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Feel-good game for children of all ages, It’s Paper Guy! invites you to explore a world entirely made of paper, full of life and cuteness, and to cut it as you please!

Discover the cute hand-drawn aesthetic of Paper Guy's lively world, solve simple puzzles, and enjoy the innocent pleasure of cutting paper!


  • Move with WASD/ZQSD or arrow keys.
  • Click and drag your mouse to draw a line on the screen and release to cut.
  • Language selection : cut the flags in the menu (available languages : English, French).
  • (If needed, Press R to restart)

Development context

It's Paper Guy! is the final project for our 1st year of Master's Degree at Cnam-Enjmin (a french video game university).
The objectives set by our university is to create a 10 to 15 minutes interactive experience in about 3 months (from the end of March to the begining of June).
The dev is being made for the PC platform as it allows us to focus on optimizing It's Paper Guy! and its mechanics the best way we can in such a short period.
We haven't made any decision yet about whether taking our project forward but who knows?

More about the game

  • Solo puzzle-adventure game in 2.5D, set in a universe fully made of paper.
  • Players control Paper Guy, a 2D character in a 3D world.
  • Cutting mechanic : main interaction with the game world. Draw a line anywhere on the screen, game elements along the line are cut.
  • The game follows the cute adventures of Paper Guy through a series of 5-7 playlets.
  • Simple puzzles : blocking situations requiring to combine movement and cutting mechanics to find a way to go through.
  • Optional interactions : not story-related, bring diversity to the experience, engage players by allowing them to play around with most of the game world.
  • We consider It's Paper Guy! to be a feel-good game connecting and providing fun to both kids and the ones who remained a child at heart.


Thomas Giro - Programmer TwitterItch.io

Malo Dalmier - Game Designer : Twitter - Itch.io
Jonas Dutouquet - Game DesignerLinkedInTwitterItch.io

Jeanne Prigent - 2D Artist :  LinkedIn - TwitterTumblr

Marc Enciso - Sound DesignerLinkedInBandCamp

Mathieu Renard - Project Manager LinkedIn

Follow us on Twitter @ItsPaperGuy !


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It's Paper Guy! (Win64) 220 MB
It's Paper Guy! (MacOS) 230 MB

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By far one of the most unique and innovative games I've played. I actually had the privelage to play the demo when it first came out and was thrilled when I discovered you now had a longer version that I could make a proper video on! Looking forward to what the future holds for you guys! Keep up the great work! 

32 bit pleaseeeee

This was the cutest game! By far one of my favorites that I've played from this site, if not my absolute favorite. The hand-drawn style was really cute, and I loved the aesthetic of cutting paper. I would love to see more added to this game with progressively harder puzzles to solve, but I think it's great even as a standalone like this! Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with the world.

I really enjoyed this game. Of course I wish there was more to it, but I understand the scope and purpose of the project. However, I hope one day you take the ideas from this game and apply them to some amazing games in the future. Thank you.

I had an absolute blast playing this! It was so cute and expertly made! I can't sing it's praises enough! The drawings, the imagination behind it, I just love it all! 

This was such a fun game to play. Well done! I'm glad I found this one. 

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Cute! A little linear, and felt like much of what I did didn't mean much, but the aesthetic was nice, and cutscenes are always a bonus!

Superb game. Unlike any other type of game out there. Fantastic drawings along with gameplay and great sounds. So much fun to just keep on moving along and cutting away. Awesome job guys. Loved it... :)

I was looking forward to this game for awhile! Glad you made it a full game!

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This game is so cute! Love it! It's the most relaxing game I've played so far this year too ^__^ And I like how optimized this game is (played this on a laptop), everything was smooth and the music gets me in the mood to explore its world :)

Super cute, and fun game.  It is a little short, but the characters and the art style are a ton of fun.  The cutting mechanic is really simple, but it works nicely in this game.  I really enjoyed this game.  

Un très bon jeu, très mignon et avec un principe amusant et original, bravo ! =D

This game is awesome! I mean amazeing!!

P.S. How do I move? Just kidding!!

Absolutely adorable. The visuals were pleasant and it was very satisfying to cut the paper. I was smiling all the way through! <3

Well, this was one of the most adorable games that I've ever played. I can honestly say I was expecting a meta-horror game out of this one (and it would've been super easy to make into one) but I was pleasantly proven wrong! The music was perfect and had me smiling the entire playthrough. The voices, story, dialogue and characters were loveable and charming. I absolutely loved the paper visuals and everything ran so smooth. This was a very well optimized, short and adorable experience that I think everyone should take a moment to enjoy. I highly recommend this as a great game to let off a little bit of stress and relax. Thanks so much for making this!

Finally back and I'm ready to take on the dark and gritty world of adorable paper people

ฅ/ᐠ。ᆽ。ᐟ \ Hello~

I always leave a review on games I play, so I just wanted to let you guys know that I absolutely loved the game! The aesthetics were what drew me in in the first place, and the scissor mechanics were what got me even more involved and invested in this.  I enjoyed cutting things ( to an unhealthy degree) throughout the game, and the puzzles were quite a lot of fun.  Like most people, I'd definitely pay for a full game like this since this is just too much of a gem to pass up. 

Overall, great job to everyone who worked on it! 

This was a fun and enjoyable experience.

love the game :D I want more!!!!!!!!!!!!!





I want more :DDDDDDD


I want more? I mean I want another episode or something.



why isn't it claimable?

This was a fantastic game! I loved the 2D animation across a 3D world! Wonderful concept as well! 

Loved the game, 2 thumbs up & hope for the full product soon! 

Paper guy is evil man... (RATED R) NOT FOR KIDS 

I know you guys have already found my video before I remembered to post here, but just wanted to leave a little review. It's a super cute game! Everything is superb and the main game mechanic is really creative! Really enjoyed the game and I'm glad you enjoyed the video! 

really like the game has some great art and game  mechanics cant wait for the full version!! 

This was one of the best short games we've had the pleasure of playing on our channel. It was refreshing, original and such a treat on the eyes. You've created an excellent piece of art here and we look forward to whats next.

This was an excellent short experience! The dynamic destruction was used very effectively. Not only was it pretty satisfying to chop away at things, but it meshed with the world and puzzles quite well. It wasn't hard, but it was still cool to see the results of some sneaky cuts solving each scenario.

I have to say though, this Paper Guy seems like a real menace to society. Going around chopping up people's homes and ruining half the island. It seems like the town's whole plan was to get him on that boat so he stopped destroying everything.

Anyways, I really enjoyed this one so I made a video of my time with it. Great work guys, good luck on your future projects!

Oh man this was so fun!! everything about this game was amazing! the only thing that i wish there was, is more of this!! :D really awesome work on making this! :)

THE WORLD OF PAPER! | It's Paper Guy!

Rien ne l’arrete ce paper guy! Même sans couleurs, le jeu est magnifique et la mécanique très agréable!!! À essayer :)

Merci beaucoup! :)

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I love the game but it is very short

here is a link to my channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCakMhM7_qW80hLSzuGoEBGg

Thank you for playing and for the video! It was required by our school to be 10-15 min long, that's why it's so short ;) But we're glad you enjoyed it anyways!

This game is just TOO CUTE!

Cut everything and be free in this adorable, hand-drawn Indie Game!
You guys know how much I love this game! I can't wait to see what more awesome things this team comes up with! :D


Thanks again, always a pleasure to read your cheerful comments on our work :D

Félicitation sur le projet. Je crois que je vais m'inspirer de votre détermination et faire mon propre jeu. Même si je suis seul et seulement au secondaire (9e année/première année du secondaire) je suis positivement sûr de vous surpasser  >:) rappeler vous de moi et je vous vois sur le marché indie dans quelques années!

Assi j'aime la façon dont vous utilisez le procedural mesh generation et la node slice mais juste une petite suggestion ; pour la partie dans le village ou nous obtenons l'occasion de coiffer les clients du barbier, peut être devriez vous séparer les cheveux en de plus petites sections comme ça nous pourrions faire des coupes plus précises sans que la node slice ne coupe tout le sprite jusqu'au bout. ça ne devrait pas générer trop de lag suplémentaire. Ce n'ai qu'une suggestion. Ne le prenez pas personnel.

On prend note des tes conseils, merci, et bon courage à toi ;)

Oh je me suis pas reco depuis je m'attendait pas a une reponse o-0. Aussi serai mon assomption correcte si j'assumerai que vous utiliser UE4 pour vos conceptions? Je connais comment crer cet effet de coupe, de la ou venais ma reference a la node slice de ue4. Voila pourquoi j'assume ma theorie

How awesome is this game. If you have young kids, let them play this. 



I had an awesome fun with the game! Wish it were longer :P

Kudos to you guys! Keep rocking!

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