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37 Great Games Like Behind the Frame

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Behind the Frame and have found the following:

Behind the Frame is a narrative adventure where you click and interact with different scenes to help a young woman become an artist. You explore the different locations to uncover and work on the different paintings. It's a combination of escape room puzzles with slice-of-life interactions like making coffee and putting music on.

Unfortunately, Behind the Frame is not available on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/08/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: Silver Lining WW (@SilverLiningWW)

Costs: Purchase cost

28 Hand Picked Video Games Like Behind the Frame

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Behind the Frame. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Behind the Frame. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Quadrilateral Cowboy

Release Date: 25/07/2016

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Quadrilateral Cowboy is an adventure in a 1990 retro-cyberpunk world where you take on covert mission to infiltrate buildings and security systems. You carefully explore each level hacking security by typing commands into your grey-market equipment.

Genesis Noir

Release Date: 26/03/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Genesis Noir is a narrative-driven puzzle game. It's a time travelling mystery to save your lover, by intervening through the history of the world to ultimately stop the expansion of the universe. Although it sounds bizarre, existential and confusing,...

Venba

Release Date: 28/11/2021

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Venba is a narrative-cooking game about an Indian mother who immigrated to Canada in the 1980s. You cook various traditional Indian dishes and restore the lost recipes which were damaged in the move to Canada. As you talk to your mother's family you...

Roki

Release Date: 23/07/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Röki is a Scandinavian folklore point-and-click style adventure game where you play Tove on a journey to save her family. As you help her to come to terms with loss, you explore deep into a snowy fairytale landscape with strange locations and creatures.

Monster Prom

Release Date: 27/04/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Monster Prom is a role-playing game set in a high school for monsters where you are looking for love. You make choices about the dating-focused narrative by exploring the campus and talking to different monster characters. It has some light...

Hidden Folks

Release Date: 15/02/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Hidden Folks tasks you with exploring hand-drawn worlds to find particular people. It’s simple enough for youngsters to control but complex enough to keep parents and carers involved too.

The Secret of Monkey Island (Series)

Release Date: 01/10/1990

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

The Secret of Monkey Island is a classic tongue-in-cheek pirate adventure game. You click or tap the screen to explore locations, find items and complete puzzles. Playing a young man, Guybrush Threepwood, with a dream of being a pirate, you become...

When The Past Was Around

Release Date: 22/09/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

When The Past Was Around is a short adventure puzzle game, where you point and click on items to gather clues, unlock doors and unraveling the secrets of its silent narrative. Without any words it tells the tale of a young woman, Eda, and her love, the...

Wind Peaks

Release Date: 29/07/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Wind Peaks is a puzzle game where you find hidden objects by clicking on objects. It's similar to the Where’s Wally books, but offers an ongoing narrative about children searching for treasure in a forest and campsite.

My Brother Rabbit

Release Date: 21/11/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

My Brother Rabbit is a hand-drawn hidden-object puzzle game about an ill sister. As her plight is told through water-colour animation, you play her brother's rabbit and unfold a parallel story in a fantasy world.

Grace's Diary

Release Date: 09/08/2016

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and Web

Grace's Diary is a role playing game where you play, Grace, who is concerned about her friend Natalie who's behaviour has changed since she started dating her current boyfriend. By experiencing the conversations first hand and making notes in your...

Myst

Release Date: 01/01/1983

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Mac, PC, PSP, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Myst is a classic video game graphic adventure. Published in 1983, and selling over six million copies, it pre-dates many modern adventure games and created a new genre for gaming. Exploring by clicking in the world to move, you use a special book to...

Frequency Missing

Release Date: 07/11/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

This is a point and click adventure. You play young radio reporter Patricia who has just started her first job at a radio station. However, strange things are happening. Richard, her friend who got her the job has vanished and someone is tampering with...

Fête de Famille

Release Date: 01/09/2022

Platforms: Android and iOS

Fete de Famille (Family Gathering) is a text adventure about families. About what happens when families get together. It's an acid portrait of a contemporary French family that asks why, how and what are the bonds that tie them together.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Release Date: 22/08/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a puzzle game where you play a milkmaid, Ruth in a remote farm, who is kidnapped by a spaceship. It sounds strange, but what unfolds is a story about boredom, parental expectation and the desire for change.

Fate of Kai

Release Date: 19/03/2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Fate of Kai is a narrative puzzle game where you control the story rather than the characters. You discover Kai's story by walking through the panels of a comic book. It's a tale about a boy who wakes in a strange land handcuffed to a mysterious chest....

Under Leaves

Release Date: 27/04/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Under Leaves is a puzzle game where you search for colour-filled hidden objects in scenes made of flora and fauna. Each one is a hand-drawn watercolour illustrations and accompanied with a soothing soundscape. It's a game about observation and attention...

Dropsy

Release Date: 10/09/2015

Platforms: Mac and PC

Dropsy is an adventure video game where you move around and interact with the world by simply clicking. You play a clown called Dropsy in a surreal world. As you explore and interact with the environment, solve puzzles, and talk to characters you learn...

Ever Seen A Cat?

Release Date: 18/01/2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Ever Seen a Cat is a hidden object puzzle game where you are trying to spot monochrome cats in different scenes. It's simple enough for players of any age to enjoy it, but has some randomisation of the levels so you need to play multiple times to get...

Kitty Q

Release Date: 08/10/2021

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Kitty Q A Quantum Adventure is an escape-room where you use outside-the-box thinking to solve puzzles in an odd world with quantum physics themes. It's unusual not only because the puzzles are approachable and visual appealing but because they each...

Lair Of The Clockwork God

Release Date: 21/02/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Lair Of The Clockwork God is an adventure played with two characters from different game genres. Ben is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan, one foot stuck in the 90s. Dan is younger, running and jumping platform character, he's hip, he's...

Return to Monkey Island

Release Date: 19/09/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Return to Monkey Island is a point-and-click pirate adventure where you complete puzzles, meet the other pirates and explore the tropical island and high seas on your path to fortune and glory. As a continuation of the [link to...

Thirsty Suitors

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Thirsty Suitors is a role play game where you play Jala, back in your home town of Timber Hills to confront mistakes, make up with exes and reconcile cultural differences with your parents. You talk to your family and old friends, take on turn-based...

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?

Release Date: 18/03/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? is a murder mystery game with footage of real actors. Your family meets to play a board game on zoom, but before you start you discover someone has poisoned Uncle Marcus. You have to both play the quiz and glean...

Lost In Play

Release Date: 10/08/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Lost In Play is a feel-good adventure about a brother and sister exploring their dreams. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must solve puzzles to journey back home. It's a point-and-click adventure inspired in style by Gravity Falls, Hilda, and...

Scrap Riders

Release Date: 30/11/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Scrap Riders is an unusual mix of point-and-click adventure and brawling game where you play Rast, an outlaw biker making his way through the wastelands. You play as a smuggler, by taking on fights with various enemies. But also you need to talk to...

Unwording

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Unwording is a narrative puzzle where you play Tom who is struggling with depression. You move around and look at different objects in the world. In them you see words made of blocks that you rearrange into other (often darker) words.

Where is Cat?

Release Date: 15/09/2015, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Where is Cat? is a collection of three hide-and-seek style puzzle games where you find various items scattered throughout the pictures. Each place you look for items in is hand-drawn by children, and the items are often difficult to find without a close...

1 Board Game Alternative to Behind the Frame

This is our hand-picked alternative to Behind the Frame. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

10 Video Games Like Behind the Frame Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Behind the Frame. This includes games from the Puzzle, Narrative and Point-and-Click genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

14 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Behind the Frame

If you like the sound of Behind the Frame but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Behind the Frame Accessibility Report.
 

Behind the Frame is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Behind the Frame in the following lists:

Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

While many games include characters to interact with, some are specifically designed to make relationships a central element. Whether this is during the rounds of a puzzle game amidst a zombie outbreak or as we race cars around a circuit, they can offer a unique way to think deeply about how we relate to each other and to the games people play.

In contrast to films or books, characters and relationships in video games need to be discovered by the player. Some of my favourite relational moments in games happen amidst other action. Often these other actions – whether shooting, puzzle-solving, or fetching and carrying – serve to underline the difficult, awkward and snatched nature of interpersonal interactions.
 

Commit No Violence

While a significant portion of video games focus on combat and competition, these titles offer a less aggressive way to progress and win. None of these games enable or require the player to cause harm to another living thing -- even Mario's merciless campaign to stomp on every Goomba he meets bars him from this list. Or then there's catching and selling fish in Animal Crossing that rule that one out.

Many of them are aimed at children and families, but you'll be surprised how many explore deeper, more mature themes in their narratives, or require just as much skill as a fast-paced first-person shooter. This means there's plenty of offer for parents who might lack the reflexes (or interest) to survive a round of Fortnite.

We've focused on the games you might not expect to be played non-violently here, but you can find the full list at Non-Violent Games Of the Day curated by James Batchelor.
 

Get Children Painting

Video games often create spaces like beautiful paintings. Designers and artists spend years crafting worlds that invite us to interact with realistic or stylised brushstrokes. The games in this list let the play take part in that painting process.

Some of the games here, like Okami or Concrete Genie, use painting as a way to solve puzzles to progress through the game. Other games in the list, like Splatoon, De Blob or Chicory, use painting as a way interact with the game world itself. Then there are games like The Unfinished Swan, that use painting as a way of revealing what is in front of you, giving the impression of limit faculties. Finally, there are games like Ete or Dordogne, that use painting in the game to express emotion.

Unlike the world of real painting, in video games anyone can create a masterpiece. The game Sloppy Forgeries, uses this idea as its main mechanic. You are presented with a classic painting and given a limited time to race other players to recreate it. In amongst the frantic silliness is something lovely. The usual barriers to creativity fall, as we all get stuck in and have a go. Another notable game is If Found where you are erasing your drawings and paintings in a powerful way that aligns with a narrative of rediscovered identity.
 

Missing Neighbours? No Worries, These Games Still Get A Brew On

With the final episode of Neighbours signalling the end of road for the soap opera many of us grew up with, you are likely missing the healing properties of a good cuppa. Whatever life threw at the residents of Ramsay Street, nothing was too traumatic not to be soothed with a good strong cup of tea.

These games fill that void by letting you brew your own beverages for all sorts of reasons. They are refreshing, anti-oxidising and a chance to catch up on the local gossip. Whether it's tea, coffee, beer or even wine you are serving up, they let you get away to a happy place of fantasy and escape -- just like that good old soap.
 

Hope Through Play

Games that embed a sense of hope by playing them. Sometimes a hopeful story, sometimes a hopeful interaction, and sometimes just an uplifting aesthetic to spend time in. These are games that leave you with an uplifted spirit, maybe not immediately (like Horizon Zero Dawn) but by the time you have finished them.

There is something innocent and childlike in play, and video games each have a slice of that in different ways. Sometimes simple and sometimes complex, games can help us return to the hope we had as children, or call us on to the wisdom and perspective of older years.
 

Ease Loneliness With Intergenerational Games

There are many reasons, stages of life and circumstances that can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Being unable to be in the same place as loved ones. Not understanding the modern world. Barriers of mobility or impairments. Social anxiety and other mental health issues.

Video games are one way that we can reconnect with each other, without needing to be in the same place. Finding games to play online with grandparents and carers is not only a good way to keep in touch but a lot of fun.

The games on this page are part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters Loneliness campaign, to help protect and improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing. There are lots of practical tips and advice on the Every Mind Matters website. It's part of National Loneliness Awareness Week, aims to reduce feelings of isolation by getting people to talk with friends or family safely online.

All the games have been select to be easy to play for new gamers and many of them have been used in a broad range of cultural settings, being incorporated into Cathedral services, arts festivals, well-being retreats and educational contexts.
 

Come To Terms With Ageing

In a culture that holds up youth as an ideal rather than a stage of life, it can be hard to embrace our ageing lives, bodies and dreams. The games in this list offer a chance to step into the shoes of older protagonists as well as spend time with people coming to terms with the ticking clock themselves.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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