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Tearaway’s Papery Challenges and Character Customization

James Spafford's Avatar + Posted by James Spafford on Oct 17, 2013 // Community Manager

Tearaway on PS Vita

Even though Tearaway is a single-player game — a personal journey shared by you, and your little messenger friend, iota or atoi — we couldn’t resist giving Tearaway players the chance to express themselves creatively. We’ve already talked at length about the oodles of papercraft models you can collect as you play through the game, but there are also in-game challenges that will allow you to personalize the world as you travel through it.

A squirrel who needs a new crown, a chap whose moustache has been stolen by crows, and a pig that’s too ugly… these are all examples of problems you’ll be asked to solve through the cutting out of virtual paper shapes.

Tearaway on PS VitaTearaway on PS Vita

When the time comes to get crafty, you’ll be presented with a virtual cutting mat, and a selection of colored paper sheets. Using the pencil tool, you can trace a shape that you want to cut out using the front touch. If you make a mistake, you can erase your flawed pencil lines with the eraser tool, but once you’re happy with the shape, hit the scissors icon to cut it out.

You can layer multiple sheets on top of one another, just like using real paper, and once you’re happy with your decoration, you can save it into your collection. Now you can use it to decorate certain things in the world, and bring a smile to unattractive pigs everywhere.

Most importantly of all, you can customize your papery messenger. You can remove any or all of their features and replace them with whatever you like, either choosing from a list of pre-made animated items such as eyes, mouths, and various shapes like hearts or stars, or you can make your own from scratch. The pre-made ones must be purchased with confetti, colourful paper fragments that you’ll collect as you play, but making your own is free! We’ll be working on releasing some extra decorations later down the road, too.

Tearaway on PS Vita

Tearaway on PS VitaTearaway on PS Vita

The whole process is pretty similar to convincing someone to hold still whilst you glue paper all over their face, except you can also peel off their existing features too (eww).

Tearaway launches for PS Vita on November 22nd, and you can pre order now.

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21 Comments

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+ liammill18 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

Man, this looks great. Glad you guys still have lots of features to show off. Definitely looking forward to it.


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+ MrBendel on October 17th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

This looks like a mix of LBP & Moonlight Kindgom


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+ vanwinkle on October 17th, 2013 at 7:44 am said:

You guys are something else.

Can’t WAIT for Tearaway. Although it makes me sad knowing that the game was supposed to come out five days from now. :(


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+ Wozman23 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:49 am said:

Loving the muttonchops. I have a feeling that I’ll spend way too much time in creation mode.


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+ UndreyVITA on October 17th, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

One of my most anticipated games.


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+ KazeEternal on October 17th, 2013 at 8:02 am said:

wish this game came out ayear ago. Gonna be to busy with PS4 and all the PS3 releases along with all the Vita games I’m still playing to bother with this.


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+ TheExiled12894 on October 17th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

Wow, this sounds pretty cool.


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+ mckg123456789 on October 17th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

Cool :). Cannot wait until this baby hits store shelves :D!


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+ Zionine on October 17th, 2013 at 9:28 am said:

Pre-ordered and pumped!


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+ DIONEDA on October 17th, 2013 at 10:01 am said:

Cannot wait to get this game.

Have a question though. Is this game strictly linear? Is it sort of hub-world like the 3D platformers of PS1 a la Spryo and Crash? Or is it open world?

Will be picking up regardless. Looks fantastic.


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+ TimMalouff on October 17th, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

Looks like this will be Disc/Cartridge only
https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/cid=UP9000-PCSA00099_00-TEARAWAYPARENTPR

There is no PSN pre-order it just says Disc Only. (The Vita doesn’t use a disc)

I will therefore wait for news on a digital release of this game.


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+ Kchow23 on October 17th, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

Can we preorder on the PS Store?


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+ Kchow23 on October 17th, 2013 at 11:15 am said:

Game looks awesome happy to be hearing about it again… been awhile :P


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+ DecadanceFantasy on October 17th, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

Looks like a fun game.


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+ Pikmologist on October 17th, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

I’ve been excited for Tearaway since August 2012, when announced. The game looks great. November 22nd is almost here!


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+ Welmosca on October 17th, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

OMG I cant wait for Tearaway anymore….Mm you guys are the most creative minds in the industry.


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+ Elvick_ on October 17th, 2013 at 2:59 pm said:

I still don’t see any of the pre-order bonuses at Canadian retailers.

Very disappointing.


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+ Elvick_ on October 17th, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

@10: They said that there are two kinds of areas. Linear ones, which are the more ‘action’ oriented ones. And then open “playbox” type areas, where you can do whatever with all the things around you.

I didn’t explain it very well, but they’ve definitely talked about it before. Can’t remember where exactly though.


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+ tusunami on October 17th, 2013 at 6:23 pm said:

And why the game journalist keep saying the PS Vita is in trouble is a mystery with all these stellar games coming out. PS4 day 1 shipping I’m out


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+ DarkOne_PR on October 18th, 2013 at 7:22 pm said:

its in trouble bc while we ps fan love it they still need to give a reason for the general public to like it and actually buy it. which means they need franchises the ppl know and love in order for them have an excuse to buy it.


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+ DarkOne_PR on October 18th, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

BTW thanks MM for this game! while its a heavy date You/sony have chosen ill see what i can do about it i really want it


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