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Paper Trail (2024) is a traversal puzzle game about Paige, a budding academic who is leaving home. Play is set in a foldable paper world that you manipulate to join paths, move rocks and overlap the two sides of reality. It's a unique two-sided puzzle that tells the story of finding your feet and making new friends.

Play involves exploring a world made entirely out of bits of paper. Like paper, you can fold it, bend it, spin it. twist it and even tear it to overcome obstacles and find your way around. As you progress you meet and talk to the people in your village and learn their stories. Some of them need help, which usually involves working out how your paper-folding ability can be put to good use.

It's a beautiful, charming world that offers a calm relaxing space in which to discover the coming-of-age story. The puzzles match the charm with ingenuity that can take some time to figure out but are always satisfying.

The result is a devilishly tricky adventure that introduces Paige to a unique cast of characters, each with their stories and view of the wider world. From untouched deep dark caves to the tallest treetops buffeted by rain, it's a game that invites not only exploration but interaction.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Paper Trail 24 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 2 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Traversal game with Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the spatial logic and reasoning required for the game is complex.


Paper Trail usually costs £15.49 to £16.75. 

Paper Trail

Switch StoreSALE Switch £16.75 £15.07 until 28/05/2024
Steam StoreSALE PC £16.75 £15.07 until 04/06/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £16.75 £15.07 until 04/06/2024
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.49 £13.94

PS Plus Essential

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.49 £13.94

PS Plus Essential

Android Store Android Free Free


App Store iOS Free Free


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/05/2024

Price: 10% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Traversal (Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 37 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Newfangled Games (@NewfangledGames)

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