A Studio Ghibli Style Game By Akupara and Akatsuki Taiwan

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Kyle Blooicide

Publish Date:

24 May 2021

Behind The Frame is a narrative-driven interactive fiction game, where players are able to paint, sketch and retouch serene artwork. Stepping into the boots of an ambitious artist, this story is about being on the cusp of finishing the final piece of your gallery and the journey on how we got here. As your painting starts to take shape, players will begin to uncover an emotional history based around chance and artistry. This is a relaxing, eloquent game that can be enjoyed at any pace, perfect for those looking for a tranquil and calming experience, whilst uncovering a tale that has more then first meets the eye.

The Features:

  • Beautiful Hand-Animated Hayao Miyazaki styled visuals.

  • An Elegant, Deep and Beautiful story, which has more to it then meets the eye.

  • Go at your own pace, as you uncover the depths of this hearty story.

  • Connect and savour an emotionally rich world of artistry.

  • Explore contextual and logic-based puzzles through this unique adventure.

  • A Multi-Award Winning Experience with 7 Awards including The NYX Game Award for Best Visual Art and The Game Connection Asia Indie Development Award.

Developers Silver Lining Studio:

The developers Silver Lining Studio is a team with only one game currently under their belt. This title which is available on Android right now, is a beautiful platformer called Within. Silver Lining advertises itself as a creator of ‘Escape Room’ style narrative games, of which includes Behind The Frame. This amazing backing from Akupara and Akatsuki Taiwan is an incredible opportunity for these developers, and can only mean great things for this title. Be sure to give them some support by checking them out here on Twitter or check out their website here!

Publishers Akupara and Akatsuki Taiwan:

Akupara Games is an Indie Games Studio based in Los Angeles, California. Akupara’s business model is to put its time and effort into helping other indie studios get their games to release through development, publishing, porting, and advisory services. Akupara are behind games such as The Darkside Detective, Spinch, Gone Viral and many more other excellent Indie Titles.

Akatsuki Taiwan is a branch of Akatsuki Inc. who devote themselves to developing various mobile games, with a team based all over the world. Akatsuki’s mission is to create localised content at a high quality to players all over the globe. These are behind mobile games such as Dragonball Z: Dokkan Battle, Tales of Link and many other great titles.


There’s a lot of reason to be excited for this great title due to its incredible backing, its beautiful design and the amount of attention on the game right now. Be sure to watch this space as more information comes out about this epic title. Also, Did you know that we have an active Discord Channel in which we have both Developers and Gamers mixed? It is a nice little community where we can all talk gaming, without judgement and genuinely have some really good conversations! Joining our community is free! No special requirements, so what are you waiting for? Click here to join! 

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