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 1.4.2

- Fix notebook bug that may cause cutscenes issues
- Add ending credits roll
- Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Avidartist ,


I don’t tend to buy very many games but this is one I am happy that I did. The animation is sweet and gentle, with inviting colors in the visuals and a soundtrack that draws you in. The story went from directionless to focused and riveting, and I’m still deciding how I feel about the experience. It is one that I will recommend to everyone I meet. A job well done!

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.

saterade ,

A Thoughtful evening

Its a short game that you can finish in one evening. It’s an interactive story with puzzle elements and painting. I played it with my daughter and we both enjoyed it! It is equal parts beautiful and melancholy, although one chapter can be a bit sad and scary. Worth every cent, in my opinion.

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