You are Vin Diesel in a pop-up book.
In June 2012, Jan Willem Nijman from Vlambeer (with Sos Sosowski and Cactusquid) has created the 7 Day FPS Challenge (7DFPS). We just couldn’t resist. We teamed up with our friend Riccardo Cambiassi and created a small prototype about shooting smile stickers on your angry enemy’s face. And to give more sense to it, we decided to have paper crafted critters and stage the game inside a pop-up book.
What about Vin Diesel?, you’ll surely ask. Well, in a first person shooter you embody someone who has so much in common with Vin Diesel’s characters: you are bold, strong and cool. We asked ourselves what Vin Diesel could thought about a character who walks around shooting with a “smile gun” in order to make enemies happy. It’s almost poetic – and we were working around the clock for a week.
By the way, we’re really fascinated by pop-up books and paper crafting, especially as a prototyping tool. You can check out two interesting books we have on our book shelf:
You can also find Vin Diesel in a Paper World in the B*Sides 2010-2014 pack on Gumroad (pay what you want) along with other 16 games and extra stuff.