Paper is great, isn't it?
I mean, you can write on it, fold it up, cut it into interesting shapes - you're limited only by your imagination. Some people even use it as inspiration for the art style of their games, which is something I very much like.
Take the newly announced horror game, Paper Cut Mansion, developed by Space Lizard Studio, for example. Its paper craft aesthetic gives it character and makes it stand out from the crowd, and in today's busy gaming marketplace that's vital for success. Honestly, give the trailer below a watch and tell me doesn't have charm.
Looks good, doesn't it? How scary Paper Cut Mansion will be remains questionable, but if the trailer is anything to go by it looks fun to play. A procedurally generated roguelike set in a handcrafted cardboard world, you'll need to use your brain to solve puzzles and your brawn to overcome coarse enemies if you're going to survive.
While it's deep into production, a crowdfunding campaign for Paper Cut Mansion is planned for later this year to get the game into players hands with more features and polish. We'll be sure to let you know when it goes live. Until then, try to keep Paper Cut Mansion in some recess of your gaming abused mind.