Behind the Frame 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.

Feature List
• 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

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

- Minor bug fixes
- Performance optimization
- Puzzle optimization

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

SarahGSR ,

Great game, but thought it was a different story 😭

I thought it was a journey of an artist with Alzheimer trying to remember her lover, and cried so hard at that ‘Jack got sick’ scene. Thought she forgot her lover and had the chance to save him but failed due to her Alzheimer 😭😭

But I’m glad it’s a happier story than my assumption lol. Very good game.

Nosretap ,


This is a beautiful game! The studio behind this did a great job of interaction and art. It is a bit like a puzzle game like The Room series, but not so dark. I give it four stars because it is quite short and the story progression was a bit confusing to me (it could be a difference in American vs. Taiwanese story style). But I never got stuck and I really enjoyed the way you painted to continue the story. I absolutely recommend if you want a lovely iOS game with a unique gameplay and some simple puzzles. The animation was beautiful as well. Similar to Ghibli. I’m going to check out their other titles as well.

Jv1481 ,

Potential but does not sync with different iOS devices or use Apple Pencil

The game is beautiful and very creative but I played for 2 1/2 hours on my ipad, went to bed with my iPhone, and I realized the game doesn’t sync and only saves progress on one device.

The game is nice, with a semi-emotional ending, although I do think the ending of the story could have been a little more descriptive and thought out.

I almost quit half way through, but I’m glad I got to see the ending.

They need to fix it so it will save across devices. I’m happy I played it. Again, the ending was sentimental but way too short/cut off, whereas there should have been more of an ending to the story.

App Privacy

The developer, Akupara Games, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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