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Play OverviewPlay Overview

A Juggler's Tale (2020) is a running and jumping game where you guide Abby, a string puppet through a dangerous world where you need to solve puzzles and avoid traps. You move crates, pull levers, jump over hazards and try to outrun chasers.

A Juggler's Tale plays like a more cheerful and colourful version of Limbo. But rather than controlling the character, you play the storyteller and puppeteer. This means you must work not only to make jumps, but also negotiate things that snag or block the strings you use to control Abby.

Your task is to escape the circus where Abby was kept captive and then face the dangers of the outside world. The gameplay is accompanied by commentary of the narrator, highlighting her fears and troubles. Puzzles revolve around the connection between the storyteller and Abby. But more than this, it's a game about trust and the things that bind us together which both help and hinder.

Our examiner, Chris Boers, first checked A Juggler's Tale 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Traversal game with Action, Platform and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Mild Violence.

The game contains a horror aesthetic with dead puppet bodies dangling from nooses and being chased by monsters. Also includes language like "damn".

CostsCosts

A Juggler's Tale usually costs £11.99 to £12.99.
 

A Juggler's Tale

XBox Store Xbox One £12.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £12.99
Switch Store Switch £12.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/08/2020, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Action, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Kaleidos Cube (@KaleidosCube)


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