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Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale to relax Nintendo Switch owners from May 28th

GrimTalin have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch, and this one is for puzzle game fans. Introducing Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale, a relaxing puzzle featuring no less than 80 levels, lots of gameplay mechanics, and even a fully voice story told in rhyme. It will be released on May 28th in Europe and North America, and it’s now available for digital pre-order with a 10% off discount (9.99€ / $9.99).

Here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots for the game:

With 80 levels to solve in a set of relaxing ambiances, lots of mechanics to uncover as you progress and a fully voiced story told in rhyme, this one feels like more than your average puzzler.

“I wanted to make the kind of puzzle game that I feel would’ve been almost a AAA puzzle game back in the day, when the genre was still a major one in the industry.” explained Catalin Marcu, the game’s creator. “Now the grid based puzzle genre feels over-represented by games with 2D cartoony esthetics and a list of levels to scroll through. Not that there’s anything wrong with those, but I wanted to make something different. A puzzle game with 3D visuals, lush vegetation, lots of mechanics to figure out, a decent story to unravel and high production values overall – as high as I could as a solo indie developer.”

In Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale players can experience a beautiful colorful world as they solve intuitive puzzles and collect feathers, gems and coins. The story follows a brave princess striving for freedom and adventure when everyone around her tries to keep her in line with the status quo. Besides advancing the story, each of the game’s five chapters brings with it a new visual theme and unique puzzle mechanics.

One key aspect that not everyone enjoys about puzzle games is how often they can halt your progress when you get stuck on a level. Fortunately, in Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale, a very useful hint system will make sure that players will never get stuck for too long. As they try to find the solution for a level, the hints bar charges and once full, players can check out just a few steps or even the entire solution if they want. “It’s all in the name of having a relaxing experience” the developer said.

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 28th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: GrimTalin PR


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