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Papers, Please is Finally Coming to iPad. Glory to Arstotzka!

Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014

Good news, comrades! Word has been getting around that the dystopian paper-shuffling simulator Papers, Please is bound for iPad. Actually this news has been circulating for what feels like forever. But the wait is finally over. It's been announced that Lucas Pope's game about the mundane activity of checking paperwork at a border checkpoint (which is anything but mundane, really) is officially coming to iPad. Tomorrow.

If you haven't played Papers, Please for yourself yet, you'll have the opportunity in only a few hours. In the meantime, know that it's a surprisingly dark and somewhat disturbing story about an oppressive government, dangerous extremists, a rebellion, and a hapless paper pusher who gets caught in the middle. That, and lots and lots of cross-checking passports.

Papers, Please will be $5.99 once it releases tomorrow (12/12), and will go up to $7.99 after the weekend.

Papers, Please Developer Looks To Release His Game On The iPad, Is Worried About The Approval Process

Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 19th, 2013

Pocket Gamer reports that Lucas Pope, the indie developer of the recently released game Papers, Please, is looking to port the title to the iPad. However, Pope said that he is concerned about Apple's approval system and hopes the game can make it through the process as it touches on a few sensitive issues, such as suicide bombings and nudity.

Pope also mentioned to Pocket Gamer that "the first move will be to put the game in the Mac App Store and see how it goes. If it makes it through that review, then I'll feel more confident about an iOS App Store approval".

Papers, Please features a rather dark setting as you take the role of an immigration inspector on the border of Arstotzka. It's your job to approve or deny visitors by viewing their paperwork, making sure that those with invalid credentials are stopped.

Below you'll find the trailer to the PC version of the game.