With the re-release of Tearaway (PS Vita) on the PS4 coming in less than a week, I felt the need to look through my old pictures stored on my Vita from the game.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Tearaway, know that the game is SO GOOD. It’s a little platforming adventure that revolves around papercraft, and the game is overflowing–breaking at the seams–with originality and creativity. You spend part of the game exploring the world, part of it interacting with the Vita’s unique inputs–touch, cameras, microphone–to literally insert yourself into the world of the game, and lastly you spend time creating your own in-game papercraft designs to add to the characters you encounter.

It’s been a while since I played it, so I won’t write a full review for the game (and you can find glowing reviews for it anywhere on the internet). Instead, I’ll just share my own gallery of pictures from the adventures I took with atoi :).

This is atoi, the main character of the game. She's not exactly your avatar, since your face is inserted into the sun of the game and she responds to you! There is a boy version as well.
This is atoi, the main character of the game. She’s not exactly your avatar, since your face is inserted into the sun of the game and she responds to you! There is a boy version as well.
You can dress her up with your own papercraft designs :).
You can dress her up with your own papercraft designs :).
And take all kinds of filtered selfies!
And take all kinds of filtered selfies!
Towards the beginning of the game, you run into a squirrel who needs a crown, so you make one for him.
Towards the beginning of the game, you run into a squirrel who needs a crown, so you make one for him.
And a little bit later, you encounter Ms. Piggy who is looking for a makeover so that she can visit her significant other <3.
And a little bit later, you encounter Ms. Piggy who is looking for a makeover so that she can visit her significant other <3.
Ironically, after you dress her up she helps you run over all sorts of fences, getting a bit of a work out before she meets Mr. Pig.
Ironically, after you dress her up she helps you run over all sorts of fences, getting a bit of a work out before she meets Mr. Pig.
There's also this thing.
There’s also this thing. THIS THING.
He's my favorite character of the game. I designed him with derpy uneven eyes and put clouds all over his light blue body :).
He’s my favorite character of the game. I designed him with derpy uneven eyes and put clouds all over his light blue body :).
The world you travel through is littered with beautiful designs.
The world you travel through is littered with beautiful, brightly colored designs.
Sometimes places are a little spoopy...
Sometimes places are a little spoopy…
Just a little...
Just a little…
And at other times they're gorgeous. The camera doesn't do justice to this level.
And at other times they’re gorgeous. The camera doesn’t do justice to this level.
Same level with a negative filter. Makes it look completely different, huh?
Same level with a negative filter. Makes it look completely different, huh?
And in the end, you saved the world from the invading scraps with your atoi.
And in the end, you saved the world from the invading scraps with your atoi.

Honestly, I can’t imagine this being reworked for the PS4. The controls are just so unique for the PS Vita, and the level of immersion is unreal. It was about the same feeling I had when I touched a Nintendo 3DS for the first time and played through its Augmented Reality experience. However, I’m sure that this company would come up with some creative way to make it work.

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