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This Victorian-Made Game About The Australian Bush Should Be Your Next Download

By Ben Tyers
23rd Jul 2018


Taking a walk through the Aussie bush is one of the most peaceful experiences you can have. Strolling down gum-lined trails with marsupials scurrying about is about as close as you can get to heaven for me. And now there’s a game that has captured the essence of this experience, and put it into a mobile game that does it just.

Developed in Victoria, Paperbark follows the story of a sleepy wombat as they take a journey through the bush in a hot, dry summer.

Paperbark draws inspiration from children’s books like Possum Magic, and Snugglepot And Cuddlepie, with beautiful watercolour illustrations of the Australian bush revealing itself as you explore.

The building of Paperbark started as a final student project for Ryan Boulton, Nina Bennett and Terry Burdak in RMIT University’s games course.

From there they created their own studio—Paper House—with help from Film Victoria.

Check out the trailer for Paperbark below, and download it ASAP.

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