Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Arts & Crafts with Heavy Rain's 'Origami Killer'

11:00 AM on 12.15.2009 // Nick Chester

Mandatory installs aren't unexpected when it comes to PlayStation 3 titles, but developers are fast becoming creative with how they hope to keep you occupied while you wait. 

With Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time, Insomniac included an incredibly entertaining Captain Quark intro you'd watch while the game copied data to your hard drive, for instance. Tecmo gave you the opportunity to watch a digital comic book with Ninja Gaiden II Sigma. When I popped in a preview build of Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain in our PS3 test kit a few weeks ago, I was amused by what the French developer had come up with -- arts and crafts. 

Heavy Rain follows the story of multiple characters, all tied together by mysterious murders perpetrated by someone the media is calling "The Origami Killer." With each murder, the bodies are found holding a tiny, meticulously folded paper crane/dog/thing. The game's install screen has you, the player, stepping into the role of "The Origami Killer" by guiding you through a step-by-step on how to fold your own murderous calling card. 

According to the instructions, the game box will ship with a square piece of paper for this very purpose. While I didn't get that, it wasn't going to stop me from following along at home. Later this week, I'll have a full preview and hands-on with Heavy Rain, but in the meantime, hit the jump and get ready to do some origami. 

Before we start, you'll want to find yourself a piece of square paper. If it's too big, your final product will be too unwieldy; if it's too small, you'll have trouble bending corners. Choose your square size wisely. 

Step 1. 

Fold the square over diagonally as shown to make a nice, visible crease.

Step 2. 

Fold the square the other way, as shown, making a second visible crease.

Step 3.

Turn the square 45 degrees as shown, and fold three points towards the center.


Step 4.

Fold the upper point backwards.

Step 5.

Fold the four remaining points towards the center.

Step 6.

Now turn the paper over, and fold the lower point towards the top. It should look like a little triangle.

Step 7.

Now reach up, and pull the inner points down.

Step 8.

Step 8 is pretty much making sure that what you have looks like this. Well does it? Good, move on to step 9.

Step 9.

Folder the upper point down.

Step 10.

Step 10, much like Step 8, is just to assure what you have looks like this. Does it? Neat. You're doing good, and I'm very proud of you. Almost there, killer.

Step 11.

Fold the right half of the paper over to the left, and while doing so, pull out the upper square to create a "nose."

Step 12.

See? A nose.

Step 13.

Now, pull the "tail" out, as shown.

You're done! Check back later this week for our preview of Heavy Rain.

Photo Gallery: (13 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys

Nick Chester, Former Editor-in-Chief (2011)
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
Editor-in-Chief @ nick at  more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

Dreamweaver avatarDreamweaver
I'm not gonna lie, I don't feel "good" about the upcoming "ignore" feature. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like the idea that people can mute other people because they don't agree with them. Spammers and trolls, sure, but not regular community members.
Gundy avatarGundy
Oh man. Those Next Gen transformations in Megadimension Neptunia are legit as fuck!
TysonOfTime avatarTysonOfTime
The first thing I do when I see clickbait is click on it and complain about clickbait.
LinkSlayer64 avatarLinkSlayer64
Wow, uh, after having a lovely time with Kirby Air Ride, I decided to try playing some melee, for old times sake... I pretty much disliked my whole time with it. More details in a comment if I get around to it.
Jiraya avatarJiraya
Help me gather games for a new blog series - "Worst Sequels Ever"
Niero Desu avatarNiero Desu
The backend code on the site so fun to read. Going through some of Julio's old stuff: if($vars["fappers"]){ $fappoids = 0; $_xt_loop_name = "fappers"; $vars["fappers_cnt"] = count($vars["fappers"]); reset($vars["fappers"]);
BaronVonSnakPak avatarBaronVonSnakPak
Watching the second Guyver Movie: Dark Hero, starring David -Solid Snake- Hayter.
The Dyslexic Laywer avatarThe Dyslexic Laywer
You didn't think I forgot what day it is did you?
Nathan D avatarNathan D
Gonna retire the MOARgasmic avatar for awhile.
OrochiLeona avatarOrochiLeona
Will you be mine?
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Got out of Deadpool. It definitely was a movie with Deadpool in it. Some parents were shocked to learn it was also rated R for a reason.
Sarah Jane farron avatarSarah Jane farron
So... gender and biology. All I'll say here is please respect people and their identities and don't try to push assumptions as fact. It doesn't need to be said to most here but denying people their identities is pretty harmful and very unpleasant.
Niwannabe avatarNiwannabe
Any PS4 recommendations for a guy who can't afford PS+, since all I've got is Battlefront and there's next to nothing to do in that game?
Niero Desu avatarNiero Desu
if you were experiencing lag with the dev site today, can you please try again? I moved some js around and am loading smaller avatars for people. some quickpost photos are scaled from gigantic raw uploads so we are optimizing those next to zip things up
Terry 309 avatarTerry 309
It's happening people... they're gonna kill off my favourite character... but he's taking someone else with him *massive spoilers in video*
FakePlasticTree avatarFakePlasticTree
Can I just say that I really dig the intro music for Yakuza 5? It's pumping!
Fuzunga avatarFuzunga
Hmm... yeah, this seems right.
Dreamweaver avatarDreamweaver
Would anyone be willing to help out dear ol' Dreamweaver with Destiny? Need a partner to tackle 7+ matches of Crimson Doubles for that 320 Light Ghost Shell. Will have to work on Comments of the Week first, but will be on later. I suck at the game though.
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
I'm not digging Trine too much. It has really screwy controls.
ShadeOfLight avatarShadeOfLight
Sonic the Hedgehog's Twitter account gave dating advice here: I am now significantly less bitter about Valentine's Day.
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -