According to a tweet by developer Lucas Pope, the eagerly awaited “dystopian document thriller” Papers Please will be launching on August 8, 2013. You’ll be able to purchase the game through all the normal digital distrobution channels, including Steam, GoG, and Humble Bundle for $9.99.
Never heard of Papers Please? It’s the second game from the developers of the newspaper thriller Republia Times, which you can play for free. Want to know more about Papers Please? According to the developer:
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.
If that still isn’t enough to get you interested in the game, you should go read the rest of the FAQ. We can’t wait to play this one next week.