It’s Paper Guy!

“It’s Paper Guy!” by Paper Team (Thomas Giro, Malo Dalmier, Jonas Dutouquet, Jeanne Prigent, Marc Enciso & Mathieu Renard).

“Solo puzzle-adventure game in 2.5D, set in a universe fully made of paper. […] Draw a line anywhere on the screen, game elements along the line are cut. The game follows the cute adventures of Paper Guy through a series of 5-7 playlets. […] [A] feel-good game connecting and providing fun to both kids and the ones who remained a child at heart.”

I’m a huge fan of game worlds that are made out of paper, cardboard boxes as well as papier-mâché, but “It’s Paper Guy!” really hits the spot. While the environment and character design is already a fantastic visual feature, the best thing about this demo version is the cutting mechanic. With that, the eponymous Paper Guy can cut nearly everything in half. Of course that’s not only amazing because of the optical feedback, but because of the clever puzzle design that it allows.

Want an aggressive dog to be transformed into a cute, harmless one? Just destroy the “Bad dog!” warning sign with your fabulous skill. The time doesn’t go by fast enough? One cut and the short hand of the clock tower is gone. “It’s Paper Guy!” is filled with little riddles like those and if such a cute puzzle game doesn’t make you smile, then I don’t know what else will do. Just fantastic!