Papers, Please is a dystopian document thriller released on Steam in August 2013 where the players takes the role of an Immigration officer in the fictional communist-run country, Artotzka. In its release year, the game won multiple awards titled “Best Game of 2013” from the BAFTAs, Wired, Forbes, and more.
While it’s unlikely to be as big as the Assassin’s Creed movie or the Street Fighter movie, the on-set photographs tweeted today by game creator Lucas Pope, shows a promising start.
Pope has also worked on multiple other solo projects such as “The Republia Times,” a game where the player is assigned as editor-in-chief of the highly respected newspaper company. Using their influence, the player must print positive articles that shows the beautiful and free nation of Republia in a good light.
The directors of the short film adaptation, Nikita (Никита) and Liliya Ordynskiy (Лилия Ордынский) both have their productions on their YouTube channels however it’s still not clear where we will be able to view the film. Nikita Ordynskiy has previously won multiple awards for his latest work titled “Gorbatov” which includes Best Director at Fisheye Film Festival 2016 and Winner of Best Short Film at Contact International Film Festival 2016.
Production shots from an upcoming Papers Please short film by Nikita and Liliya Ordynskiy. Really looking forward to this. pic.twitter.com/e1d3qwaHrq— Lucas Pope (@dukope) 30 May 2017