The Papers, Please short film is out now on YouTube (and Steam shortly). Have a gander at the 10-minute flick below.
Over four years after it came out on PC, superb dystopian document thriller Papers, Please launches on, wait for it... the Vita.
Back in August I reported on the teaser trailer for the promising-looking short film based on Papers, Please. Now, the people behind the project have released its first full trailer, and it looks awesome.
The short film is directed by up-and-coming Russian movie maker Nikita Ordynskiy, who told Eurogamer the Papers, Please project is a totally independent film, with no support from a studio. "This is a indie film based on a indie game," Ordynskiy said.
The Papers, Please short film does, however, have the full support of the game's creator, Lucas Pope, who Ordynskiy said has been involved with everything from the script to production.
Papers, Please was one of my favourite games of 2013, so I was intrigued to hear news of an official short film based on it. After watching the teaser, I'm pumped!
Eurogamer owner Gamer Network has launched crowdfunded collector's editions of cult video games.
Gamer's Editions are premium collector's editions of previously digital releases, produced with their developers and special edition specialist Idea Planet.
Two Gamer's Editions have been announced: one for a Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 double-pack, and another for Lucas Pope's dystopian document game Papers, Please. They will be made to order in one-off production runs fuelled by a crowdfunded pre-order system. Production begins only when there are enough orders to cover manufacturing costs.
UPDATE 12/12/2014 10.06pm: Apple has claimed its rejection of Papers, Please's lo-fi nudity on the grounds of it being "pornographic content" was an error, and the original uncensored version will be reinstated.
Excellent indie game Papers, Please will be released for iPad on 12th December, creator Lucas Pope revealed via Twitter today.
[Editor's Note: We originally reported that Papers, Please was coming to PS4 in addition to Vita. The game's developer, Lucas Pope, since clarified on Twitter that this isn't the case and that "Sony's announcement was a little confusing." We apologise for the error.]
BAFTA game nominees and winners are discounted on Steam at the moment.
It's that time of year again: The British Academy Games Awards (BAFTA) nominees have been announced. The biggest surprise is that BioShock Infinite - its triumphant arrival being one of the gaming events of the year, if not the generation - is not nominated for Best Game. Fighting it out for that honour are Tearaway, Assassin's Creed 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, The Last of Us, Super Mario 3D World and Papers, Please.
They're not the only indie games you should care about but they're some of the best: finalists for this year's Independent Games Festival - the Oscars of the indie world - have been announced.
The main event, the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, will be contested by The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe); Papers, Please (Lucas Pope); Don't Starve (Klei); Device 6 (Simogo); Jazzpunk (Necrophone); and Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions).
The Stanley Parable and Papers, Please finished as two of Eurogamer's Games of 2013.
Steam has launched its winter sale - and there are some eye-catching bargains to be had.
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow hasn't played a video game before. That much is clear.
Papers, Please, a dystopian adventure game/survival sim about immigration, is due for release next week on PC and Mac on Steam, GoG, and the Humble Store for Ł6.99 / $10.
The game casts you as an immigration agent in charge of checking people's passports and examining them for flaws. You're under pressure to pass judgment on as many civilians as possible within a time limit before your shift ends. At this point it will say how much money you made, how much of it went to your rent and family for living expenses, and the condition of each family member. After only a couple of days in-game with the beta, my family was all cold and hungry, except for my son who was cold, hungry and sick.
The full game will be set over the course of 31 days with 20 different endings. There will also be three variants of Endless Mode: Timed, Endurance and Perfection. Developer Lucas Pope noted that he'd like to make a Linux version and might bring the game to tablets, but nothing's been confirmed there.