While the Kinda Funny Games Showcase brought us lots of action and fighting games, we did get to see a good chunk of puzzle games as well. One that really stood out was A Fold Apart, developed by Lightning Rod Games.

The trailer mainly focused on the romance between the two main characters. We get to see their attempts to make a long distance relationship work through text messages, with the player picking out and sending text messages between characters. In addition, A Fold Apart promises a romance that anyone can relate two, with the ability to switch the gender of the two characters to what you prefer. It’s nice to see a game feature inclusive options such as these.

The meat of the gameplay revolves around a central gimmick. The player can fold potions of the level like they’re paper, allowing characters to reach areas they couldn’t get to before. One section sees the game folding a character with the paper as a way to move him around the level. Another sees the level’s two sides folded together to meet in the middle, allowing the player to cross it like a bridge. It’s a clever mechanic that looks like it can be used in unique ways.

The developers of the project are Lightning Rod Games, a relatively new studio who has been working on the project since 2017. It’s made up of experienced staff who worked at places like Disney, EA, and Ubisoft.

A Fold Apart will be coming out in Spring 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.


Samuel Guglielmo

Associate Review Editor

I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.


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