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A Juggler's Tale Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: @boersc, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


A Juggler's Tale 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.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

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

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Kaleidos Cube (@KaleidosCube)


Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

Not yet rated, although likely to be PEGI 12+ and ESRB TEEN due to the horror aesthetic with dead puppet bodies dangling from nooses and being chased by monsters. Also includes language like "damn".


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our A Juggler's Tale Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@KaleidosCube) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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