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Posted: 10 weeks ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Paper Trail is a traversal puzzle game about a budding academic, Paige, leaving home. Play is set in a foldable paper world that you manipulate to join paths, move rocks and overlap the two sides of reality. It's a unique two sided puzzle that tells the story of finding your feet and making new friends.

Play involves exploring the world made entirely out of bits of paper. Like paper, you can fold it, bend it, spin it. twist it and even tear it to overcome obstacles and find your way around. As you progress you meet and talk to the people in your village and learn their stories. Some of them need help, that usually involves working out how your paper folding ability can be put to good use.

It's a beautiful, charming world that offers a calm relaxing space in which to discover the coming-of-age story. The puzzles match the charm with ingenuity that can take some time to figure out, but are always satisfying.

The result is a devilishly tricky adventure that introduces Paige to a unique cast of characters, each with their stories and view of the wider world. From untouched deep dark caves to the tallest treetops buffeted by rain, it's a game that invites not only exploration but interaction.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative, Puzzle, Sequencing and Traversal

Accessibility: 37 features

Developer: Newfangled Games (@NewfangledGames)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Rating

8-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the spatial logic and reasoning required for the game is complex.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Paper Trail Accessibility Report documents 37 accessibility features:
The game lets you view the reverse side of the current level/piece of paper, to be able to see how you need to fold it to access different elements.

You can save progress frequently but not half way through a particular puzzle.

As a linear game, it's clear where you need to go next. The game doesn't provide a map or direction as this isn't needed on this basis.

There's a Low Motion option that turns off environmental and character animations to ease potential motion sickness.

Where audio happens off-screen, the camera pans to also see the event visually.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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