History VideoGame / PapersPlease

13th Feb '17 4:27:43 PM ShrekTheNeck
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''Papers, Please'' is a self-styled "{{Dystopia}}n [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Document]] [[AdultFear Thriller]]" game developed by Lucas "dukope" Pope. You play as an unnamed border inspector whose job is to defend the Communist nation of Arstotzka from smugglers, terrorists, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking anyone else who happens to have improperly filled out paperwork.]] You have a family dependent on your wage to keep them warm, healthy and alive. You can follow its devlog [[http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=29750.0 here]].

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''Papers, Please'' is a self-styled "{{Dystopia}}n [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Document]] [[AdultFear Thriller]]" game developed by Lucas "dukope" Pope. You play as an unnamed border inspector whose job is to defend the Communist Authoritarian, Bureaucratic and Socialist nation of Arstotzka from smugglers, terrorists, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking anyone else who happens to have improperly filled out paperwork.]] You have a family dependent on your wage to keep them warm, healthy and alive. You can follow its devlog [[http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=29750.0 here]].
24th Jan '17 8:01:16 AM jnv11
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* SuspectIsHatless: Starting on day 13, foreigners will have to carry an ID supplement, which describes their appearance. Some of them simply say that the entrant doesn't wear glasses or has short hair or something equally non-descriptive.

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* SuspectIsHatless: Starting on day 13, foreigners will have to carry an ID supplement, which describes their appearance. Some of them simply say that the entrant doesn't wear glasses or has short hair or something equally non-descriptive. This description still manages to expose many StupidCrooks and causes several false positives that must be overridden by matching fingerprints.
24th Jan '17 7:42:42 AM jnv11
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** The newspaper prints and circulates one for Vince Lestrade who is wanted on murder charges. He is an {{Expy}} of Oscar Pistorius.
** After Arstotzka becomes known as a haven for international criminals (which you helped create if you previously failed to arrest Vince Lestrade), you are handed a wanted poster with the world's three most wanted criminals on it and are required to detain them upon sight.

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** The newspaper prints and circulates one for Vince Lestrade who is wanted on murder charges.for murdering his girlfriend. He is an {{Expy}} of Oscar Pistorius.
** After Arstotzka becomes known as a haven for international criminals (which ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero which you helped create if you previously failed to arrest Vince Lestrade), Lestrade]]), you are handed a wanted poster with the world's three most wanted criminals on it and are required to detain them upon sight.
13th Jan '17 8:27:58 AM Ramidel
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* MandatoryMotherhood: Arstotzkan workers are expected to support large, healthy families.
13th Jan '17 8:09:03 AM Ramidel
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* RepressiveButEfficient: Your bosses have a fairly close eye on ''you'', at least. Your bosses will discover your errors and cite you for them. Furthermore, if you've done anything for EZIC, Vonel ''will'' find out in the end. With that said, they don't really care about petty corruption so long as you keep it "petty" and otherwise do a good job.
10th Jan '17 2:57:43 PM jnv11
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* PunnyName: One of the names for a female entrant is "Anne Nahnumus". Another female entrant goes by the name of "[[JekyllAndHyde Jacqueline Hyde]]".

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* PunnyName: One of the names for a female entrant is "Anne Nahnumus". Another female entrant goes by the name of "[[JekyllAndHyde Jacqueline Jaqueline Hyde]]".
3rd Jan '17 1:20:14 AM Tabs
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** Similar to the above, scripted events will never require you to get more than 2 citations per day, so you are never forced to handicap yourself just for the sake of the story. However they usually use both of the citations, meaning that while the game gives you the chance to avoid cash penalties, you gotta work your ass off for them.

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** Similar to the above, scripted events will never require you to get more than 2 two citations per day, so you are never forced to handicap yourself just for the sake of the story. However However, they usually use both of the citations, meaning that while the game gives you the chance to avoid cash penalties, you gotta work your ass off for them.



** A Man will show up with incorrect documents and promise to come back at a later date with the correct ones if you're willing to turn a blind eye, and hands over a watch as collateral. When he does return he will hand you a bribe ''before getting anything back''. You can elect to keep the watch, to which he will become indignant, then arrest him for causing a scene, keeping the watch, the money, and possibly a decent chunk of the Detaining guard's extra pay.

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** A Man man called Danic Lorum will show up with incorrect documents and promise to come back at a later date with the correct ones if you're willing to turn a blind eye, and hands over a watch as collateral. When he does return return, he will hand you a bribe ''before getting anything back''. You can elect to keep the watch, to which he will become indignant, then arrest him for causing a scene, keeping the watch, the money, and possibly a decent chunk of the Detaining guard's Calensk's extra pay.pay for detaining Lorum.



** If you buy crayons for your son's birthday, he will draw a picture for you which you can hang on the wall. If you do this then one entrant will ridicule it, to which you can respond by denying them entrance regardless of whether or not their paperwork is in order.
** At one point a father asks you to help him avenge his murdered daughter. This guy apparently tracked her killer across four countries.

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** If you buy crayons for your son's birthday, he will draw a picture for you you, which you can hang on the wall. If you do this this, then one entrant will ridicule it, to which you can respond by denying them entrance regardless of whether or not their paperwork is in order.
** At one point point, a father asks you to help him avenge his murdered daughter. This guy apparently tracked her killer across four countries.



* TokenGoodTeammate: The player is working for a horribly oppressive government. But even if he refuses to join EZIC he can still bring two murderers to justice, reunite a soldier with his lost lover, keep a married couple together, help a sick man get life saving surgery, rescue two girls from a human trafficker, bring said human trafficker to justice, brighten a lonely girl's day, and prevent the spread of hazardous drugs into your country.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: The player is working for a horribly oppressive government. But even if he refuses to join EZIC EZIC, he can still bring two murderers to justice, reunite a soldier with his lost lover, keep a married couple together, help a sick man get life saving life-saving surgery, rescue two girls from a human trafficker, bring said human trafficker to justice, brighten a lonely girl's entrant's day, and prevent the spread of hazardous drugs into your country.
26th Dec '16 10:08:28 PM Deathhacker
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* SadisticChoice: There are a lot of these found throughout the game. You'll often have to decide between your paycheck and your conscience.

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There are a lot of these found throughout the game. You'll often have to decide between your paycheck and your conscience.


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** If you're low on money and family members are getting sick, you'll sometimes have to decide who gets medicine and who will have to be sacrificed.
23rd Dec '16 9:45:00 PM Deathhacker
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** A Man will show up with incorrect documents and promise to come back at a later date with the correct ones if you're willing to turn a blind eye, and hands over a watch as collateral. When he does return he will hand you a bribe ''before getting anything back''. You can elect to keep the watch, to which he will become indignant, then arrest him for causing a scene, keeping the watch, the money, and possibly a decent chunk of the Detaining guard's extra pay.
23rd Dec '16 9:36:44 PM Deathhacker
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** Similar to the above, scripted events will never require you to get more than 2 citations per day, so you are never forced to handicap yourself just for the sake of the story. However they usually use both of the citations, meaning that while the game gives you the chance to avoid cash penalties, you gotta work your ass off for them.
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