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Mixtvision, the publisher behind the contemplative FAR: Lone Sails, has announced its partnership with student start-up kaleidoscube to publisher their game in 2021 on PC and consoles. A Juggler's Tale is a poetic side-scrolling adventure that features a story of hope and empowerment in which Abby, a marionette, tries to find her way to freedom. More details, trailer and screens inside.



A story of hope and empowerment coming 2021: Mixtvision publishes IGF-nominee A Juggler’s Tale by kaleidoscube

The poetic 3D side-scrolling adventure about Abby the marionette who tries to find her way to freedom will be released for PC and consoles in 2021.


Munich, Germany - March 12th 2020 - Publisher Mixtvision has partnered with student start-up kaleidoscube to release their debut game A Juggler’s Tale in 2021. The targeted release platforms are PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. The game’s Steam page and an announcement trailer are live now.

The hope-inspiring 3D side scrolling adventure puts players in the shoes of Abby the string puppet, a talented artiste held captive at a circus. Longing for freedom, Abby flees from captivity, but soon has to realize that her fate isn’t completely in her own hands. Will she be able to take control of her destiny and make a difference with all the strings attached?

The game brings unique mechanics to the table: Set in a marionette theater, the acting characters are literally attached to the puppet master and narrator named Jack. Their bond is visible and tangible in the shape of strings: These strings prevent characters from walking beneath obstacles, for example, but they also offer a kind of safety: falling into a gaping abyss while hanging on strings is equally impossible. A Juggler’s Tale explores the string puppets’ relationship to the narrator, while making clever use of the underlying puppet play principles in its puzzles.

“We are extremely happy to be able to add another high-quality and meaningful title like ‘A Juggler’s Tale’ to our portfolio, and we look forward to working closely with the team of kaleidoscube. We believe the game has what it takes to become another indie hit”, said Benjamin Feld, Director of Games Publishing at Mixtvision.

“For us as a student-founded startup, working with a publisher like Mixtvision on our game is a dream come true. Their way of thinking about storydriven games fits perfectly with our vision and we really look forward to the upcoming months”, said Dominik Schön, Managing Director of the newly founded game studio kaleidoscube.

A Juggler’s Tale’s world of grim beauty already attracted favorable attention at events like Gamescom or AdventureX and received numerous awards like the Game Connection Europe “Grand Award” 2019 and the German Computer Game Award "Best Newcomer Prototype" 2019. The game by German studio kaleidoscube is one of the finalists at the 2020 Independent Games Festival awards for Best Student Game.

Key Features:

• fascinating puzzles using the unique string puppet gameplay mechanics
• an intense story of hope and empowerment
• a unique, visually impressive game environment that blurs the boundary between puppet theater and “reality”
• a beautiful and grim fairy tale world

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  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
  • Mixtvision publishes new indie gem A Juggler's Tale - 7 screenshots
capnkimo
capnkimo
Commented on 2020-03-12 17:42:30
nice art design.
gotta finish FAR: Lone Sails
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