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Paper Beast

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Pixel Reef
Release Date: July 24, 2020

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'Paper Beast: Folded Edition' Announced For PC, Does Not Require VR - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2020 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT

Paper Beast is a playful VR exploration game of big data and vibrant wildlife, where you'll discover an ecosystem born out of lost code and forgotten algorithms.

Paper Beast lets intrepid player-explorers discover a blossoming virtual world where the environments and quirky animals have independently evolved from lost code and forgotten data.

Players will interact with ever-evolving environments and will form delicate bonds with emotionally stirring creatures. Following an unspoken narrative, players will interact with fascinating wildlife that adapts its behavior to the player’s actions. The game leads you to discover fauna and flora made from origami paper, folded metal, coral… Some elements seem familiar, such as water and sand, while others are more surreal, such as the creatures.

As you go through the game, you solve puzzles and obstacles, discovering a lot of surprises. The creatures help the player progress through their journey intuitively, without a word, since the game’s narrative is non-verbal. You share a common goal with these animals: to progress and evolve in this world. You’ll create a strong bond as you interact and travel together.

The game is based on this years VR hit Paper Beast and opens up the surprising adventure that features a fantastic game world, with a real-time ecosystem filled with bizarre creatures and wildlife, up to PC players (no VR headset required).

Paper Beast: Folded Edition includes all the latest updates of the VR version of the game, as well as reworked lighting. On top of that the game features all-new controls for mouse and keyboard and controllers that have been completely reworked from the ground up to provide the optimum experience on PC.

The current Steam VR version of Paper Beast will be sold in a bundle with the Folded Edition for €/$19,99.

An entirely stand-alone game mode, Sandbox allows players to create their own unique, freeform virtual domains, from the fantastical creatures that inhabit it, to the weather and the terrain itself. 

The new Sandbox mode approximates a god game experience, as active experimentation with Paper Beast’s intriguing ecosystem plays a major role. Players can form and manipulate the environment, influence the weather and experiment with the deep physics engine that powers Paper Beast. 

Experience the distinct characteristics of Paper Beast's wildlife in this brand-new mode, as creature behavior is profoundly dependent on the elements. Special focus is given to immersion and environmental simulation. Players can interact with eleven different hybrid animal species, as well as plants, geological elements, and even the sun.  

The Paper Beast sandbox mode will coexist with a captivating story in which intrepid player-explorers discover a blossoming virtual world where the environments and quirky animals have independently evolved from lost code and forgotten data. Following an unspoken narrative, players will solve environmental puzzles and interact with fascinating wildlife that adapts its behaviour to the player’s actions.

Paper Beast is a poetic fusion of technology and immersive gameplay experiences. A deep simulation system has been developed to bring the game universe to life. To emphasise the experience three talents are working full time on the spatial audio. The original soundtrack from British music artist Roly Porter highlights the immersion as you find your way in this colorful and poetic universe. And like the icing on the cake The Japanese All Girl Art Punk Rock Band TsuShiMaMire also took part in the adventure!

Currently available for PSVR and PC (Steam VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive), Paper Beast is coming to PC (Steam) as Folded Edition (no VR required) on October 20, 2020 for €/$16,99.


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