It’s a game that might have slipped under your radar, but “Papers, Please” has been named by many as one of their favorite games of the year, and right now you can get it for 33% off on Steam.
Papers, Please is an indie game unlike any other. The game’s title is fitting, as your character will be saying that phrase a lot as you work in your new immigration inspector job, deciding who you let in and turn away from your country.
Will you prevent a mother from uniting with her family because she forgot to bring some documents? Will you be able to prevent terrorists from entering and attacking your country? Will you be able to earn enough money to keep your house heated and your family alive?
The communist state of Arstotzka has just 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.
The offer is part of Steam’s Holiday Sale which comes to an end on January 2nd. Until then, you can pick it up for just $6.69, down from the usual $9.99.