Papers, Please (2013)

About This Game

 Congratulations. The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled.
For immediate placement, report to the The Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling. Glory to Arstotzka.

The communist state of Arstotzka has just 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.


  • Immerse yourself in a fictional world of spies, criminals, terrorists, secret societies, government agents and more.
  • Unique document-inspection gameplay with escalating challenges.
  • Decide the fate of countless hopeful immigrants while balancing your income and family needs.

Game Details

Genre Simulation – Point-and-click – Puzzle
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.8.0) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano, 日本語, polski, português, русский
Released August 8, 2013
Size 34 MB
Company Lucas Pope / 3909 LLC



Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, OpenGL 1.4, 1280×720 resolution.

Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OSX Mountain Lion (10.8), Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better, Hard Drive: 100 MB available space, Additional Notes: Minimum 1280×720 screen resolution.

Minimum system requirements – Linux:

Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Hard Drive: 100 MB available space, Additional Notes: Minimum 1280×720 screen resolution.

Requires the following packages to be installed:

  • libc6:i386,
  • libasound2:i386,
  • libasound2-data:i386,
  • libasound2-plugins:i386,
  • libstdc++6:i386,
  • libx11-6:i386,
  • libxcb1:i386,
  • libxcursor1:i386,
  • libxrandr2:i386

This game comes with a 32-bit binary only.


Papers, Please (2013)

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