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Lucas Pope's "surreal" moment Papers, Please was recognised at airport

Papers, Please's creator has recalled how his game was recognised by border inspectors at Heathrow Airport.

Lucas Pope, who won a BAFTA for Strategy / Simulation last night (March 12) for his game about border control in a fictional country, recalled the "surreal" moment on the way to the ceremony.

"It wasn't directly, 'Hey, you're Lucas Pope', but he asked me what I was doing here, they ask you what your purpose of coming to this country is," he told Digital Spy at the ceremony.

"He said, 'Oh, why are you coming to the game BAFTAs?' I told him I had a game that has some nominations. After asking which game, I explained it was Papers, Please, a game about your job exactly.

"The guy next to him - there's two guys in a booth with a divider - was fixing some computers, serving someone else, and he said, 'I have that game'.

"The person who was taking care of me then said, 'That's the game with the old graphics? And you become more and more corrupt?' So he knew the game as well! He asked me where can you get it.

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