My Beautiful Paper Smile is a horror game about a child who is raised in a facility to wear a smile forever. In the facility, he and his friend are tested daily to make sure their smile doesn’t fade into sadness. Dodge, run and survive your way through this dark adventure.
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Very Positive (137) - 95% of the 137 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 19, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're bringing My Beautiful Paper Smile to early access to get feedback on the game's fundamental mechanics and content. We want to share the unique supernatural dystopian world with the community as we develop content for the game. We hope that sharing the first half of the game with the community will get us the feedback we need and that the community enjoys being part of this journey.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Roughly 6-12 months depending on the feedback from the community but we won't release until it's the best that it can be!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of the game will have all four story chapters of the game available and potentially some extra content after launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has the full first two main story chapters in the early access build, out of the total of four chapters, so half the main story is in there to play, scare yourself and see if you can uncover the mysteries.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game may be priced slightly higher after early access but this is to be determined at a later stage.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We hope to involve the community in multiple ways and not just traditional bug testing. We want the community to help shape the supernatural dystopian world we are creating.”
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“I like it, a lotta style... Lots of potential.”

“Even at this stage of development My Beautiful Paper Smile is proving to be a fantastic new horror game.”
4/5 – Game Chronicles

“I can’t wait until chapters 3 and 4 get released so that I can continue the journey of this brave little Joyous”
8/10 – Gaming Trend

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About This Game

Welcome, dear child, to your new home. Here you shall learn the art of perfection. Here you shall learn to smile.


My Beautiful Paper Smile is set in a dystopian world where a mad king wants every child to be perfect. Perfection to him is a giant, happy, smile that is worn constantly. Never fading and always bright.

You are one of the Joyous, a child taken by the Authorities, who has only ever known the facility and the mask that he wears bearing a smile that doesn’t dull. The Joyous are watched by the Authorities and kept on a short leash as they are tested daily to ensure no other emotions populate in their subjects' minds other than happiness.

If sadness sits on their face they are taken away and never seen again.

Join the Joyous on his dark episodic odyssey as he makes his way through the world.


My Beautiful Paper Smile is a horror adventure that will have you running, dodging, and puzzling away from your nightmares as you sprint your way to escape the Joyous’ facility and out into the world beyond. Utilize stealth to sneak past obstacles and avoid the Authorities, but don’t go for too long without light, as prolonged exposure to the dark will end you as will the faceless monster that pursues you.


- 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.

The story My Beautiful Paper Smile takes place across four chapters. The first three chapters are currently available to play. The final chapter will be available on full launch.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

My Beautiful Paper Smile displays mild fantasy violence, and includes mature topics such as murder and torture.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game does not have full screen support for ultrawide monitors, and in the case that you use an ultrawide monitor, you will need to play the game in windowed mode.

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