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Escape from Ever After (previously called Flynt Buckler Wakes the Sleepy Castle) is an adventure about a cursed storybook and a grim version of classic characters. You are Flynt Buckler and must explore the world, collect items and defeat enemies to save your growing band of fairytale friends.

The Sleepy Castle is a place where classic bedtime story characters live together peacefully, until a powerful curse corrupted the castle’s storybooks, turning the tales topsy-turvy and unleashing distorted monsters. As Flynt Buckler, you need to dive into the cursed stories, correct the chaos and save the day.

To play you explore each of the storybook worlds to meet the colourful characters and uncover their secrets. Encounters with monsters are played out in turn-based battles, where move selection and timing are key.

As you progress you earn an assortment of items, badges, and partners that help with your battles and ensure you always have a trick up your sleeve for the next monster. One moment you’ll be fleeing Lovecraftian terrors while solving a noir murder mystery, and the next you’ll be up against villainous versions of the Three Little Pigs as they try to bulldoze a fairytale forest for their real estate developments.

The result is a beautifully playful game that not only subverts classic stories but offers a real challenge. Battles are lively, spoils are abundant, and surprises are around every corner in the sleepy castle.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Escape from Ever After 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Traversal game with Action, Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided younger players have a good attention to detail and are able to time attacks well they can enjoy this game. Although there is some running and jumping, the focus on adventure and turn-based encounters makes it less demanding that a pure platformer.


Escape from Ever After

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Action, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Sleepy Castle Dev (@SleepyCastleDev)

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