The Meaning of Arstotzka

In preparation for discussion, consider the f0llowing resources:

  1. The Papers, Please Wikia entry on Endings
  2. A video collecting the ending sequences

And think about the following questions, preparing a short remark on one of them for sharing in discussion:

  1. Which of the endings would you personally consider the most desirable or ethical?
  2. Which of the endings seem privileged by the game’s design?
  3. Given the experience of the game, what would you say you are asked to think about? Feel?
  4. Do you think the game provides a commentary on gaming with its design? If so, does this commentary relate at all to the diegetic situation of the game?


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