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Papers, Please

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Original Thread: Glory To Arstotzka! Let's play Papers, Please



I understand there's a three month rule but the developer kindly granted me permission via email:

What's this all about?

"The communist state of Arstotzka has 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."

Edit: Many thanks to Moog for posting this interview with Lucas Pope, the creator of this game:

So you're just a desk jockey?

Kinda, but there's definitely a lot more too it than checking people's passports every day. The story is pretty engaging, depending on the actions you choose depends on how the story unfolds. The game starts off as much as a mundane job as ever, but as each day goes on it becomes a lot more about stamping passports. Each day you need to raise enough money through ever changing rules as well as having certain choices pretty much thrust upon yourself. This is one game where it's definitely more about the gameplay than the graphics. But even then I love the graphics style of this game, it adds even more to the dystopian atmosphere.

Where can you buy this game?

Papers, Please is available via Steam and You can also purchase the game through their official website

In the UK it's normally priced at £6.99 and I believe in the USA it's $9.99. I've seen it on sale once so far on Steam, so if you're on the fence about the game then that might swing it for you in the future. In my opinion though it's a very enjoyable game with a lot of replay value. There's a lot more worse things you could spend on.

LP Details

In total there's twenty endings as well as several further incidents which can cut the game short. There really isn't a 'perfect' ending, but there are two story paths which you can see through to completion. I intend to do a full play-through of each path as a loyal citizen and well, you'll see how the alternate events unfold. I'm also hoping to compile a video of the other eighteen endings and the other unfortunate incidents.

There's no real time format for video updates, I intend to upload them as soon as I can. Regarding spoilers, please tag the comments for the benefit of the people who haven't played the game unless it's something that has happened in any updates.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to voice them.


Loyal Citizen Part 1 Youtube video
Loyal Citizen Part 2Update Youtube video
Loyal Citizen Part 3Update Youtube video
Loyal Citizen Part 4Update Youtube Video
Loyal Citizen Part 5Update Youtube Video
Loyal Citizen Part 6Update Youtube Video
Loyal Citizen Part 7Update Youtube Video
Loyal Citizen Part 8Update Youtube Video
Loyal Citizen Part 9Update Youtube Video
Loyal Citizen Part 10Update Youtube Video

EZIC: Youtube Video

Bonus Videos:

1. The Republia Times
2. Loyal Citizen - Alternative Endings
3. Tokens
4. The 20 Unique Endings
5. Vince Lestrade, Dari Ludum & Alternate Scenes

The final video: An Ode To Jorji

The final, final video: Endless Mode

Glory to Arstotzka

Day 1 - News, bulletin + rules & regulations:

News & amendments for day 2:

For reference, here is a map of the countries involved and the passport details:







United Federation

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