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Assemble with Care

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    About Assemble with Care

    Assemble with Care is a game about restoring objects and broken relationships. Released exclusively on Apple Arcade, the player follows Maria's story as she arrives at the town of Bellariva and works through a series of mechanical puzzles to discover the lives of the residents.

    From the studio that brought you Monument Valley, comes a story about taking things apart and putting ourselves back together.

    When Maria, a globe-trotting antique restorer, arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be. She wants nothing more than to help the town’s inhabitants save their most beloved possessions, but when it’s their personal lives that are starting to fracture, she’ll need to find a way to hold them together, one spare screw at a time.

    MEANINGFUL PUZZLES: Explore the objects through Maria’s eyes and find a way to restore them.

    EVOCATIVE STORY: Meet the townsfolk of Bellariva. Come to love their quirks and help them reconnect.

    NOSTALGIC CHARM: Rediscover the defining objects of decades past to the tune of the original soundtrack, inspired by the sounds of the 80s.

    HANDCRAFTED VISUALS: Enjoy gameplay rendered in a beautiful, impressionist style, alongside a completely hand-illustrated story

    What makes my game unique?

    In a world of epic stories Assemble with Care focuses on the small pleasure of fixing broken objects. Showing old objects a bit of love can bring them back to their former glory. The same can be said for the relationships in the game, where people are at odds but they come together by developing a deeper understanding of the other's position. These objects - inspired by the 80s and 90s - are brought to live with a unique art-style that mimics impressionism with a vibrant colour palette. As with all our games, the challenge was to create a game that was emotionally engaging, satisfying to play and accessible to anyone that picks it up. We hope you pick it up and give it a try!

    Why could my game win an award?

    Every interaction in the game feel intuitive, rewarding and joyful. The game at its core is about discovering the joy of playing around with everyday objects and nurturing the relationships around us. Our hope is that people need a break from all the adrenaline and explosions offered elsewhere in the industry, and will find the calming nature of menial work award-worthy!