Immigration Simulator, Papers Please is about to be released and has made a game out of it’s own pricing.
Papers Please is already a unique title by itself. A game in which you play an immigration officer checking people’s passports and credentials before passing over the border into Arstotzka. The game is set to be released this summer but the website advertising the game has offered a unique way of telling its fans and visitors of how much it will cost. You really have to see it for yourself.
For those of you who are on your mobiles or are simply too busy, the mini-game has you in a familiar window. The passport officer is in front of you and you have to hand him your documents and a payment to enter the country. You have twenty dollars to your name and are given the prompt “How Much Will It Cost?” You can slide over your money, but put in five dollars and you will be told it’s too little, put in fifteen or twenty and it’s too much. This is their little way of telling you the game will be $10 on release and while some may say it’s convoluted, I honestly have to give them credit for their creativity and how well it fits the game.
You can try the original demo of Papers Please here or simply wait another month or two for the full release of the game. It’s definitely gained momentum in the past couple of months via Steam Greenlight where Lucas Pope uploaded his game to see what kind of reaction it would get. It has definitely paid off and like most of the indie gaming press, I can’t wait to play it later in the year.
Via Papers Please