My Beautiful Paper Smile Announced

Vicarious Publishing announces My Beautiful Paper Smile, which sounds a little creepy even before you learn this is "a psychological horror game about children trapped in a facility raising them to be 'perfect'." The official website is online, offering beta access to those who request it on their Discord. The site also has an announcement trailer, which amusingly does not display at this time because it's marked as "private," bit luckily, this link to the trailer works. You can wishlist this on Steam, where word is it will be released sometime next year. Here are the details on the game, which they say will be a four-chapter series:
In My Beautiful Paper Smile, players take on the role of a “Joyous”, a child part of the operation to make all children perfect by always smiling. However, the protagonist does not appreciate everything that has been done by the facility. The child wants to escape. This 4-chapter title brings a gripping storyline about children’s imprisonment, thrilling puzzles for players to solve, an eerie supernatural setting, and more.
“My Beautiful Paper Smile will touch everyone when they play through it as it takes on sensitive issues we all acknowledge but never talk about,” said Michael Brown, CEO of Vicarious Publishing. “This title puts childhood experiences of mental health into perspective with horror environments.”

  • Stunning hand-drawn graphics.
  • Developed in Unreal Engine 4
  • Unique unsettling atmosphere.
  • Deep engrossing story.
  • Free yourself and try to escape the authorities ‘education’ facility.
  • Use stealth to avoid detection
  • Run and hide from the faceless one.
  • Uncover the reason behind the operation.
  • Discover the dark mystery behind the authorities' twisted scheme.