Papers, Please: Have you pre-purchased yet?

If you're not following developer Lucas Pope (@dukope) on Twitter, you might have missed his tweet yesterday: Papers, Please is available on Steam for pre-purchase.

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I've been a fan of the game since it entered beta, and as a result I pre-purchased almost immediately.

For those who haven't played Papers, Please, or perhaps don't know what's going on, I recommend Tracey Lien's article from April. In a nutshell, you get to play border control in an '80s communist country. It's your job to stamp documents, but th e game has a few other elements relating to survival. For instance, will you spend your earnings on heating for the family house or food?

It's fun in a strange way. Stamping documents shouldn't be, and yet I spent money for the privilege of doing it some more. The game's website has also launched, at PapersPlea.se. I must ask - have you pre-ordered yet? You still have a week to get your papers in order.

Seriously, I'm weirdly hyped for this game. It shouldn't be as fun or as satisfying as it is, and yet here we are. Oh, and if you'd like to get a taster before release the betas are still on Pope's website. I'd play those, if I were you.

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