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Tengami is an atmospheric adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book. Fold and slide the beautifully crafted paper world to solve puzzles and discover secrets.
Discover the wonders of a folding world
Go on a serene journey through Japan of ancient fairy tales brought to life through striking visuals, unique gameplay and haunting music. Experience dark forests, abandoned shrines and tranquil mountain waterfalls as you seek to uncover the secret behind the lone dying cherry tree.
First of its kind pop-up book gameplay
Not a book, but a game inside a pop-up book. Tengami plays like nothing else before it. Reach directly into the world to flip, fold and slide parts of the world to delve deeper into your mysterious journey.
Stunning original soundtrack
A beautiful and original soundtrack by renowned composer David Wise accompanies your adventure. Use of headphones is recommended for the most immersive experience.
Authentic and intricate
Tengami’s world is built as an authentically folding three dimensional pop-up book with an all new technology created just for this game. Everything seen in the game could be recreated in real-life with just paper, scissors and glue.

Release date
Plug In Digital, Nyamyam
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Wii U

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL 2.1 compatible graphics card
  • Storage: 900 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mountain Lion
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL 2.1 compatible graphics card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for Android

4.4 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Last Modified: Nov 14, 2023

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Tengami reviews and comments

Old concept but well translated for the modern medium.

Way too short.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A really nice Game, and definitely recommended. Perhaps, however, best if it is approved;) Eigentilch is Tengami a Kind of Adventure, but not really Point & Click, but rather "pull and fold";) There are no Dialogues, nothing Written, nor spoken, nor any usual adventure gameplay. But the Peculiarity of the Game-the Design made of foldable Paper-is, on the other hand, sometimes used wonderfully; For Example, if Staircases fold differently and you have to fold them in the right Order, or the Change in seasons, or if Symbols are only visible when you pause in certain Positions while Folding. The Puzzle Design could also have been revised a little more-sometimes it is almost too mundane to just look for the Points to draw to see what it does; Then again it gets really fies when you have to visit several Scenes again and again, fold them and really look closely to find and count the hard-to-discover symbols on the "Back" of the Pictures ... Tengami is a bit short-but there is by far shorter Adventure. However, with several additional discoverable Trifles per Scene, it would easily have been possible to bring in more pepp and artistic variety, possibly even optionally Collectable achievements for Replay value. A slightly faster Speed Of travel (rather than pushing a "meditative" Style of play) would also have done the Gameplay good. A big Shortcoming is the Lack of a real Story. However the magic Flowers to Restore the Tree are so well hidden, and how we know (shall) where they will be discovered, somehow makes no Sense. The Journey seems aimless, and we inexplicably stumble across the Solutions by accident. In this Way, the "Symbolism" and "Magic" of the Game unfortunately remains as one-dimensional as the Paper that is virtually folded here. Well, sadly, quite a few Games (E.g. Hidden Obbles) are sick to exactly the same Syndrome:p All in all, Tengami is, however, sufficiently successful for a clear buy Recommendation, even in its current Form, if the Price is just cheap again. -the Images are a Pleasure, the Game is sufficiently interactive, the Basic Idea of Folding is in itself really ingenious and worth living in (as is the One-dimensionality of the Main Character as well as other small Peculiarities); And the Soundtrack is wonderfully atmospheric. If Nyamyam could now go to a small Update for a Frame narrative, logical Transitions from one Scene to the next and overcome a sufficient Amount of additional hinged Details, the Game would definitely be worth its full 8 Eurons.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Tengami reminds in his style a little of "Drawn" - graphically charming and elaborate, slightly melancholic mood, the Rtsel something arbitrary and in principle too simple. The riddles sometimes seem difficult at first because you do not understand what to do. But once you understand that, the riddles are disappointingly simple. Therefore only four stars.
Translated by
Microsoft from Danish
This game is very unique and the visuals really are beautiful. The art style is like no other game and it really has to be experienced. I found the game both beautiful to look at and relaxing to listen to. The graphics are stunning and the music has a nice Asian flavour that's very calming and peaceful to play. Tengami is a game worthy of your money. The experience is one of a kind.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Unfortunately, I have to agree with my prescribers. The graphics and the soundtrack are beautiful and almost meditative. But the gameplay itself is one-of-a-kind, one-dimensional and unfortunately also boring. There is no story, no sense, and - the reviewer is right in front of me as well - the riddles are not revealed by logic, but by stupid ones. Too bad, you could have made a really good game of it. So it's just a beta version - and a very expensive one.
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Microsoft from French
The story of a little man in an animated book that we follow and help in his quest ... This game is just magical and beautiful! It's so potty to play as if you are silent in the book! A sumptuous Chinese graphics and a most relaxing music are worth these 5 paintings more than mrites! Be the little guy does not go fast enough but it gives us time to contemplate the landscapes! Very small BM despite everything for the time of the game because it is true that I expected a little more content view the price.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The graphics and the very atmospheric music immerse you in the atmosphere of the game. The riddles can be solved almost all well, sometimes you have to search a little longer. The solution of the last code is unfortunately poorly implemented and therefore almost impossible. On the Internet you will find the tip, the brightness to maximum to find all the clues that can not really be and thus spoils the end the whole spa. Unfortunately also missing a built-in help. And it's true, the game is quite short and the price is quite high, there are better apps for less money. Otherwise, a very nice game with great graphics, atmospheric music and well-made animation. The leaves in the folder is implemented graphically really great and maybe the defects are still fixed.
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