Two Star Games released My Beautiful Paper Smile on Steam last year. It’s a psychological horror game where you play as a “Joyous,” a small child stuck in a brainwashing facility. The kid is an involuntary part of an experiment to create “perfect people” who are always smiling, but the kid gets tired of this and attempts an escape. To pull this off you have to get past each room safely and solve challenging puzzles. Crazy paper-cut art style with scrawled lines everywhere highlighted the disturbing setting.
But before any of that happened, there was Night In Riverager — the story of a masked hunter in a dark, monochrome world not unlike the original.Never heard of it? That’s because it hasn’t been released..until today. Riverager is a follow-up prequel chapter to My Beautiful Paper Smile — and you don’t need to own the original to play. You don’t even need to pay money!
Two Star is playing coy on exactly what happens in the prologue, preferring the masses find out for themselves…all they’ll tell us is this: “Things are stirring in the shadows, but tonight you must travel across the river and into the King’s domain. What part will you play in the story unfolding around you?” Two Star also says you don’t need to have played My Beautiful Paper Smile or really know anything about it to enjoy Night In Riverager. You may, however, be intrigued enough by the free chapter to pay for the rest of the story (the whole idea behind this).
- Evocative hand-drawn pencil art on a polygon world.
- Developed using Unreal Engine 4.
- A surreal world to explore, rich with mysteries.
- Strange characters, cryptic hints and long-buried truths.
- Fear the lurking Faceless One.
- Continue the story in My Beautiful Paper Smile.
Night In Riverager is now available to download for free on Steam through this link.