April 9 2021
It took six long years for Petums, i.e. Tomasz Ostafin, to fulfil his dream and present his paper world in the logical adventure game Papetura to the gaming public. No wonder. From the scenery, through small details or the nebula, to the main characters of the friends Pape and Tura, everything was made from paper with glue and subsequently animated.
"It often takes many years to create games, especially the independent ones; we have been in contact with Tomasz for perhaps five years. At the beginning, we talked about him using music already composed by me, but when the project started taking shape, it was clear that full cooperation would emerge. It is admirable that Tomasz creates virtually everything, except for sound and music, himself. And so it may take a little longer. It was interesting to see how his concept deepened, how an innocent idea became an impressive realization. We have been working more intensively on the project for the last three years. The joint work took place in waves, periods of greater calm were followed by intense work which was alternated by reflection. We didn’t want to rush anything, we wanted to give it as much time as the thing needed," says Floex.
The topic could not be more current. Papetura is based on Ostafin’s life experiences, it tells about fighting loneliness and finding new friendships. The story without words speaks to the player with its breathtaking arrangement, play of light and shadow and, above all, Floex’s musical accompaniment.
Although the single Pape And Tura is quite dramatic, just like the effort of Pape and Tura to prevent monsters, darkness and scorching fire from destroying their delicate paper world, the whole album has rather ambient neoclassical feeling.
"Pape And Tura clearly stands out thanks to Tomáš Jamník’s violoncello and Eva Jamníková’s violin. The composition is very significant in the game and accompanies the crucial moments in its development. The name suggests that it has something to do with the central characters of Papetura, whose bond is being tested at the given moment," adds Floex on the single.
Pape And Tura is available at online digital and streaming services: https://lnk.to/papetura