Nyamyam is an indie studio comprised largely of former Rare developers. The studio is currently working on an upcoming game entitled Tengami, a beautiful adventure game with a unique popup-book art direction. Founding member, Jennifer Schneidereit recently sat down to have a chat with Shack News regarding Nyamyam's reasoning behind their choices on Tengami's aesthetic.
In addition to its popup book style, Tengami also took inspiration from the art of Japanese fables. Schneidereit mentions that after choosing to go with a popup book aesthetic, they began researching cultural histories which were rich in paper-making, and eventually settled on the culture of Japan:
"Japan has a long tradition in handmade papers and, since all of us at Nyamyam love traditional Japanese culture, we started to experiment with different Japanese papers until we arrived at the current look of the game." -- Jennifer Schneidereit
She also points to the willingness of Japanese fables to be dark and their nuanced ideas about good and evil as other contributing factors towards Tengami's gorgeous art direction.