Papers, Please

Papers, Please

Introduction

Originally released on Steam in 2013, Papers, Please is an indie game created by a sole developer: Lucas Pope. Mr. Pope was formally a developer for Naughty Dog, the company behind many famous game series such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, and Uncharted. He left the company shortly after working on the Uncharted series to become an independent developer. As an expatriate residing in Japan, Mr. Pope went through the immigration process, describing it as tense. He then later thought to himself that a fun game could be made from his experiences. I can certainly attest to his claims of the process being tense myself, but is it something that could really be made into a game?

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