Tearaway Unfolded

Tearaway Unfolded is an adventure game where you explore a folklore-filled fantasy world that's made entirely of paper. You play by moving around the world, running, jumping and collecting items to unlock doors and fight enemies. It stands out for how it combines hand-made visuals and intriguing gameplay with Algonquian North American native folklore.





PlayStation 4


Navigate World
Parent-Child Co-Play


Co-Op Local
Asymmetrical Perspectives

Originally on the PlayStation Vita portable system and later coming to PlayStation 4, it's a game that invites you into a paper-craft world. As you explore the world you collect scraps of paper that let you bring life and colour back to each area. Along the way, you fight a range of enemies to unlock new ways forward and complete your collecting.

As you progress you can take pictures of objects in the world to colour them in. This also unlocks related papercraft sheets on the game's website that you can download, colour and fold into the exact creatures you found in the game. It's a unique way to cross over from imaginative screen-based play to creativity in the real world. It also uses the PlayStation controller's unique motion controls, speaker and lights to create novel ways to interact with objects in the game.

The result is a story that on the surface is a simple folklore adventure. This is enriched not only by the tactile paper-based gameplay but a narrative that takes players on a journey of identity and bravery. The protagonist seems to be somewhat insignificant in the face of the world's challenges. However, you are destined to deliver a crucial message to the source of life - a message that is the journey you had in getting there.

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Insights to ensure your child's gaming experience remains safe and enjoyable

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Consider time investment

Adventure games often take a long time to finish. Encourage regular breaks to get moving, rest their eyes and balance their time with other activities.

Nurture key skills

Many adventure games incorporate problem solving and critical thinking, important skills for school, work and more offline. Talk to them about their game to see how it supports them and their goals.

Build resilience

Encourage children to take risks with their characters in-game to safely learn potential consequences. Talk about what might happen outside of the game and why it's important to keep those risks in-game only. While playing, encourage them to think about innovative risks their character can take.

Skill level age

Suggested by Family Gaming Database


There are some moments that require more skill, but Tearaway works well for young players. Playing together with one person using the app to draw and the other using the controller is a good way to start younger children on the game. You need to be able to explore and navigate the game world. Finding items and carrying them to where they need to be is also important.

Content rating


Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.


There are 19 accessibility features for
Tearaway Unfolded

Play Without Hearing

Motion Tilting
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks
No Simultaneous Buttons
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional

Assisted Progress With Hints
Low Pressure
View Control Mapping

Digital Menu Navigation

All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game)
All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game)
High Contrast Text
Large Clear Subtitles
No Reading

Audio Cues for Visual Events
Colour Blind Friendly
Medium Contrast
Motion Sickness Friendly

Data by Family Gaming Database

Game details


PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4

Release date

November 22, 2013, updated in 2015

No. of players

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.


Adventure | Traversal

In-game purchases


More information: Family Gaming Database


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