Imagine you're a 12 year old, suddenly in charge of the guard shed at the castle gate, where you decide if elves, goblins and 100+ other characters should be admitted. It's a wonderful combination of deduction, narrative and puzzle games.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (50) - 90% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (552) - 94% of the 552 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 23, 2024

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“Look, the game Papers, Please was an incredible and very serious piece of art. But I'm surprised it's taken this long for someone to take the concept and run with it in an admittedly sillier way.”

“it’s going to make you laugh time and time again”

“Lil’ Guardsman blends the border officer setup of Papers, Please with comedy stylings of a LucasArts adventure to create a truly wonderful experience.”

About This Game

In this deduction adventure, you play as Lil - an unlikely 12-year-old hero - covering your dad's shift at the guard shed and are tasked with deciding the fate of over 100 unique characters.

You will question humans, elves, goblins, cyclopes, and other fantasy creatures using your powers of deduction to determine who to admit or deny based on how they respond to your questions and your trusty tools. Sending visitors to jail, inadvertently zapping them to smithereens, or letting them go on their merry way are all part of the job. But be careful: who you let through the castle gates will determine the kingdom's fate.

See the Sprawl and its fantastical & quirky citizens through a royal wedding to one of two kingdoms vying for an alliance, and a subsequent siege by whoever you've angered in the process. Your decisions can determine the fate of the city and its people!

Interrogate 100+ fully voiced characters in just the right way to earn a perfect score.

Spend your hard earned gold wisely on powering up your guardsman toolkit, and strategically deploy these to admit or deny the right people or...goblins?

Use your trusty Chronometer3000 to go back and get a higher score... but be careful not to break space and time in the process.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10, 11
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon RX 460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10, 11
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or Radeon RX Vega 64
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.15
    • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core, 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 660 / RX 460
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 11.6
    • Processor: M1
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: M1
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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