At this year’s PAX, I played a short game demo that stole my heart. Now, three months later, I’ve finally been able to play Media Molecule’s Tearaway. Somehow, after so much anticipation, it exceeded my expectations.
Tearaway is about You. Yes, you, the player, and the tiny envelope person with a message for you. The player guides the chosen character—either Iota or Atoi—through a fantastic world constructed entirely from digital construction paper. The goal? Deliver the message, and in the meantime, stop the nasty newspaper Scraps from causing havoc in the paper world.