The developer of Papers, Please has announced the iPad launch of the game via Twitter. Lucas Pope tweeted a photo of the game appearing on an iPad with the words, “December 12th.”
Pope noted that the iPad version of the game will not contain the full nudity option for the search scanner photos, citing Apple’s rejection of the version of the game with that feature on the grounds of “pornographic content.”
He stated in another tweet, “I did this iPad version myself. The Vita port has way more dependencies so there’s still no ETA on that. I probably announced it too early.”
Pope’s Papers, Please won this year’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Game Festival, as well as the Excellence in Narrative and Excellence in Design award. The game was positively received in GameSpot’s review, praised for its emphasis on moral choices and engaging story. Developer Pope has since announced his next project, named Return of the Obra Dinn. The game will use a first-person perspective and take place on an East India Company merchant ship named the Obra Dinn. No release date has been confirmed.
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