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A Beautiful Painter’s Story – Behind the Frame Has a Release Date

Today, during Dreamhack Beyond Showcase, Akatsuki Taiwan’s Silver Lining Studio and co-publisher Akupara Games revealed the August 25, 2021 launch date for the Studio-Ghibli inspired, interactive fiction, Behind the Frame. Pre-orders on the App Store and pre-registration on Google Play start today, rewarding early adopters with a themed emoji pack and wallpaper upon the game’s release. 
Since Behind the Frame’s world premiere during iam8bit’s Day of the Devs Showcase, the title has picked up excitement and anticipation from various outlets and content creators worldwide, citing its beautiful artwork and soothing ambiance. 

“We are genuinely excited and grateful about all the attention and lovely comments we’ve received about Behind the Frame. We believe that games are a great channel for people to enjoy stories and a great medium to experience characters’ emotions more immersively, so we worked hard to make this game the best experience for anyone, anytime and anywhere,” said the game’s Art Director Weichen Lin. “Now that we’re close to our official launch, we look forward to sharing our game with players around the world. I hope this game can touch your heart, and we can all see the world a little bit differently after seeing through our painter’s eye.”


  • 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.

Behind the Frame is about an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission. Guide her brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help complete her masterpiece; amid her brusque neighbor’s gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.

Behind the Frame | Release Date Announcement Trailer

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