It warms the cockles of my Japanophile heart when someone takes inspiration from some super-cool Japanese thing to make something equally super-cool. Those cockles are warm indeed, thanks to a new iPad game from Nyamyam, a British indie studio made up of former Rare employees. Yeah, Rare, the Donkey Kong Country/Perfect Dark/Banjo-Kazooie people.
The game's called Tengami, and takes inspiration from origami and papercraft (in a fashion not unlike the upcoming PS Vita title Tearaway), and stars the side-scrolling exploits of a samurai-looking fellow in a world apparently made from folded paper. Screen transitions are handled in a beautiful pop-up book style, and gameplay promises to involve folding and creasing the environment itself to make passages, circumvent obstacles, or avoid enemies.
The game's due on iPad sometime next year, with PC and Mac versions to follow. You interested?
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