Today Akupara Games and Silver Lining Studio announced a release date for their Studio-Ghibli inspired interactive narrative game Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery and opened up pre-orders on mobile in addition to releasing a playable demo on Steam. Behind the Frame follows an aspiring artist as she goes about her everyday life and ponders what the deal is with her mysterious artist neighbor and his kitty cat. Ultimately you’re helping her finish her masterpiece painting, and “As her painting starts to take shape, [you’ll] uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments." Check out the stunningly gorgeous new trailer announcing the release date for Behind the Frame.
As mentioned, as of today you can download a free demo for the PC version of Behind the Frame over on Steam and it should give you a taste of what will be on offer. However, for a game that is so largely centered around painting and drawing, and with puzzles that are built around you actually doing that painting or drawing yourself, Behind the Frame seems like the type of experience that will shine brightest on the touchscreens of mobile devices. If you’re so inclined you can pre-order the iOS version on the App Store for $4.99, or you can pre-register for the Android version on the Google Play Store if you’re a green robot person. Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery will launch on all three platforms on August 25th and I really can’t wait.