I hesitate to recommend Forgotton Anne (and yes, that’s the spelling) because it’s not so much a game as an interactive anime movie with some platforming elements and puzzles tossed in. There isn’t even a health bar and you can’t die. You shouldn’t let that dissuade you from experiencing this beautiful story, though, particularly if you’re an admirer of Studio Ghibli films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.
Anne is an “enforcer” in a realm that’s populated by the lost objects of our world, and those forgotten odds and ends are rising up in rebellion. The only real mark against Forgotton Anne’s tale is that some of the later platforming sections feel unnecessarily difficult. Forgotten Anne was also released for every other major gaming platform, but the iOS version has the massive advantage of being able to try it for free, with the option to unlock the full game for $9.99. (If you buy it from the
Mac App Store, for comparison, you’ll have to pay $17.99.) As a bonus, the iOS version also comes with unlockable concept art. (Editor’s note: Edited to clarify pricing.)