Papers, Please, Lucas Pope’s simulation and puzzle video game, will also arrive on mobile devices on August 5, nine years after its launch on PC. The porting does not include significant news, net of a necessary change to the game interface, and commands. Still, it will finally be possible to control the Arstotzka border while traveling or queuing at the post office. Pope announced the release date on social media, confirming that the application will be paid without revealing the price, which should be around ten euros.
Papers, Please is a video game set on the frontier of the communist state of Arstotzka, a nation just out of six years of war with neighboring Kolechia that legitimately exercises control over its half of the border town of Grestin. In this context, the player plays the role of a border inspector, controlling the flow of immigrants from Kolechia towards the Arstotzkana half of Grestin. In the crowd of visitors, however, not only immigrants looking for work are hidden, but also smugglers, spies, and terrorists, and using the primitive systems of inspection, search, and fingerprinting provided by the Ministry of Reception, the player will decide who will be able to enter Arstotzka and who will be rejected or arrested.
Papers, Please met with resounding success all over the world, and in 2018 a short film by KINODOM Productions was even made, viewed by tens of millions of viewers, and available for free on YouTube and Steam. From August 5, mobile players will be able to experience the adventure firsthand.