The Collage Atlas is entirely hand-drawn, gorgeous, and on Apple Arcade now

The Collage Atlas Title Art
The Collage Atlas Title Art (Image credit: John William Evelyn)

What you need to know

  • The Collage Atlas is now available in Apple Arcade.
  • It's a first-person adventure game that is entirely hand-drawn.
  • It's more than a game – it's a storybook, of sorts.

The latest game to land on Apple Arcade is more than just a game. It's a storybook of sorts, and the entire thing is hand-drawn. The Collage Atlas is available for download from the App Store now.

Created by John William Evelyn, this game is a first-person adventure game but you might spend more time looking at it than playing it.

The Collage Atlas is an entirely hand-drawn, first-person adventure through a picture book dream world.Exploring themes of memory, agency, and hope. The game offers a delicately crafted narrative, and an absorbing, mindful experience in a world of branching paths and secret areas waiting to be discovered.Featuring intricate pen & ink artwork, drawn with 0.03mm pens, and a dreamy soundtrack - all created by John Evelyn.

The game took more than four years to complete and it's easy to see why. The level of work that must have gone into this game is clear to see.

Gamers can take The Collage Atlas in on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac and game controllers are supports as well. If you're looking for a game that won't raise your pulse for a change, this might be the calming, relaxing time we all need in 2020.

You can download The Collage Atlas from the App Store right now. It's free, so long as you're subscribed to Apple's $4.99 per month Apple Arcade service.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.