A Fold Apart

A Fold Apart

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In a world of folding paper, there are two sides to every story.

Lightning Rod Games presents A Fold Apart: an award-winning puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship — in a world of folding paper!

After career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect vow to make their long-distance relationship work at any cost. Experience both sides of their story as the couple navigates the complexities of (mis)communication and the emotional ups and downs that separation brings. By flipping, folding, and unfolding the paper puzzles in their handcrafted worlds, you can help the couple overcome the emotional barriers of their relationship — but will love endure…?

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2021 Canadian Game Awards Winners


  • Best Mobile Game


  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Score / Soundtrack
  • Best Indie Game
  • Best Debut Indie Game
  • Fans Choice Award
2020 NAVGTR Award Winners - National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers


  • OUTSTANDING Game, Original Family


  • OUTSTANDING Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D
  • OUTSTANDING Game, Special Class
  • OUTSTANDING Writing in a Comedy

PRess Coverage

Best Comfort Games for PC 2021 - Windows Central

Long distance love

If you’ve ever been in one, you understand how tough they can be, and A Fold Apart is able to portray that conflict — and ultimately how it comes together — beautifully.

25 best Apple Arcade games to make the most of your subscription - GamesRadar+

A Fold Apart is maybe the most tear-jerking of all games in Apple Arcade right now, and that’s a quality I appreciate more than most.

Best Games of 2020 - GameSkinny

From indies to AAAs and everything in between, these are our highest-scored games of 2020 A Fold Apart is about hope and how love can get us through even the toughest of times. In that way, it’s timeless.

The Best Apple Arcade Games of 2020 - GameZebo

The puzzles complement the story in some ingenious ways, and everything pushes you on to find out what’s going to happen next. This one’s going to make you think in a bunch of different ways and really what more do you want from a narrative driven puzzle game?

Best Games That Made You Think in 2020 - Silicon Era

A Fold Apart really hit home for me. It’s the story of a long distance relationship and all of the trials and tribulations, the insecurities and doubts that people experience when apart from each other for so long. At its heart, it is a tale in communication and love. And I’m not ashamed to admit it made my eyes water a few times. — Annette

The 40 Best Games of 2020 - Paste Magazine

Also in The 25 Best Switch Games of 2020, The 20 Best Xbox Games of 2020, and The 25 Best PlayStation Games of 2020. A Fold Apart‘s adorable art style and characters coupled with a calming and meditative gameplay loop helped calm some of the anxiety I’ve been feeling about the world.

'A Fold Apart' Is the Most Relatable Game to Quarantine With - Complex

Sure, Animal Crossing might offer a wholesome, anthropomorphic escape from the coronavirus quarantine, but if you’re looking for content that speaks more directly to the phenomenon at hand, a Canadian developer has made just the video game for you.

15 Most Underrated Games Of 2020 - Cultured Vultures

I’d imagine that when Lightning Rod Games were initially developing A Fold Apart, they didn’t realise the real world similarities that the game would hold once it was released.

A Fold Apart turns working through anxiety into puzzle solving - The Verge

A Fold Apart isn’t just a series of puzzles with a story about long distance relationships, but a game about communication.

A Fold Apart Review: These Stars Will Guide Us Home - PlayStation Lifestyle

Rating: 9.5/10

A Fold Apart is a near-perfect indie game and one every person with a beating heart should experience.

A Fold Apart Review: A Deeply Moving & Totally Unique Puzzle Game - Screen Rant

Rating: 4.5/5

A Fold Apart is a truly special puzzle game that will leave players thinking about it for days after they finish.

A Fold Apart Review: Scoring Heart and Soul - Game Skinny

Rating: 9/10

There is perhaps no game that better captures the intricacies of being in a relationship than A Fold Apart.

A Fold Apart Review - Digital Chumps

Rating: 9.4/10

A Fold Apart brings you into a personal and deep story. It’s a story that invites you into a deep and meaningful relationship between two characters. It’s a game that’s real, and that’s why I love it.

A Fold Apart Review: Come together by folding paper - Attack of the Fanboy

Rating: 4.5/5

A Fold Apart is the sort of game that sticks with you long after the credits roll.


This game is excellent! It is an emotional rollercoaster with a superb soundtrack and some challenging puzzle mechanics which seem simple at first but soon get complex. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent on this game and cannot recommend it highly enough! Well done to everyone involved!

Burgurple, 5 Stars

I have a ling distance relationship and this game is so relatable for that! The figures in the game are long distance and the texting back and forth makes them feel lonely sometimes and some texts just hurt! But if you think about it your partner probably did not mean it that way  good lesson really Love the look and the gameplay of this game too! Really pretty and it’s well executed! Can’t wait until there is more!

Ellenelsje, 5 Stars

A real, in-depth look at the troubles that plague long distance relationships and the thought processes we usually run through in a matter of seconds. Here you really slow down and see how certain words/phrases can affect others (especially over text) and the emotional processes people go through when they react. Wonderful style with sweet music and a life lesson to boot. My only wish is that it would never end

wolfpup98, 5 Stars

The game has beautiful visuals! The story is very engaging and it makes you want to play until the end! Loved the game!!!

Carols87, 5 Stars



  • A relatable, true-to-life story of a long-distance relationship.
  • Over 50 handcrafted paper folding puzzles.
  • Beautiful 3D graphics with a tactile, “homemade” paper aesthetic.
  • The ability to choose the couple that best represents you!

Release date

April 17, 2020



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