This roguelite horror game is “set in a unique handcrafted world made of cardboard,” in which you play as Toby, a police detective who arrives at the eponymous old mansion.
Your detective skills will be put to the test as you work to unravel the mystery behind the bizarre location, with each run presenting the chance to collect another piece of evidence to be tacked on to your Evidence Board. The characters that you meet along the way may help or hinder you – some offering quests that earn you helpful rewards while others will hide or are out to get you.
Each procedurally-generated run can see you unlock new abilities and discover new equipment, with a dimension-hopping mechanic letting you leap between alternate versions of the same location. That’s something that you’ll need to do to overcome enemies, gather clues, uncover secrets, secure loot and solve logic puzzles throughout the mansion.
The game’s textures have been hand-drawn on paper, scanned into a computer and then modelled into 3D papercraft, resulting in its unique aesthetic.
“I’m really excited to give people a first look at this intricate paper world we’ve been crafting. We wanted to create something unique, but that draws inspiration from the classic 80s and 90s works of Tim Burton and Jim Henson,” explains Space Lizard Studios’ Gabriele Caruso. “The team has worked really hard to create a mysterious and visually appealing world that’s going to draw players in, and provide them with a compelling roguelite loop that’s going to keep them coming back. I can’t wait to tell you more about the game as we get closer to release!”
Paper Cut Mansion will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.