August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • Papers, Please is a puzzle simulation game where players take on the role of an immigration officer who must review incoming passports.
  • The game first released in 2013, and its developer, Lucas Pope, went on to create Return of the Obra Dinn, another award-winning indie title. 
  • Pope revealed that Papers, Please will be hitting Android mobile devices on Aug. 5, 2022. 

Papers, Please developer Lucas Pope revealed that the hit indie game is making its way to Android next week. First released in 2013 for PC, Papers, Please garnered critical acclaim for its portrayal of a dystopian environment where players approve or deny incoming passports for citizens crossing the border into a fictional Soviet country. 

In a tweet on his personal Twitter account, Pope simply posted a picture of the game running on two phones with the text “‘Papers, Please’ but small. August 5th.” Given that the game relies on fairly simple controls with a distinct retro art direction, it seems like the perfect fit for mobile.