A Fold Apart is an interactive, narrative-driven puzzle displaying the emotional ups and downs of a couple’s long-distance relationship from developer Lightning Rod Games. The game offers a beautiful acknowledgment of both the challenges and wonder that come from how we communicate with loved ones while living apart. The launch trailer reveals a familiar yet unique gameplay mechanic — flipping and folding paper — to bring the couple closer together over the course of their everyday lives.
A Fold Apart features over fifty handcrafted paper-folding puzzles — in fact, the very first versions of these puzzles were made with simple grid paper and stored in a binder — in a colorful, tactile paper aesthetic. Choose which couple to play as, and unfold both sides of their story as they navigate the complexities of (mis)communication and the emotional rollercoaster that separation brings.
To celebrate its launch, the team has released a new trailer, featured below. You can find A Fold Apart on Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam) on April 17, 2020.
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