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  • Summary: A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heelsA Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. "Ladies and Gentlemen! Come in, come in! In the mood for a story, are we?" Abby is an artiste held captive at a circus: She spends her days entertaining the audience and her nights in a cage, longing for freedom. One day, she escapes the circus and gets to explore a mystical world. Alas, freedom comes at a cost and Abby soon finds herself dragged into the dangers this world has to offer: In a war-torn, medieval fairy tale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda, Abby has to cross raging rivers, make it through bandit camps and around traps. Her adventure is always accompanied by the lyrical rhymes of puppet master Jack, who tells her story while holding the strings of his puppets firmly in his ever-helpful hands. Who can Abby trust? Can she find a way to truly break free? Despite dangling from her threads, will Abby learn that she can still influence her destiny? "Abby, Abby... Don't you see, the threads holding you up – also hold you back." Expand
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  1. Nov 8, 2021
    90
    A Juggler’s Tale lasts only a precious few hours, but it manages to pack in an inspired, captivating puzzle-platforming experience with engaging gameplay, a smart and poignant story, and a jaw-droppingly beautiful aesthetic.
  2. Oct 1, 2021
    80
    A Juggler’s Tale is a short, classic storybook side-scroller that asks players if they’d prefer to let fate choose for them or to choose their own destiny. Featuring delightful mechanics set against a dark fantasy world, A Juggler’s Tale will instantly remind fans of the seventh gen era of classics like LittleBigPlanet or Puppeteer in the best possible way. If a twisted fairytale with unique mechanics, captivating aesthetics, and a fantastic story sounds thrilling, don’t sleep on A Juggler’s Tale.
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    70
    Short but sweet is the best way to describe this beautiful 2D puzzle adventure that gives you a fun movielike experience. Besides that, the game is very short and simple, so keep it in mind if that isn't your cup of tea.
  4. Sep 29, 2021
    65
    A Juggler's Tale drops the ball some with its game design, but puts on a worthwhile show due to its presentation and story.
  5. Dec 31, 2021
    65
    Without showing any great singularity, A Juggler's Tale stands out with a beautiful atmosphere, a few nicely sketched sets and a handful of well-thought-out puzzles. But the lack of comfort felt during the crossing lacks an experience that is a bit too short and generic to really score. With better handling and some additional originalities, the game could have been a real success. Pity.
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  1. Sep 30, 2021
    8
    An excellent game. Amazing graphic and music. The narrator is wonderful, and I love the whole atmosphere of this game. Only critics: TheAn excellent game. Amazing graphic and music. The narrator is wonderful, and I love the whole atmosphere of this game. Only critics: The puzzles are way too easy, and it feels like, they are just there to have a bit of gameplay, and it's really, really short. With a "normal" play style, you'll be through in about 1-1.5 hours. I played it really slow and repeated levels to get to 100% and all achievements, and it all took me 2.5h. That's the reason I only give 8 points. For their first game, the developers did a fantastic job and I would love to see more in the future. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2021
    7
    A juggler’s Tale
    Cute and creepy
    a jugglers tale is an hr and a half long puzzle platformer, very simple environmental puzzle platformer,
    A juggler’s Tale
    Cute and creepy
    a jugglers tale is an hr and a half long puzzle platformer, very simple environmental puzzle platformer, trust me I get it, Im over puzzle platformers too, but A Juggler’s tale is extremely casual.. her eyou play as a puppet, there is a narroator narrating every move, the game is absolutely beautiful at times, but you start off by escaping the circus, youre tired of juggling and dealing with a bear every day… you flee, and the circus is on the hunt… so you have to sneak past guards, and around obstacles as much like unravel for example, you have to deal with your puppet strings not allowing you to just simple climb under stuff… puzzle wise like I said earlier its very casual, youll most just be grabbing, pulling, and throwing.. for example one puzzle section has you delivering a flame through a rain storm, one will have you trying to use a cart to sneak past guards, ,very similar to the likes of a little nightamres game.. and I really enjoyed this game.. though it does have its moments of annoyance.. the game tries its best with visual language, wraping a red string around things you can grab, but sometimes tis isn’t always the case, or the item is just so small, that oyu don’t think of grabbing it such as the moment you see on screen here.. this moment also annoyed me and broke the immersion because while trying to figure this puzzle out, as I would try to out smart and menuver the enemy, it would just snap and grab me, restarting the puzzle.. taking me out of the game and into the real world reminding me hey youre playing a video game and this isn’t how you beat this part.. and an annoying running section that youll have to try over and over until you get lucky, I really have no idea what I did different any of the times playing this one, its just one time the game let me move on, the others I got caught.. no faster route.. nothing, just got lucky being a fraction of a second faster..
    A Juggler’s Tale is creepy, not as creepy as little nightmares but theres a splash of spook here just in time for October
    I give A Juggler’s Tale
    a 7/10
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  3. Nov 15, 2021
    6
    Mmmmm. I don't know but it's a good game I like the idea behind it. the story is pretty but too short the physics and mechanics are so stupid.Mmmmm. I don't know but it's a good game I like the idea behind it. the story is pretty but too short the physics and mechanics are so stupid. The music is good but didn't fit it. what I found so amusing is the narrator. overall it is so nice to try it you will never lose too much

    notice: the game price is a little high
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