A Fold Apart Releases On Nintendo Switch Next Week

A Fold Apart Screenshot

Lightning Rod Games has confirmed a release date for A Fold Apart on Nintendo Switch.

This narrative-driven puzzler takes inspiration from designer Mark Laframboise’s real-life story.

It explores the relationships that we have with those we care about while separated by long distances, in the complexity of (mis)communication and reuniting two people greatly in love with one another.

There are two sides to every story, and, in A Fold Apart, an architect and a teacher have been forced apart by their careers. Puzzling your way through a world built of paper, you will see the difficulties they encounter while separated.

“When we first started developing A Fold Apart in 2015, my goal was to tell a touching story about the romantic, sentimental, but fundamentally lonely feelings that my significant other and I experienced while living apart,” explains Lightning Rod Games co-founder Mark Laframboise.

“We never would have imagined that we’d be releasing the game in an environment where nearly all of us around the world are physically separated from loved ones and experiencing that loneliness firsthand.

“Whether you are self-isolating, distance learning, telecommuting, or keeping in touch online, we are all in one form of long-distance relationship or another. Creating A Fold Apart was a way for me to navigate those difficult emotions and I hope that the game can help others find some hope and comfort (and, most importantly, fun!) in these challenging times as well.”

A Fold Apart will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 17th April 2020.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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