Papers, Please
Capuut Mortum Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:09pm
I have not played this game,but from seeing the trailer this seems to be a game encouraging peoples territory and border guarding feeling - is that really a good thing to do? Perhaps this game should instead be played from the immigrants perspective (I don´t know if there´s any of that in the game since I haven´t actually bought it): because that perspective is more interesting. Why do people want to cross a border, why is there a border in the first place?
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Rhonda Oct 4, 2013 @ 7:46pm 
Despite you are playing from a border/immigrations inspector's point of view the game constantly confronts you with moral dilemmas raising the questions you are mentioning. You will actualy hear reasons for immigration and travelling and you will hear a lot of excuses why the papers are expired or not complete and it's your choice: will you strictly follow the rules given by a facist arbitrary bureaucracy or will you turn a blind eye to that poor refugee's expired passport? Will you accept bribes or even risk your family's lives by turning against the regime?
Onebadterran Oct 5, 2013 @ 2:01am 
Will you be a good little servant to the corrupt government or will you serve your own desires first and take penalties while doing your job to help the immigrants? Do you help the poor and the needy seek shelter in your country or do you shut them out because their papers are not in order? Would you help a confused man who you see time and time again gain access to your country or will you turn him away at every chance? Will you risk your job and the life of your family simply for the safety of a person you do not know and will never see again?

Yes, you are "border patrol" but the reason why this game is so good is that it pits you against yourself. The game questions your morals, it places you in tough situations, it tears at your heart, and it makes your adrenaline rush.
Capuut Mortum Oct 5, 2013 @ 5:16am 
I see, I´t seems to be more to the game than first seen in the trailer. Tnx!
Rhonda Oct 5, 2013 @ 7:35am 
Actualy there is a game raising the issues of illegal border crossing which allows playing as border guard or immigrant. I think it was made as a stand alone with HL2 engine and refers to the problems at north-african/european border and the drowning boat people there but you can easily transfer the issues to other heaviely fortified borders as US/mexican as well.
Last edited by Rhonda; Oct 5, 2013 @ 7:45am
Yeah I kept getting that poor old dude. Kept coming back with hand drawn Visas and I had to keep denying him. He finally got it right eventually. Rules are rules
Capuut Mortum Oct 6, 2013 @ 11:35pm 
Wonder what he had to do....
Capuut Mortum Oct 6, 2013 @ 11:36pm 
And tnx for the hint Rhonda, will check it out!
Sviep! Oct 8, 2013 @ 8:45am 
also very much a memory game...
Remember you seems to have 2 chances to "fail" Bit of strategy also included in that..

good game... Like the sound of the stamp.. :D
Yes in some parts you'll have girls like "Help, a guy named ____ is following me" and other events. I dont think spoiler cause thats first level I think
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Date Posted: Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:09pm
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