Tengami – Eye On

Tengami (2013)

Tengami Cover

Tengami is a unique game created by UK developers Nyamyam, a three person team, where players will marvel as a pop up world in a Japanese style along with it being set in the Japan of fairy tales, this is a visual stunner and interesting game coming this summer.


Ongoing Commentary

Recently in the United States there has a resurrection in the old played out debate that video games=violence. It would be foolish to argue with these people that games, first off, do not force a person to start climbing tall historical monuments or jump on innocent turtles and second that videogames can be art.

Tengami is the most recent example of how art can be combined with gameplay to create a very appealing game.

The game is styled and the plot draws inspiration from traditional Japanese art and folklore. This is all combined into a pop up book world, for instance if you enter a house, the world ‘turns pages’ to the house  and it becomes part of the world as you explore it. Words sometimes don’t do the game you’re talking about true justice and I would advise to watch the trailer (below) to fully understand this concept.

The Japanese influence is clear as the music playing is clearly influenced and the landscapes as you cross the world are wonderfully crafted. Now the game isn’t focused on action as the focus will be on puzzle solving, using typical pop up book elements to solve them so action orieanted game players will not find the pace to their liking as there are also no quests or levelling up system though there will be a main objective, though this won’t be told to us up front. The controls will make us of the IOS touch screen by double tapping to control the character and you will influence the whole folding world in this way.

And while this game may not be to everyone’s liking, you can’t deny the creativity and dedication in creating a title such as this one and I eagerly await as the release date draws closer to the summer where the game will be released on IOS and later on PC, Mac and recently announced Wii U.

Official Site – http://nyamyam.com/


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