Papers Please

We the Revolution

'We. The Revolution' Is a Bleak Morality Tale of Revolutionary Violence

A tragedy of ambition and corruption, 'We. The Revolution' is so skeptical of politics it fails to portray any.
Rob Zacny
4.23.19
Video Games

'Return of the Obra Dinn' Is a Beautiful Murder Mystery by the Creator of 'Papers, Please'

When a ghost ship washes up on England’s shore, it’s your job to figure out what happened to the 60 souls who died on it.
Matthew Gault
10.18.18
resistance

Six Ways Games Can Teach Resistance

Games don't ask players to break their rules. Games teach players a system.
Tanya X. Short
7.12.17
Papers Please

‘Papers, Please’ Is Frighteningly Resonant in Trump's America

What to do when "just doing your job" puts you on the wrong side of morality.
Dawn Saas
4.9.17
Review

'Animal Inspector' Is Like 'Hot or Not' for Pets

If that pet snake is lame, it’s your job to let the world know.
Brittany Vincent
11.22.15
VICE vs Video games

Unstuck in Time: What Video Games Have to Say About the 1980s

From "Vice City" to "The Phantom Pain," games have been looking back at the decade in fascinating ways.
Javy Gwaltney
10.2.15
Gaming

Kill a Newspaper in This Censorship Game

The truth is your last priority when editing 'The Westport Independent.'
Emanuel Maiberg
5.15.15
Read

The Creator of ‘Papers, Please’ Is Working on a New Detective Game

A conversation with indie developer Lucas Pope about his new game, Return of the Obra Dinn, and his award-winning breakthrough, Papers, Please.
Mike Diver
4.21.15
VICE vs Video games

The Creator of ‘Papers, Please’ Is Working on a New Detective Game

A conversation with indie developer Lucas Pope about 'Return of the Obra Dinn' and his award-winning breakthrough.
Mike Diver
4.21.15
VICE vs Video games

The Value of Video Games That Aren’t ‘Fun’

We need games brave enough to make the player upset and uncomfortable, that aren't empowering or traditionally entertaining.
Thomas McMullan
3.12.15
VICE vs Video games

Bleak Video Games Should Remind Us of What Matters in Our Real Lives

Bleak dystopias can be oddly uplifting.
Brad Barrett
2.24.15