The acclaimed PC indie game Papers, Please has been released for the iPad today, but not without some changes. The creator of the game, Lucas Pope, stated he was forced to remove content that contained nudity due to Apple's rules.
Papers, Please was first released for the PC in 2013 and has the player taking on the role of a border inspector in the fictional totalitarian state of Arstotzka. It received a ton of 'Best Game of the Year" awards that year from various media outlets, including from The New Yorker, Wired, and Forbes. Here's a quick description of the game:
Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission's primitive inspect, search, and fingerprint systems you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.
The iPad version has most of the content of the original Papers, Please, plus "unlockable multitouch support for faster paperwork, an enhanced inspection mode, Game Center achievements, leaderboards, mid-day resume, and more." It's currently available for $5.99, which is a price cut from its normal $7.99.
One of the parts of the PC version that was removed is the full nudity that's depicted when the full body scanner is used on the fictional characters. In a Twitter message this week, Pope said, "Apple rejected that build for containing 'pornographic content.'"
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