Pubishers Akupara Games and Akatsuki Taiwan, and developer Silver Lining Studio will release interactive fiction game Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery for PlayStation 4 and Switch in spring 2022, the companies announced.
“When bringing Behind the Frame to Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation, we wanted to make sure we used all of our tools to create the sensation of painting on a canvas,” said Akupara Games technical producer Dean Razavi in a press release. “So on PlayStation, you’ll be able to use your finger on the DualShock controller’s touchpad to paint, giving you that fine-grain control. On the Nintendo Switch, in addition to touch screen support, you can flick your Joy-Con around in docked mode just like you would a paintbrush. Just point it at the screen, and your hand motions will be translated to paint strokes!”
Here is an overview of the game, via its store pages:
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is a vivid, interactive fiction about an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission.
A relaxing, eloquent experience that can be played at any pace. Become immersed in a panoramic world filled with resplendent colors, beautiful hand-animated visuals, and a smooth, easy-listening soundtrack.
As a passionate artist, seek the missing colors that will bring your paintings to life—all while remembering to take the occasional coffee and breakfast breaks that keep you going. There is more than what meets the eye, for every painting has a story to tell.
- Paint, sketch, and retouch your artwork to complete your masterpiece and your memories.
- Dive into and explore beautiful panoramic, hand-animated worlds inspired by Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli visuals.
- Experience an evocative story, through the eyes of a passionate artist.