The “Paper Beast” [and no, we are not talking about toilet paper] has emerged on PlayStation VR. “Paper Beast” is the creation of Eric Chahi [“Another World”, “From Dust”] and is essentially what would happen if all the origami creations suddenly came to life and began cavorting around the globe.
But more specifically, the “Paper Beast” is borne “somewhere deep down in the vast memory of a data server, [where] an ecosystem has emerged. Decades of lost code and forgotten algorithms have accumulated in the eddies and flows of the internet. A small bubble of life has blossomed.”
There are two types of play in “Paper Beast” – adventure and sandbox. In adventure mode, you can be theĀ first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles.
Meanwhile, in sandbox mode, you give free rein to your creativity in an experimental space. You are free to shape the terrain, play with the weather and have fun with the plants and creatures. You can create hills of sand, make the wind blow or freeze the lakes. You control both the creatures and the environment – which are simulated in real time, allowing for an unparalleled flow of interaction.