Why create a game made of paper models? Why not use software to create the game models and characters?
Not all of us are gifted with drawing skills, but I am sure, when it comes to cutting paper with a scissor, we are all experts.
Paper Totem is my first game app, and it was developed purely by accident. My plan at first is to develop a "Mario" like game, kind of a project to learn the ropes on how to make an app.
I was able to deal with the "coding" part, but when it comes to the creation of the characters and the game models, using Photoshop, I did not make any progress. It was too darn hard (btw how do you make an arc in Photoshop?)
My option to continue with the project was to hire a graphic designer...but how will I pay? (Im unemployed.)
I stopped the project and decided to continue what I do best, to be a stay home dad.
I was taking care of my 3 year old daughter one time when she told me to help her cut paper and paste it on a cardboard. As I was teaching her how to cut the colored paper, It then occurred to me.. "This is the answer! Why not use paper models? Cut the characters, take a picture and paste them on the game engine!"
I immediately took one of her brown paper, cut a triangle and place it in the game as a "mountain."
The result was amazing. I have been playing games since the NES era, and I have never seen anything like it, I mean..the graphics are real (well because they are!).
The more I added paper objects, the more lively the game has become, I abandoned the "Mario" stuff and focused into "paper models" as the core of the game.
I made a lot of effort into this game, I hope you enjoy playing Paper Totem!