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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Papetura is a point-and-click puzzle game where you traverse a vibrant paper world of strange organic structures and whimsical fairy houses. You interact with these things to complete puzzles and little challenges like lighting up a room or creating a pathway. It's an interesting game made more fascinating because it was designed in actual paper that was photographed to make each scene.

You play Pape, a strange paper creature who escapes from a dark prison with the help of a magical creature called Tura. Together, they move through the world, interacting with characters and fighting against dark, shadowy forces that threaten to burn down the paper world they grow to love.

You play by exploring the varied paper landscapes and paying close attention to how you can interact with the environment. Puzzles can range from lighting up areas to finding and collecting items, and if you get stuck, you can play a mini-game, where you eat specific creatures while avoiding others, that then grants helpful hints to the solution.

The result is an intricate and detailed game that offers a unique mix of varied environmental puzzles, a simple yet powerful story, and handcrafted worlds to explore that create a uniquely engaging game.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/05/2021, updated in 2022

Price: 20% off

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Papetura Game (@PapeturaGame)




Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 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

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple puzzles mean that a wide range of ages and abilities can play, and adults will appreciate the intricate paper art as much as the story.


Papetura usually costs £8.99 to £9.59. 


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our Papetura Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:
Nothing in the game is time-based, so you can take as long as you need with every action you do.

There is no text during play, with any information necessary being conveyed through images. In the menu, each of the three options (brightness, music, sound effects) are also conveyed with an image. the only text in the game is the title screen, which is large and high contrast.

At any time, you can press the question mark in the top right corner of the screen and play a minigame to receive a hint about what to do next, although even these at times can still be somewhat vague.

The game is often low contrast, and because the backgrounds are captured in-camera, there is a depth-of-field effect. Chromatic aberration also appears on some characters.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We have documented the following aspects of the game in terms of inclusion and representation. Let us know if we missed something.

Gender and Sexuality:

Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.

  • Play as Character without stated Gender:: The game’s protagonist’s gender is ambiguous and not stated.

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