Paper Beast’s Latest Trailer Showcases a new Sandbox Mode
As the months go by developer Pixel Reef is slowly revealing more of its strangely enchanting adventure Paper Beast. December saw new gameplay features arise, being able to manipulate the environment. Today, it’s the turn of a new sandbox mode to be revealed, giving players even greater scope to play with this malleable world.
Just like any sandbox mode, the emphasis is on experimentation, allowing players to create their own virtual domains. From forming and manipulating the environment and influencing the weather to placing some of the 11 varieties of hybrid animal species, PlayStation VR players have full control.
Plants, geological elements and the sun are all available to interact with, important to consider when the behaviour of the creatures that inhabit Paper Beast are so intertwined with the elements.
“The Sandbox mode is the place for players’ creativity and experimentation,” says renowned game designer Eric Chahi in a statement. “Imagine creatures creating dams and diverting water, but what happens if you freeze the water? It’s up to you to find out. For our part, we’ve discovered a lot of emergent behaviour while playing. I’m sure the gaming community will surprise us!”