There is an ending in which your family dies. I want to get this ending as fast as possible. Can I just turn heating off and not buy food, or will I die myself?

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    ...I'm not familiar with this game. You are talking about a game, right? Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:35
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    yes I'm talking about the game, reads a bit psycho now you mention it :D Edited the text a bit.
    – TeraTon
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:40
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    As @RavenDreamer 's hand hovers over his phone lol
    – Ender
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:43
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    10/10 misleading title, have an upvote.
    – fredley
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:55
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    another one for the collection of strange titles Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 15:28

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Fastest way is to not pay for food, heat or medicine (but pay the rent!).

You yourself won't be affected, but your family will.

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    ok, I'll test this when I get home.
    – TeraTon
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:42
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    Pay the rent is mandatory, you can't choose not to pay it.
    – Dereckson
    Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 17:43
  • On the bright side, you save lots of money!
    – Doktor J
    Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 16:44

You cannot die from cold or hunger in Papers, Please. Only your family members can.

When you don't pay the heating or food bills, your family members get cold and/or hungry. This can cause them to get sick, prompting you to buy medicine for them. If you don't, they will get very sick and die.

If you just want to kill them all, never pay the heating or for food. It will only take a few days. If all your family members die, the game ends.

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    The earliest I have made (and provble) is on day 5.
    – iBug
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 16:34

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