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FRAMED

By Loveshack

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

FRAMED is a multi-award winning noir-puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome of the story.

~~~~~ FEATURES ~~~~~

AWARD-WINNING DESIGN

Featuring a fusion of all-new game mechanics & fiendish puzzles, FRAMED has received many design awards as well as being an 'Excellence in Design' finalist in the IGF 2015.

EFFORTLESSLY ELEGANT

Simply grab comic panels and swap them with a touch of your finger!

BEAUTIFUL ART & RICH ANIMATION

Hand-crafted, award-winning art and animation brings the noir world of FRAMED to life.

ORIGINAL JAZZ MUSIC SOUNDTRACK

An evocative music score featuring live jazz performances fused with modern themes and beats sets the mood.

A BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE AWAITS

Unlike anything you’ve played before, FRAMED delivers a completely new type of game experience. Plug in your headphones, sit back and enjoy!

~~~~~ RECEPTION ~~~~~

"My best game in this year without any doubt." - Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid)
“It looks like a work of goddamn genius.” - Kotaku
”I was blown away by Loveshack’s Framed." - Penny Arcade
“Guilty of Awesome.” - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Noir-drenched motion comic puzzler gets big thumbs-up.” - IGN
“Framed has an incredible art style, and it plays unlike anything else we’ve seen." - Slide to Play
“Framed meshes narrative and gameplay like nothing else." - Mac Life
“With a jazzy soundtrack and a gritty vibe befitting its genre, Framed succeeds at telling a story in more ways than one.” - Complex, Pop Culture
“Don’t miss this smart and innovative indie gem.” - Pocket Gamer

** FINALIST ** ‘Excellence in Design’, IGF 2015

** WINNER ** ‘VisuaI Design’, Indiecade Festival 2014

** WINNER ** ‘Excellence in Design’, IGF China 2013

** WINNER ** ‘Best Game’ - Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2013

** WINNER ** ‘Best Upcoming Game’ - International Mobile Game Awards 2014

** WINNER ** ‘Best Narrative’ - Brazil's Independent Games Festival 2014

** WINNER ** ‘Best Puzzle Game’ - Intel Level Up Awards 2014

** PAX 10 SELECTION ** - PAX Prime 2014

** FINALIST ** ‘Most Amazing Game’ - A MAZE Festival Berlin 2014

** FINALIST ** ‘Innovation Award’ - Australian Game Developer Awards 2014

** OFFICIAL SELECTION ** BAFTA Inside Games Showcase 2014

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FRAMED is designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch iOS 7.0 and above.

Loveshack Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Australia.
For more information www.loveshackentertainment.com
Follow us @LoveShackers

What's New in Version 1.2

Bug fixes and polish.
FRAMED 2 is out now!

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Short, but sweet. 9/10

One of the most innovative games I've played. It's clear a TON of effort went into this, and the animation/music/details are simply amazing. Puzzles start off easy but quickly ramp up in difficulty, with twists added in like being able to rotate frames (which then triggers an entirely different animation!), or readjust frames in real time. Yet, for anyone experienced with puzzles, the game will only last you around two hours, and there's virtually no replay value after you're done.

However, due to the sheer innovation and beautiful execution of this novel game, I still gave it 5 stars nonetheless. Besides, considering that each individual frame requires a distinct animation, and considering that animation can change based on the frames sequence as well as whether it's been rotated or not, I can't blame an indie team for not having more stages lol.

Can't wait for the sequel coming out tmw! 👍

Minor but persistent problems

This game is by far one of my favorites. I enjoy how much effort has been put into this game. There are so many minimal aspects that just adds that special touch. To the ties of the policemen swaying and the coat of the male spy flapping as he moves. It is all truly wonderful. But there are some problems that I hope can be fixed.

When the male spy jumps from the top of the building into the truck, when the panels are moved the game lags then crashes. But normalizes upon the restart of the game. Another point is when the police chief (or the man in white gloves) is standing at the phone booth and the female spy is standing in the dark. As soon as the game loads that part of the level the game crashes several times. This is even after I restart the game and device. The last point in which the game crashes is when the female spy drugs the male spy and leaves the building, only to spot a taxi carrying the 'police chief'. When the time comes to rearrange those two panels, the game crashes, but normalizes upon the game being restarted.

The last few things are really small. Sometimes the square panels that can rotate can glitch out and rapidly switch between their two states but in no way does it impede gameplay.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, (if you do anyway) and hope that it can be fixed

Heavy trial-and-error but fun gameplay

I don't know if I'd call this a puzzle game. Puzzle games are bound by logic, whereas Framed attempts to stay consistent but sometimes gets lost in its lack of restrictions.

Nowhere is this more relevant than in scenes with multiple exits, such as a 3-way intersection. The character will enter from one of the directions, obviously, but then has two possible exits... which one will it choose? You'll just have to press play to find out. And that results in scenes you aren't likely to get out of on your first try except through dumb luck.

Even if there is a primordial direction in which the character is supposed to be heading which is magically unaffected by rotation, the game doesn't explain it.

Ultimately, however, I've chosen to rate this game four stars on artistic merit, as it still remains an innovative if illogical experience. Whether it's worth playing to you will depend on how you feel about trial-and-error gameplay, and if that phrase conjures up negative thoughts in your mind, then it comes down to whether or not the game's unique style can quell that sensation within you.

FRAMED
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 357 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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