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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 was to create a 10 to 15 minutes interactive experience in about 3 months.
The dev was 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 DesignerLinkedInTwitterPortfolio

Jeanne Prigent - 2D Artist :  LinkedIn - TwitterTumblr

Marc Enciso - Sound DesignerLinkedInBandCamp

Mathieu Renard - Project Manager LinkedIn

Very special thanks to Yvan Giro (Twitter) for his invaluable participation in the initial concept and character design!

Follow us on Twitter @ItsPaperGuy and on Facebook!


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It's Paper Guy! (Windows) 140 MB
It's Paper Guy! (macOS) 150 MB

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I was so pleasing to play this game after the first game was so stressful. I give it happy shaky hands.

This game is spooky. It DEFINITELY is, trust me..

The game was really lovely! Loved the animations and the level design, and the simplicity of the paper drawings really made it so much more! Great job on it and good luck for futureprojects!




AAHHHHHHHHH idk why but i always feel sad when i wanna ignore the dog so i just..............always take it w/0 me :(

Very cute game! Enjoyed it a lot! Short but sweet!

I absolutely loved this game the paper art was was really charming. I hope there will be a continuation of the game.

This game is so wholesome and fun! I love how unique the concept and mechanics are!!

game is very cool but when i tried open it on my itch desktop app i can't open the itch app on computer

Neat game, loved it and I wish it went on for longer. I also loved the wacky physics and music. I even did a video on YouTube for it aswell.

great game

-Made a Video. (Old Video)

-The Game: 00:10 (The 1st Game)

sweet game :)

This is such a cute game!


such an adorable game :) and SUCH a mood booster <3


What a very clever and cute game!  I loved Paper Mario on the Nintendo 64 and Super Paper Mario on the Game Cube. This game reminds me of it only without the puzzles being too difficult to figure out.  I loved how surprising it was to walk back towards the back of the world and find more things hidden behind foreground trees and such. 

When I was a kid, I used to draw things on paper and cardboard, then cut them out and make stick or finger puppets of the characters, items (like space ships, robots, monsters etc.)  and back grounds for them to act in front of, then make up little stories about them., so this game brings back memories too.  

This game has real potential to have more added to it for a full fledged game that would probably sell very well.   It was short, but I enjoyed every second of it and find myself ready for more. 

Finally getting to play this! Really enjoyed it! Cute and casual that is simple yet lends much to the imagination in a way that keeps you wanting more! 

Remind me to never become a hairdresser...

Awesome game all!!!

This game is just amazing! well done! 


perfect made with love



Have you ever wondered how to relieve stress? Chopping down windmills!

This game is amazing. I wish it would have more gameplay, so I could explore more of the paper world. It was cool to use the cutting power to cut hair and the garden hedges while battling the squid or octopus monster on the boat ride. 10/10! 

I concur. Speaking of the squid monster, after the game being so very light-hearted, it was a bit of a surprise to have to fight one at the end. I enjoyed it though and was ready to take on the next challenge.  


This game was really pretty and cute. I enjoyed the game.


We had so much fun playing your cute game!  We had some difficulties but it was my brain problem not the game.  LOL  Thanks for making such a fun game that everyone can play. 

This is such a nice idea. I haven't even managed to explore the whole game yet, it's so charming! I'd love to get my niece interested in games as she gets older and this will be a great one to be her first!

Loved this. If you do decide to do more with this I know I will play it.

such a feel good game :)

this is such a cute game!

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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