Tearaway Unfolded


[edit] Background

Tearaway is a platform-adventure game that takes place in a story-book world made out of paper; the game follows a Messenger who was tasked to deliver a letter to the portal in the sky which has opened however they must also save the world from the evil Scraps that are invading through the portal.

It was first released in 2013 for Playstation Vita and was developed by Media Molecule. A remake of Tearaway was created exclusively for the Playstation 4 and was called Tearaway Unfolded; this version of the game was developed by Media Molecule who collaborated with Tarsier Studios.

[edit] Game Play

The Tearaway games have strong emphasis on environmental interaction and is also a third person game. The player must take the protagonist through the paper based environments by grabbing, jumping and rolling. There are also side-quests which the player can optionally complete

Both versions have almost identical gameplay with some small differences to adjust the game for each platform.

At the start of the game the player can customize their character; the male version is called Iota and the female version is Atoi. During the beginning the player can only change a few features however later in the game the player can fully customize their character.

Tearaway is based around the player interacting with the environment; the Playstation Vita version uses the touch pad and the microphone which players must blow into in order to summon gusts of wind. Progressing through the game often requires the player to modify the landscape somehow so that new paths can be open; the player is given tools to help them with the puzzles such an item that acts as a vacuum cleaner and a leaf blower in one which is used to move objects and beat enemies. The player can also draw on the PS Vita touchpad and these designs will be added to the game; the Playstation Vita camera is also used to input real world texture and colours.

For the Playstation 4 version of the game, adjustments were made so that Tearaway Unfolded was better suited for the Playstation 4 DualShock 4 controllers; touch-based elements from the original have been modified for use on the Playstation 4 controller and the creation aspects of the game are now done through the DualShock 4 controller. Drawings can also be input through the PlayStation Camera and the Playstation App which also add real world texture and colours into the game. The DualShock 4 controller lightbar can also be used in the game to brighten areas and discover additional platforms to help with puzzles and the inbuilt gyroscope of the DualShock 4 can also be used to manipulate platforms for the Messenger to travel over.

[edit] Features

Environmental Interaction - The player must interact with the environment to progress through the game

Heavy player interaction – There are many ways to interact with each game and a variety of methods to input data into the game

Puzzles – The environmental puzzles demand the player think outside of the box to continue through the game

Craft items – The player can draw and colour items for use in the game!

[edit] Hardware Info

Tearaway is exclusive to Playstation and makes use of all features on each console. The Playstation Vita versions uses the touchpad, microphone and camera.

The Playstation 4 version however makes use of more hardware and software; The game has been adjusted to work completely with the DualShock 4 controller so that the touchpad, lightbar and gyroscope are all made use of. The game also allows the player to input images into the Playstation Camera and the Playstation App which can then be added to the game.


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