The award-winning Forgotten Anne, ThroughLine Games’ Ghibli-inspired puzzle-platformer, is now available for download on the App Store. It’s an emotional story-based adventure that takes you on a journey full of living household objects, mysterious magic, and dangerous uprisings.
You play as Anne, an enforcer whose job it is to keep the Forgotlings – an underclass of living objects – in check. Anne’s quest to return to the human world is one fraught with peril and difficult, story-altering decisions. Each conversation can branch in a number of different ways, meaning every choice you make matters.
Fans of Studio Ghibli, makers of animated classics like Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away, will notice similarities in Forgotten Anne’s hand-animated art style. It looks stunning in motion, and it’s made even better by the soaring orchestral score present throughout.
Gameplay is a neat mix of puzzling and platforming. You’ll spend most of your time exploring the world for well-hidden secrets and solving the game’s many puzzles using your mastery of Anima – the magical power responsible for bringing the Forgotlings to life.
This iOS version adds cloud saves and a whopping 33 pieces of concept art to collect, which might mean it’s the definitive way to play.
This one’s an essential purchase for lovers of a good story and features a passionate fan base which you can be part via the game’s Discord page, so head on over to the App Store and check out the wonderful Forgotten Anne.