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Lucas Pope is sick of Papers, Please

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Papers, Please developer Lucas Pope has stated that he is sick of his hit indie game, and doesn’t plan to do anything more with it.

in an interview with VG247, Pope detailed his history modding Quake, and working at Naughty Dog, before deciding to go indie and work on smaller projects.

“Leaving Naughty Dog was like, ‘I want to work on small experimental games’.”

Pope has expressed fatigue working on Papers, Please, and doesn’t have any plans for DLC or a sequel. But still plans to port it to iPad, but not before taking a break from it.

“I’ve already worked on it for a year and four months, so it’s already to me like I’m kind of sick to death of Papers, Please. My plan is to make a quick, short, free game. And then once I’ve gotten a little distance from Papers, Please, come back to it and do the iPad port, but I don’t have any plans for a sequel or DLC or anything like that, at least not right now.”

Pope said that he may use some of the elements from Papers, Please in later games, but rules out the possibility of a direct sequel or DLC, at least for now

“There’s always a chance I could reuse some of the setting like I did with Papers, Please and Republia Times, but the interesting part is the new concepts where I have a lot of challenge in trying to figure out what to do. If I was going to do a sequel or DLC, those challenges have been met and the problems have already been solved, so it’s not that interesting to me anymore.”

I’m with Pope on this one. I don’t really want a sequel to Papers, Please, because it’s unnecessary. The original game is complete, and doesn’t need or warrant  extra content, like additional story, or custom skins for Jorji. I can’t wait to see the new stuff he works on, as he seems to be a really capable developer not afraid to try new things.

Last Updated: March 6, 2014


  1. Totally cool with this. Game is already perfect 😀
    Wait, I lie, the only problem it has is trying to explain to people wtf you’re playing and why it’s so great…but their eyes go a bit wonky at passport stamping.


    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 12:45



  2. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 6, 2014 at 12:45

    I kinda get how he feels. I mean, FTL was a brilliant little game, and even the Star Trek ships and weapons mod, gave me endless more hours of fun, I cannot see FTL ever having a sequel. Yes I know its getting an Advanced version, but as far as sequel goes, no


  3. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 6, 2014 at 12:50

    Hehe… For some reason this song got stuck in my head



    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 12:56

      Nope, not clicking on your link 😛


      • RinceThis

        March 6, 2014 at 13:29

        Nor I…


  4. Syber

    March 6, 2014 at 12:51

    This article may be possibly fake.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 6, 2014 at 13:41

      No, I’m pretty sure this article is real. It’s right above the comment section. 😉


    • Weanerdog

      March 6, 2014 at 13:47

      Yes with it being April 1st and all


    • Jason Ashman

      March 11, 2014 at 00:51

      Stalking are we lol?


  5. Anonymous X

    March 7, 2014 at 12:53

    I think it’s a shame. There’s still much he can do with the formula. New concepts, scanners, scripted situations that were unexplored. I would love a sequel, personally.


  6. CloverMuffins

    April 19, 2014 at 21:03

    Oh man, ‘Papers, Please’ could definitely use an expansion of sorts. I so absolutely LOVED this game and got so into it, that I finished the story mode in one evening and then was like “WTF? Too short!”. THAT is/was the only thing that really (well… not really) bothered me about this game. This game is perfect, but if the story mode was longer it’d be even… more perfect (?). Lucas Pope, pls.


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