TIGSource - December 2013 (18 posts)

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Dec 10, 2013

#642 December 10, 2013 11:38 PM

Quote from: matwek on December 02, 2013, 04:39:05 AM Just watched the documentary Video Games Changed The World on BBC 4. You got a fairly big mention near the end of the show even before they started talking about the indie scene.
Quote from: CowMainia on December 10, 2013, 09:22:25 PM

look at the number one slot (this guy pretty popular on youtube) just thought you would like too see that people really enjoy your game

This is insane. First, the Channel 4 thing, which is really amazing. Then, nominations for best Indie and best PC game at the VGX. It’s also in the running for best PC game at GameSpot. Nerd Cubed picked it as his GOTY, saying it was a “perfect game”. With support from Russian fans, Papers Please made it to round 2 of the Escapist’s GOTY brackets, where everything else is AAA. I’ve been speechless for days.

During this flurry, I’ve mostly kept my head down with work on the localizations. There’s more postmortem stuff coming, I just gotta find the time to post it!


#643 phi6 (December 11, 2013 06:22 AM)
So happy for you! I’ve been following this game for ages and played the initial free demo… Who would have thought it. Congrats again :)

#644 Impmaster (December 14, 2013 07:05 AM)

Nerdcubed, a relatively popular youtuber, released his top ten games of 2013 recently. Papers, Please, was in the first place. He called it a “perfect game”, of which only portal and shadow of the colossus had the honor of being called before. Good job.

#645 muki (December 25, 2013 11:59 AM)


#646 Sheepolution (December 25, 2013 12:43 PM)

If you go back through the devlog, you can find some discussion of how weird it is to get detailed citations for mistakes. As if someone is watching over your shoulder. Why not have that guy check the passports? This bothered me for most of the project and I considered a few different ways to handle it.
In the end you have removed all those ideas. So how did you deal with it after that?

#647 CMDR Coriander Salamander (December 26, 2013 10:47 PM)
So I just wanted to thank you Dukope… this thread was a really awesome read (just read it pretty much all the way through in a night lol) and I had to say you’re amazing, please keep making games and writing devlogs!

#648 Taber (January 03, 2014 09:48 AM)

Extra Credits’ James declares Papers Please as his favorite game of the year at about 7:30 and then goes on to explain why. Well done! :beer!:

#649 Thomas Finch (February 05, 2014 11:20 PM)
So apparently, someone has made a mod for Civilization 5 that adds a map of Arstotzka. That’s when you know you’re game has made it.
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=223772176

#650 sonictooth (February 06, 2014 10:40 AM)
Hello Lucas!

First of all congratulations for Papers, Please! Truly one of my favourite games ever. Since you’re writing a post-mortem, I would like to ask you is to elaborate a little more on the technical side of the development, for us programmers (I know you wrote some brief notes about the code at the beginning of the project, but I’d like to know more). For example, you used Haxe/NME to build it: how was the experience? Would you recommend it to other developers working on similar projects? One big selling-point of Haxe/NME is the supposedly “free” multiplatform support, but I guess that it isn’t so easy: what are/were the biggest problems when porting Papers, Please to different platforms? (And, on a related note, what about iOS?)

Thank you!

#651 thirtyfour (February 07, 2014 08:59 PM)
Lucas, just wanted to congratulate with you for the amazing game and the well-deserved success. Brilliant in every way, thanks for your work.

#652 kleiba (March 14, 2014 12:39 AM)
Papers, Please: The ‘boring’ game that became a smash hit


#653 knifeySpoonie (March 14, 2014 11:18 AM)
Congrats on the Best Strategy game BAFTA!!!! well deserved it’s a great game. I have one of those for TW Shogun 2 back in 2011 :D

#654 Bandreus (March 20, 2014 01:36 AM)
Hey Lucas, congrats for winning effin’ grand prize at IGF  :toast left:

#655 Whiteclaws (March 20, 2014 05:26 PM)

Quote from: Bandreus on March 20, 2014, 01:36:50 AM Hey Lucas, congrats for winning effin’ grand prize at IGF  :toast left:

Dang , grats mate

#656 Impmaster (March 20, 2014 05:33 PM)

How does it feel to be famous?

#657 team_q (March 21, 2014 02:11 PM)
Mad congrats buddy!

#658 gambrinous (March 21, 2014 02:30 PM)

You had the best swag - really enjoyed the physical stamping of my little passport :)

#659 retrostark (March 23, 2014 04:50 PM)
what a great game!  :hand metal left: