Tengami is an atmospheric adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book. Fold and slide the beautifully crafted paper world to solve puzzles and discover secrets. Award Nominations: SXSW, IndieCade, SOWN, Develop

Tengami is a complete game with no In-App Purchases and no in-game advertisements.

⋆Discover the wonders of a folding world
Go on a serene journey through Japan of ancient fairy tales brought to life through striking visuals, unique gameplay and haunting music. Experience dark forests, abandoned shrines and tranquil mountain waterfalls as you seek to uncover the secret behind the lone dying cherry tree.

⋆First of its kind pop-up book gameplay
Not a book, but a game inside a pop-up book. Tengami plays like nothing else before it. Reach directly into the world to flip, fold and slide parts of the world to delve deeper into your mysterious journey.

⋆Stunning original soundtrack

A beautiful and original soundtrack by renowned composer David Wise accompanies your adventure. Use of headphones is recommended for the most immersive experience.

⋆Authentic and intricate
Tengami’s world is built as an authentically folding three dimensional pop-up book with an all new technology created just for this game. Everything seen in the game could be recreated in real-life with just paper, scissors and glue.

⋆iCloud & Game Center

Share your progress between all your iDevices and unlock achievements.


Available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Danish, Swedish and Turkish.

⋆Press Quotes

"Everything about this game is amazing." 5/5 stars from Cult Of Mac

"Pop-up perfection" 5/5 stars from Gamezebo

"Tengami got a lot of attention almost immediately, thanks to its eye-catching, beautiful graphical style. The final product delivers on that visual promise and then some." 4/5 stars from TouchArcade

"Its wonderful presentation, simple controls, and easy-to-understand pop-up mechanics make Tengami a game that seems instantly approachable." The Verge

"Once again, an indie developer has proven that a game can indeed be a breathtaking work of art." CNET Australia

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What's New

Version 1.6

iPhone X support

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
77 Ratings
77 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

With a fairy-tale world designed like an exquisite Japanese pop-up book, Tengami is a remarkable adventure. Artfully blending bold colors, stirring sound design, and intriguing puzzles, the game establishes a contemplative mood sprinkled with moments of joyous surprise, ensuring the experience sticks with you long after you stop playing.


Needs some polishing

This game is a great idea, but it feels like a prototype of a full game. Not quite polished enough and too short.

The puzzles are sometimes so simple that you end up looking around for a more difficult solution only to be surprised that all you have to do to solve them is count things. A lesson could be learned from games like The Room.

The game in general is beautiful, but there are certain details where shortcuts seem to have been taken and more fluid movement of the character could give the game a more complete feel. It feels like some movements of the character were skipped to come back to later perfected (only they weren’t).

And finally, the game is really short. Like one hour worth of gameplay. It feels like the designers developed a few levels as a prototype and then they just never developed any more. For the $3.99 price, it feels like you should be getting more.

Great idea for a game, but just seems like someone rushed to get this out the door when too many things were left unfinished/unperfected.



UPDATE: While my experience of the game has not changed, I've (reluctantly) lowered my review of the application in response to not being able to play it on my iPad 2. This is my first experience of purchasing an app that I've been locked out of because it evolved further than my hardware can upgrade; usually, applications have permitted me to keep my older version of the software.
Again, the game itself is lovely; I simply cannot play it now.

I'd like to quote the exquisite review of Tengami gamer Peter Maurer in my attempt to summarize Tengami:
"It's a video gaming equivalent of wandering a meadow in a national park, or hiking some miles along a coastline."
This game is really for those of us who take time out of each day to appreciate the beauty in the natural world. It's like a storybook setting, made up of beautifully illustrated flip pages of attractive, interactive scenery.
I love it.


Nyamyam Limited
241.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Nyamyam Ltd.


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