake, and you can also help people.
The Endless mode is quite similar since your job is to check out papers again and again. You can play it in three different courses: Timed, Perfection and Endurance. In the first one, you will have ten minutes to check out the papers of as many people as possible to get points. Each mistake removes 30 seconds to the total time. The perfection course has no time limit, but it ends when you earn a citation. Finally, in the Endurance course you are given a certain amount of points. You can earn more points as you process people, but if you receive a citation, some points are removed. The game ends when you run out of all points.
Papers, Please 0.5.13 Features
Here you can see the main features of Papers, Please:
- NES-like graphics that give the feeling of playing a favorite old title
- Two different modes of playing: Story mode and Endless mode
- Endless mode is divided into three different courses: Timed, Perfection and Endurance
- Increasing levels of difficulty
- 20 possible endings depending on the decisions you make
If you are interested in Papers, Please and you want more information about this PC title before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s official website .
To download this title to your PC, the minimum requirements are:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.5 GHz or better
- RAM Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: OpenGL 1.4 or better
- Screen Resolution: at least 1280 x 720
- Hard Drive Space: 100 MB of free space