If you're into games, the last place you might look is the New Yorker, however, Papers, Please, won the Best Game of 2013 for the prestigious East Coast magazine. And they've won quite a bit more including indie game award by Forbes and another best overall game by Wired.
Why all the fuss? Papers, Please offers an interesting dystopian insight into what it's like for an immigration officer in an imaginary country that the game exists within. How do you control the flow of people while at the same time considering the broader social, political and economic conditions? The place is called Arstotzka and those who don't have the right papers will either have to go home -- if that exists -- or will get arrested.
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