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A Tale of Paper

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Digerati Distribution
Developer: Open House Games
Release Date: 2021

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'A Tale of Paper' Coming to More Consoles and PC in Late 2021, Demo Available - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 14, 2021 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT

A Tale of Paper is an emotional adventure of a paper boy who uses origami to fulfill the dream of his creator.

Can a dream transcend its owner? Line is no ordinary hero: for a start, Line is a piece of paper. But it's not a regular piece of paper either: it is able to transform itself into different shapes such as frogs, paper planes, rockets, or even birds.In this textless adventure, each of these shapes allows Line to navigate through the real world of A Tale of Paper in a magical perpsective in order to unveil its mysteries.

Instead of power-ups, Line will use origami to overcome every obstacle on its way, even some evil Roombas: Line must combine all of its abilities to clear every stage. But be careful, because every shape only allows Line to perform one action. As a frog, Line can jump higher but it can't walk or run. We wanted to transmit Line's fragility (and his potential to overcome obstacles) through this idea, combined with clever level design and some relentless enemies called Roombas.

A Tale of Paper's slow-paced and deep gameplay is what makes it special, mixing puzzles and platforming but we also throw in some suspense and bits and pieces of walking simulation in this mix. It is also worth noting that this is no 2D platformer. The camera scrolls laterally, but players can roam in its world in any direction.

A Tale of Paper is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC in Q3/Q4 2021.

A Tale of Paper PC demo is available to download now.


Key Features:

  • Help a fragile and endearing paper to fulfill the dream of his creator. Embark on an adventure of loss and hope through the eyes of Line, a paper boy who magically came to life. Assist him escape from unusual dangers and bring him the strength he will need to reach the end of his journey.
  • Use origami to overcome obstacles. Master Line's origami transformations to reach new levels, solve light puzzles and complete platforming sequences.
  • A small hero in a big world: Overcome challenges, solve puzzles, and escape danger as you journey across beautifully crafted environments
  • A narrative without text: Explore each level and find hidden collectibles to unveil the heartfelt story behind A Tale of Paper
  • Discover bonus chapters: Complete the main adventure and unlock three prequel chapters, with a new character, new abilities, and new challenges

A Tale of Paper is currently available on the PlayStation 4, and it's coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC in Q3/Q4 2021.


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