The unique “paper folding game without the paper,” Let’s Fold was awarded third place in the Global K-startup program. K-startup is a start-up accelerator in Korea that has partnered with Google as a non-profit organization that focuses on incubating app developers and start-ups.
The Let’s Fold team was awarded the opportunity to travel to the U.S. for two weeks for a comprehensive training program organized by Qualcomm. Developers will have access to a valuable network of accomplished entrepreneurs and executives. This year’s program will take place around Silicon Valley and also in New York. Winners were selected based on the application’s global appeal, originality and functionality.
The game itself offers users the experience of the classic origami art, reimagined as colorful puzzles. Players are challenged to have to match the given shape within a specific amount of folds. Gamers have the ability to create custom puzzles for friends to solve, share tips for completing levels and compete for high scores.
“Creating simple, yet original games is becoming more difficult in a crowded marketplace full of talented developers,” said Chung, Sangwha the CEO. “This application is intuitive and visually appealing enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for advanced gamers. It strikes a balance that is characteristic of some of the most addicting games on the market.”
New chapters with different pictures and themes are released periodically as updates, offering players a continuously expanding library of challenging puzzles. Let’s Fold is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, yet players have the option to receive hints to particularly challenging aspects of the game for small in-app purchases. The app will soon allow users to print characters and test their real world origami skills.
Let’s Fold joins the ranks of previous winners and participants that have benefitted from the overseas program. According to the National Internet Development Agency of Korea, a total of 11 start-ups from the last two years were able to use the networks made available by the program to secure foreign investments that have contributed to the growth of start-ups and expansion.
-Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices and Android devices
-Requires iOS 6.0 or later and for Android devices it requires 2.3 and up
-Size 25.5 MB for iOS and 27 MB for Android.
-More than 50 diverse characters in 7 different themes
-New chapters with every update
-Printable versions of characters coming soon
Five Thirty (Let’s Fold) develops Let’s Fold, an innovative mobile puzzle game that reimagines the art of origami. Let’s Fold allows players to compete alongside or against their friends to share the timeless tradition, transforming a centuries old past time into a 21st century shared experience. The game centers on the unlimited possibilities that can arise from a single sheet of paper, challenging players to match a shape using a set of number of folds.