Indie Hour - Papers, Please
Ed introduces Jess to the grim and stressful world of 'Papers, Please' and together they secure the borders of fictional communist state Arstotzka in this unique dystopian document thriller!
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Funny enough, the 2nd terrorist she let in was the one who had the same name as her. Also, wasn't sure if there was a way to detain the pimp instead of turning them down... after all they could come back.
A bunch of indie hour links are broken. Including the main link on www.twitch.tv/gamespot which leads to nothing atm.
The chasm link has been broken since you put it up.
Awesome game! Even though I got docked six times in the same day (total salary 70 creds) I was still able to pay for rent and such. LOL
Well that was quick! Papers, Please was Greenlit on Steam today!
Thanks to all the GameSpot viewers who took the time to give it a like. You can see the announcement here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/765/announcements/detail/1569779557309484930
Keep an eye out for the full release, and check out the free beta if you haven't already!
Hey guys, love the show been watching it for a while and of course went back and watched all the earlier ones. May I whole heartedly suggest a new game for this show:
"Wildfire Worlds" by Dot Products
It's a really incredible idea and looks amazing. Basically a little paper city riot simulator... I use "simulator" casually. It's worth a video watch at least. However it may still be a bit early in development for this show, but worth looking into ahead of time. It's currently on Greenlight for Steam and that's where I first found it. Wildfire Worlds is so unique in idea and so beautiful in look it is very hard to ignore. Yet it is currently only in a playable Alpha Version 0.34 and they seem to have many more wonderful features in the rioting chaos to add. Plus it seems to be their strong intent to get the cities to run in cycles after destruction and not only become over grown in plants but have the cities themselves regrow, rebuild bigger and better. Currently once the city is destroyed trees and plants take over, but the cycle isn't fully implemented yet so it settles there after the city is destroyed. It is a beautiful process and the future ideas seem that they will only enhance it.
Please at least take a little look at it and perhaps down the line when it moves from Alpha to Beta it may be worth an episode. It's just that I am aware that usually Indie Hour tries to highlight games that have yet to be Greenlit, so this one seem appropriate.
Jess, How do you know you can believe some random person with a sob story about being enslaved? Maybe the person ahead of that guy had some other reason to want to get that good citizen in trouble and was lying about them. If you do not have proof of wrong-doing, you should never assume a person is guilty. Remember the rule - Innocent until proven guilty.
Something I don't understand... on the first day she made $10... on the second she was $5 short, why did it not take $5 out of the $10 that she previously made? Doesn't make sense, makes every day totally separate from the other days.. would've been interesting to be able to actually save up for those days when there isn't enough time to process many people.
I returned to play it today after I slept some and I totally pwnd that demo ;D
Not a single mistake was made that week and all sorts of scum was detained and killed and thrown out of the country rofl. I even made some savings
Hey Ed & Jess!
Totally downloaded and tried the beta after the livestream. It's fun but now I know your frustration :P
I'll master it if it's possible hehe and if it's not then I'll hack it and add $100000 to his savings just to see what happens.
I love these quirky game ideas.
Oh yeah and that NPC that keeps coming back with more fake papers every day is my new hero
They should test Game dev Tycoon. http://www.greenheartgames.com/
Really good game. And Papers please is such a hard game.
If you like the look of Papers, Please you can vote for it on Steam Greenlight here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=138290904
And try out the free beta version here: http://dukope.com/
@AeroQC Oh no! That's okay, that's how you learn =P
@superbuuman I really want to get back into it. Also, I dont know why.
@CruiserCaptain Thanks! Indie games are so easy to miss.
@CruiserCaptain I'll definitely check it out, thank you for the suggestion!
@zenstrata I went totally by the book and ignored everyones misery when I played :P
You can read about people getting murdered because of your actions in the paper between levels(days) though heh.
"Not my problem" xD
@zenstrata I know man, that game just... got to me, y'know? I'm changed =/
@Eric_Drav3n Ahhhhh =[ I feel terrible
@Eric_Drav3n Everyone's favourite! <3
@Eric_Drav3n You are my hero.
@Eric_Drav3n How did you manage that? I thought we were taking our sweet, sweet time during this video and we still managed to keep everyone alive
@PranksterX Agreed. Jess is a smokeshow.
@DreamsofGreen Uh, yeah, I'm very excitable when I play games.
@liffi Game dev Tycoon is a rip off of a far better game on IOS called Game Dev Story by Kairosoft. There is no reason why they should look at it.
I'll add that the beta was very smooth to get running.
Just unzip and run the exe. No installation even.
Ahahaha ikr. WHY is it fun?! It's bureaucratic, tedious paperwork in a depressing setting. Weirdly satisfying game though.
@Saketume @CruiserCaptain Yeah, for all my concern of getting sucked into to many games with DRM I find myself using Steam more and more simply to research and support interesting indie games and ideas. Not that I am at all against developers having rights and ownership to their work. Just fearful, as many seem, to be forced into an always-on play style. Or more importantly not feeling as though I actually own my own copy of a full game I purchased legally. So far, thankfully the indie games I go for seem to support this direct downloading despite many also being hosted on Steam, ie: Running with Rifles, Wildfire Worlds and even Don't Starve, which I was happy to see. So thanks to indie developers too! lol. (Check out "Wayfarer" that looks intense!! I think it's co-op space and planet exploration.)
Posted a little info on my suggestion for Wildfire World episode on Wildfire Worlds development forum and the dev is interested in providing you guys access to the current version to help accommodate your efforts at research for a possible future show, or at least to help spread and build a media base. For the record I have no association with this games development group, I just found this game a little while ago and fell in love with the idea and look. But I am happy to help pass information along, but I'm uncertain of how to contact you more directly at this point other than this comments board. And I'll just hope you guys are being attentive. Please feel free to contact me more directly if you need to. Or perhaps just check out their site (www.wildfireworlds.com), and contact one of the main people/devs "Mike" on the forum directly.
Thanks again. Let me know how it goes.
Thank you. I've been saving a suggestion for something really special, and I think "Wildfire Worlds" is worth it. And thanks for you guys paying attention to your viewers. And I look forward to the episode some day. I have a strong feeling you guys will find interesting too. Thanks again.
@tempertress @zenstrata honestly I sympathize with the scenario you were trapped in there.This game opens up all sorts of potentially sensitive issues with its subject matter.And I personally don't believe the time constraints you were stuck working under were really fair.Neither was the idea that they changed the system every day!
Imagine being a citizen who had to regularly travel back and forth in those countries, it would be a nightmare of bureaucracy every time just to travel. Even if a person was following all the rules, there is a good chance they still would flub up something. All these random rules, especially when combined with the human element where the worker could be influenced by other motives than simply doing the best job they could . . . I just hope that in real life we have a simpler/better system than the game.
@doorselfin @Eric_Drav3n I dunno I thought it was cause I was pretty slow, I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. It seemed like after every day I always had to skip paying for something. Maybe I should have always payed for heat though cause once everyone got sick it all just went downhill lol
@Saketume @tempertress Actually yes to all. I had to go get the free beta tonight and played a few days. And I know I will keep going back. It's a paper work simulator... why do I want to play this? But I do. I also found myself quickly concerned about making sure I cover all the details in paper work for fear of failing at my job. My families already hungry and my son is sick. Can't afford anything. Wonderful artistic expression.
Oh and you guys highlighted "Running with Rifles" a few shows back, and I totally bought that beta right away after like 5 minutes of the demo, committed fan. So thanks again for the show!
Thanks! I'll check it out.
I love the space sims/trading genre. I tried Drox Operative recently but it doesn't have what I was looking for. I can recommend Flatspace II though.
It has exploration (although sadly no planets to discover or terraform), trading, assassination and taxi missions. RPG elements, ship upgrades and all that.
Still waiting for something to trump "Starflight II" or "Elite II" of yesteryear though.
Luckily the genre is increasing in popularity.
I second that! I love that you guys&gals at indie hour take your time to reply and chat with us.
I'm sure our live stream trolling didn't distract you at all.