When I read this article that Hideo Kojima’s game of the year was a random mobile game, I had a small giggle to myself and carried on with my day. But the premise of the game stuck with me, and I couldn’t help but buy it, and now I’m ever so glad that I did.
Framed is an indie puzzle game in which you rearrange comic book panels to guide the protagonist through the story. Swiping panels of the comic strip, avoiding enemies and other obstacles, you can create the perfect order for your hero to maneuver the level, or make mistakes and watch the unfortunate outcomes. It is simple and filled with all kinds of cool noire elements, including excellent silhouettes and fantastic music. That dynamic jazz makes it so worthwhile. Just check out the trailer:
It looked cool enough to warrant the R60 on the App Store, and now I’m so glad that I bought it. It’s not too hard, but difficult enough to be entertaining. Plus the premise is brilliant enough that I want to throw money at these guys in the hopes that they make more like it.
At the moment, Framed is only available for iOS, and you can buy it over here. Having won tons of awards, it really does seem to be all its cracked up to be. Of course, I will force one of our resident Porras to write a review, because that’s how we work around here.
Last Updated: December 17, 2014