Today is November 22nd, which means Tearaway by Media Molecule has finally launched! I had the opportunity to play it early and totally fell in love with the game. I actually bought a Vita just so I could play Tearaway.
My brand new Vita is so shiny and naked, and after playing Tearaway for a little bit, I knew what I had to do.
The Media Molecule people loved it, but I wasn’t done yet.
stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case
created and stuffed: November 2013
Tearaway takes place in a colorful world that looks like it’s crafted entirely out of paper. It has characters that are adorably designed, dialogue that makes you chuckle, and music that makes you hum and dance. Everything about the game puts a huge smile on your face.
There are two protagonists for this game, iota (a boy) and atoi (a girl). Since I l hadn’t figured out how to make atoi’s curly hair with felt, I went with iota this time. I usually don’t use felt for final versions, but I thought that in this case it was appropriate since felt feels kind of like paper.
Once I made the envelope (iota’s head) the rest was pretty easy. Here are the photos of just the head. (I added the lines on the back of the head later.)
After I made the face, I made a body so my iota can play Tearaway too!
I LOVE armature wire. It will bend super easily, and no matter how many times you bend it, it won’t break like pipe cleaners will.
I usually don’t make anything for myself. Most of the time I don’t even like looking my the stuff after I make it. But this one was different. It totally made me smile every time I looked at it, just like Tearaway does.
To be honest, I was never a fan of the “rear touch pad” on the Vita. It seemed too gimmicky. I never really saw or tried a game I wanted to play on Vita, but the first time I saw the Tearaway trailer I knew I was getting a Vita.
I won’t bore you with specifics, but the way Tearaway uses both the rear & front touch pad is pure genius. It’s a game that you have to play on Vita and it feels natural.
I love this game and the world of Tearaway so much that I even made a little stop motion video with my iota. (Sorry about the low quality of this video. I tried to Vine it, but it failed to upload so I had to salvage the video clip and then Derek converted it and added music.)
Tearaway fills me with SO MUCH joy.
For more pictures of this plush, visit stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case set!
You can also check out more stuffed stuff on my flickr.