Lightning Rod Games reveals the first preview trailer for A Fold Apart:a 3D puzzle game about the emotional struggle of a long distance relationship set in a world of folding paper.
Inspired by origami and papercraft, the award-winning game mechanic in A Fold Apart is completely new, allowing you to fold and manipulate a paper world so as to navigate a long distance relationship. Based on a true story, players can choose any gender combination for their character couple while exploring over 50 unique puzzles and a heartfelt emotional narrative.
A Fold Apart has received recognition as an official selection of the 2017 Experimental Gameplay Workshop at GDC, as well as a finalist in both the 2017 and 2018 Ubisoft Indie Series. A Fold Apart was also awarded Best of GDC 2018, and named Best of PAX East 2018 by Gamesradar.
About A Fold Apart
A Fold Apart is based on a true story: the real life long distance relationship between Lightning Rod Games’ co-founder Mark Laframboise and his now wife, Robyn. Just as in the true story, when career choices force the characters down separate paths, they vow to make their relationship work despite the challenges of living apart. Though they frequently communicate through text messages, misunderstandings are inevitable and cause the characters to erect emotional barriers that physically bar their path. By folding the pieces of paper these characters inhabit, players are able to help the couple safely navigate around their relationship hurdles and find a way forward.
•Completely new mechanic: folding paper
•Over 50 unique puzzles exploring an emotional narrative
•Where Love is Universal: play as any gender combination
•Based on a true story: one of the developers’ own long distance relationship
The crowdfunding initiative for A Fold Apart is currently active on Fig, which will facilitate the development of additional paper folding mechanics, enhance the story through added animation and cutscenes, as well as enable the game to come to all major platforms at launch, including Nintendo Switch. You can support this game through July 19th, 2018 at HERE.
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