There have been few games I’ve been excited about before they were released, and this title is one of those I saw at gamescom 2020 and gamescom 2021, while watching the interesting developer’s talk during devcom digital 2021. Telling the fairy-tale of captive circuse artiste Abby who escapes from her prison and explores the dangerous world around her, narrator and puppet master Jack literally holds her life in his hands.
From the beautiful looks of it, this is as much a platformer and an adventure game that is heavily focused on storytelling. While deeply rooted in fairy-tales, its medieval setting also offers a glimpse into human misery in the form of poverty and oppression. As Abby’s controls are limited by the puppet strings, which is also true for all the other characters, it’s certainly a game that plays and looks unlike any other.
The game is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch with a 10% launch discount that lasts until October 6, 2021, at 4 PM UTC. There’s also a collector’s edition which includes the digital artbook.
Buy the game for PS4/PS5 on
the PSN store
Buy the game for Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S on
the Xbox store
Buy the game for Nintendo Switch on
the Nintendo eShop