Paperbark is a charming game that tells a beautiful short story of a wombat, the bush and a very hot Australian Summer.

Follow a sleepy wombat who spends its day exploring and foraging, while in search for a new home.

Wander through a beautifully stylised interpretation of Australia, and watch as you bring the illustrated landscape to life, through vibrant watercolours and sounds.

Inspired by iconic Australian storybooks and landscape artists, Paperbark will make a wonderful addition to anyone's library.

Story by: Renee Treml
Narrated by: Georgia Maq
Music by: Biddy Conner

Paperbark is only compatible with iPad Air 2, iPad 9.7" and iPad Pro, iPhone 6, iPod Touch 6 and up. It will not be able to run on earlier generations, even if able to be installed.

What's New

Version 1.0.7

Thank you for playing Paperbark!

Paperbark 1.0.7:
- Added localized titles.
- Fixed misc game bugs.
- Fixed unusually long app load time effecting users in China.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Wander with a Wombat

El Muscle

I was eagerly anticipating this game mainly because the creative director happens to be my brother-in-law and the artistic graphics. I wasn't disappointed. This is a terrific and beautiful game, although some may call it an interactive storybook.

The sound of the Bush welcomes you when you first start the game, followed by the music, which was wonderful to my ears, relaxing and very Australian. The story focuses on the Wombat traveling out of its tree, searching for food. The Australian Bush is beautifully presented in watercolour paint, and as the Wombat travels along, the landscape reveals itself in classic fog-of-war style which I'm familiar with from old classic strategy games.

You can either follow along with the story, or take your time to explore and collect food and animals/insects. I did have some trouble at first doing this due to a bug in the game which was recently fixed. There were also times when the Wombat would disappear or would get stuck when dealing with cockatoos.

I'm sure these issues will be fixed in time. I like to say that I enjoyed my little adventure with this adorable Wombat and I would recommend this game to everyone!

Gorgeous experience


Been waiting for this for ages... and it is so good. A little disappointed at how short the “game” is but have replayed a couple of times to collect more insects and found the atmosphere drawing me in again. They recommend headphones, and for good reason... the sound is brilliant and so immersive. Soothing, gentle and evocative, this is more of an experience than a game, and none the less for it.

Please make more!


Love love love the graphics and the music. Very serene. You instantly fall in love with the little wombat and I found myself feeling empathy for it through its journey. It’s a very short story for the price paid but I hope that the developers add more stories for other Australian animals. Would love to see an echidna or Koala story next.


Paper House Pty Ltd
541.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Paper House Pty. Ltd.


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