Lucas Pope’s award-winning “Dystopian Document Thriller” Papers, Please ($7.99) hit iPad back in 2014. It remains one of the best games on the platform, and one of the most essential indie games ever. Having originally played it on Steam, I was blown away by how good it felt on iPad, and even enjoyed it on PS Vita. That PS Vita version gave me hope for a potential mobile version, but we never did get one. Over the weekend, Lucas Pope announced that Papers, Please is not only coming to iPhone and Android, but it is a free update for existing owners of the iPad version. Papers, Please will be a premium release on mobile, and it arrives with an interface designed for smaller screens as shown in Lucas’ Tweet. Watch the trailer for the original game below:
If you’ve not played Papers, Please yet, it has you controlling a border patrol agent who will decide the fate of many people trying to enter the fictional country of Arstotzka. It has loads of great writing, music, and memorable characters. Read our review or the iPad version of Papers, Please. I haven’t played it since the PS Vita release, and will definitely be checking out the iPhone version when the update arrives for the iPad version I own on August 5th. Over the years, many people including myself have enjoyed Return of the Obra Dinn by Lucas Pope. He confirmed on Twitter that there are no plans for that on mobile as of now. I hope it does show up eventually. Check out our new forum thread for the game here and our guide on getting all the endings. Have you played Papers, Please yet?