It is being developed by Student Startup developer Kaleidoscube and published by Mixtvision. The story of the juggler It is described as a “hope-stimulating” game in which the string doll Abby is captured in the circus. After releasing herself, Abby realizes that her destiny is not in her hands.
The story of the juggler In 2019, it won the “Grand Award” of Game Connection Europe and the “Best Newcomer Prototype” of the Computer Game Award of Germany. He was also one of the finalists of the Best Student Game Awards at the 2020 Independent Games Festival.
The official outline is as follows.
This game brings a unique mechanic to the table. Set in the Marionette Theater, the acting character is literally attached to Jack, the puppet master and narrator. Their bond is visibly visible in the form of a string. For example, these laces prevent the character from walking under obstacles, but they also provide a kind of safety. It is also impossible to fall into the abyss with a gap while hanging on a string. Juggler’s Tale explores the relationship between string puppets and narrators, skillfully using the principles of puppet play that underlie puzzles.
The main functions are as follows.
- A fascinating puzzle with a unique string puppet gameplay mechanism.
- An intense story of hope and empowerment.
- A unique and visually impressive game environment that blurs the line between puppet shows and “reality.”
- A beautiful and harsh fairy tale world.
See the trailer below.