Papers, Please is getting a short film

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Papers, Please, the indie bureaucrat simulator, is being adapted into a short film. 

Released in 2013, Papers, Please tasked players with checking the passports of immigrants attempting to enter the fictional country of Arstotzka. It made for some pretty great puzzles and a whole lot of political commentary.

The game’s creator, Lucas Pope, first posted about the film on Twitter back in May but seeing a full-blown trailer is sure to have more people talking.

The film is being helmed by Nikita and Liliya Ordynskiy, small filmmakers out of the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting

While we don’t have any huge insight on the film just yet, it’s nice to see smaller games like this getting some love in film. 

Papers, Please- the short film trailer [YouTube]


Rich Meister
NY gamer who duped Destructoid into hiring him. JRPG nerd and Paul Rudd enthusiast. Full disclosure, I backed some Kickstarter things. Monster Crown and Knuckle Sandwich have my money so take my opinions with a grain of salt.