Florence is an interactive storybook from the award-winning lead designer of Monument Valley about the heart-racing highs and heartbreaking lows of a young woman's very first love.
Florence Yeoh feels a little... stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, sleep, and spending too much time on social media. Then one day, she meets a cello player named Krish who changes everything about how she sees the world and herself.
Experience every beat of Florence and Krish's relationship through a series of mini-game vignettes - from flirting to fighting, from helping each other grow... to growing apart. Drawing inspiration from 'slice of life' graphic novels and webcomics, Florence is an intimate and unforgettable story.
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This version includes performance improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
There is a subtle beauty to Florence. This poignant love story intertwines a succinct narrative with smart interaction design to create moments of surprising emotional weight. Conversations are turned into puzzles that evolve as the characters’ moods shift. Memories fade into focus like old Polaroid photos. The way you touch the screen becomes just as important as the plot, which makes for a story you want to steer as well as follow. Florence fosters a rare sense of intimacy with its characters, creating an impression that lingers long after the story ends.
Florence is life
Right off the bat, Florence captivated me with its art style and somber music. The story is nothing new, but Annapurna Interactive manages to mesh in the right music, character development, and pacing to create a compelling and believable story.
I imagine there will be lots of people who will identify with Florence- those who have been working meaningless full time jobs that make them feel hollow and unfulfilled. To those, Florence speaks that it is worth taking a step back to consider pursuing your dreams and passions- it is never too late.
To those expecting a happily ever after ending, Florence affirms our understanding that despite our best wishes and intents, life doesn’t always go the way that we want it too. People come into our lives, and sometimes they go. But Florence teaches us to not let those experiences tear us down. In having new people come into our lives, we learn new things about them and about ourselves. Meeting new people is an essential part of self discovery that allows us to harness what we learn about ourselves and use that knowledge to shape a happier and better future.
Beautiful and touching
The graphics and the incredibly thought-out ways of capturing a relationship without using any dialogue are two of the best strengths of this game/exploration into a character's life and love. I adored every second of being in Florence's shoes and the game is undoubtedly one of the most charming interactive stories I've ever come upon. However, the one criticism I have for the game is that I wish it was longer. I played the entire game within 25-ish minutes and man, did I wish for more. But perhaps this isn't even a criticism, because it was so well-done that I was the one left wanting. I wish there were more games out there like this that made me "aww" and "oooh" every time I saw an original way that the team behind 'Florence' had come up with to depict the communication between two people as well as the outlook of one person towards her surrounding. The storytelling is done so masterfully that I would've watched the whole thing play out even without my own contribution to it. I am stunned and pleasantly surprised to have come upon this gem.
- Annapurna Games, LLC
- 1.2 GB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Studio Mountains PTY LTD. Published by Annapurna Interactive under exclusive license. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.