Papers, Please will be available on mobile on August 5th. Perfect for (re)discovering this exceptional independent video game.
Nearly ten years after winning fame from its creator Lucas Pope, the indie game Papers, Please finally arrives on smartphones. The American video game designer recently said on Twitter that the game will be available on Android and iOS next month. “’Papers, Please’, but small. August 5th”, can we read. Prior to this announcement, the game was only available on iPad since 2014 as far as mobile devices are concerned.
Papers, Please will be available on mobile on August 5
On Twitter, Lucas Pope explained that he had spent about eight months developing this new port. Most of the work involved updating the UI and making minor tweaks to make the game perfectly playable on smaller screens. “No zoom”, answered Lucas Pope when asked about the user interface. “I have really bad eyesight and wanted the game to feel as natural as possible on a smartphone, so the interface is centered around that.”
For those who hope to be able to play Papers, Please on PlayStation or Xbox, know that Lucas Pope also has information on the subject: “On time for a console release in 2031”, he jokes. In another tweet, he explains that the mobile version will be a standalone release, but if you already own the game on iPad, you can get it for free.
Perfect for (re)discovering this exceptional independent video game
The arrival of Papers, Please on smartphones will allow a new audience to access one of the most creative games of this decade. In Papers, Please, you play as a border control officer in the service of a country that may have belonged to the USSR, Arstotzka. You will mainly have to check the information of immigrants who wish to enter Arstotzka and look for inconsistencies in their documents. At almost every stage of the game, Papers, Please presents the player with moral dilemmas, including asking to think about how someone might keep their humanity while doing a job that is so often cruel.
“Papers, Please” but small. August 5th. pic.twitter.com/87o8IqfCdF
— Lucas Pope (@dukope) July 23, 2022