Canadian game 'A Fold Apart' Hits Apple Arcade, Switch, and PC April 17th
Guelph, Ontario’s Lightning Rod Games is bringing their new paper-folding puzzle game A Fold Apart to Apple Arcade, the Nintendo Switch, and Steam next week.
Launching April 17th, the game depicts a couple’s long-distance relationships and the struggles to get – and stay – on the same page despite the distance.
Here’s the press release:
‘A Fold Apart’ is Launching April 17
A poignant story about a long-distance relationship, love, and the technology that connects us all.
An interactive, narrative-driven puzzle displaying the emotional ups and downs of a couple’s long-distance relationship, A Fold Apart 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.
“When we first started developing A Fold Apart in 2015, my goal was to tell a touching story about the romantic, sentimental, but fundamentally lonely feelings that my significant other and I experienced while living apart,” explains Lightning Rod Games Co-founder Mark Laframboise.
“We never would have imagined that we’d be releasing the game in an environment where nearly all of us around the world are physically separated from loved ones and experiencing that loneliness firsthand. Whether you are self-isolating, distance learning, telecommuting, or keeping in touch online, we are all in one form of long-distance relationship or another. Creating A Fold Apart was a way for me to navigate those difficult emotions and I hope that the game can help others find some hope and comfort (and, most importantly, fun!) in these challenging times as well.”
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 colourful, 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.
In a world of folding paper, there are two sides to every story. Discover yours on April 17.