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Paper Ghost Stories:
Third Eye Open

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Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open (2024) is a creepy narrative adventure set in early 2000s Malaysia. In its paper-theatre world, you join Ting, a 5-year-old girl trying to come to terms with her supernatural powers. You play in point-and-click fashion, exploring the hand-drawn world, talking to the people you meet and solving puzzles to unravel the mystery.

After the short 7 PM instalment (available separately) Third Eye Open is the full-length next chapter of the Paper Ghost Stories series. The games stand-alone but share characters and tone. Third Eye Open tells a ghostly coming-of-age story over five years of Ting's young life as she wrestles to understand the powers that make her different to everyone else.

Play involves moving around Southeast Asia locations, talking to the people you meet and finding objects that help you progress. Some of the interactions turn into mini-puzzles you need to solve to move on or gain the information you need.

The result is a game steeped in Malaysian tradition, culture and folklore. Through the markets, elderly monks and wandering spirits of the woods threads a simple story about a young girl trying to make sense of an adult world.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

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We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The developer describes the game as depicting "a story of a fractious home-life, and how a young child contends with living with an ailing parent. Younger and/or sensitive players may find certain scenes unsettling or scary."

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Although younger players can cope with the interactions and puzzles, to enjoy and process the story you need some life experience, empathy and the ability to cope with unsettling ghost stories.


Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open usually costs £3.99.

Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM

Steam Store PC £3.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/09/2024

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative (Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Cellar Vault (@CellarVault)

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