Tales Across Time is a story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three different characters...
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Positive (17 reviews) - 94% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 18, 2016

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December 22, 2016

Winter Sale Deals + End of 2016 Message!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Winter Sale

It’s just three sleeps ‘till Christmas, so you know what that means – it’s time for the Steam Winter Sale!

To be honest, I’ve always found the timing of the Winter Sale so close to Christmas a bit strange; but there are some fantastic deals to be found! So while I heartily recommend spending this festive time with family and friends, there’s no harm in picking up some last minute Christmas presents...or early New Year's treats ;)

So what do I have in my bag of deals? Well, this Holiday Season my most recent game Tales Across Time is also participating in the sale, making an already cheap game even cheaper! At just $2.69 USD, you really can't beat that price (literally - take it from the guy who sets the price!) ;)

And that’s not all! My previous game 8-Bit Adventures is also participating in the sale at 60% off! That means you can own it for just $4 USD! You can also get the fantastic Remastered Soundtrack 30% off ($3.50 USD), or the Game + Soundtrack bundle 45% off (that’s only $6.60 USD)!


8-Bit Adventures 2

If you haven’t seen it yet, I also recommend checking out the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Teaser Trailer! Just click the image below:

And if you want to keep up with future 8-Bit Adventures 2 updates as they happen, please follow @CriticalGamesAU on Twitter!

End of 2016 Message

2016 has been a pretty difficult year for…well, everyone - and in quite a variety of ways. So to close out the year, I want to leave you with a quote from the great Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy. In a recent interview with Glixel, he said:

“I like making games that make you feel hopeful for the future, striving for a better tomorrow.”

While I can’t hold a candle to Mr Sakaguchi’s skill as a Game Designer, this statement encapsulates how I try to approach my own games. When you think about it, most RPG narratives can be described as hope and love overcoming cynicism and nihilism; and that’s a message I think we can all appreciate after the trials of 2016.

So I promise to do my best to provide a game which inspires a sense of fun, hope, and joy in 2017! Thank you so much for your support and I hope to see you next year =D

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December 14, 2016

8-Bit Adventures 2 Teaser Trailer Out Now!

The 8-Bit Adventures 2 Teaser Trailer is now live on Youtube! Discover an all-new RPG experience which mixes modern design with stunning 8-Bit visuals and retro music! Just click on the logo to watch the trailer:

If you can, please share it, Tweet it, Facebook it, Tumblr it - anything you can do to spread the word is sincerely appreciated! =D

Also check out the official site: http://www.criticalgames.com.au/8-bit-adventures-2.html

And follow @CriticalGamesAU on Twitter for more information: https://twitter.com/CriticalGamesAU

The trailer premièred on the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2016 Charity Stream on the 14th of December. They're raising money with a fantastic charity bundle, which also includes Tales Across Time (from the 17th of December), so I highly recommend checking it out!

Thank you very much for your patience and please let me know what you think! I hope everyone has a very Happy Holidays =D

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“A Warrior who thought he had nothing left. A Woman who had everything to look forward to. Finally a woman on the run with almost nothing left to give…the provided experience excels at telling a tale of mystery and wonder with a brilliantly designed battle and encounter systems.”
8/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

About This Game

Tales Across Time is a linear, story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three very different characters; each living centuries apart, but in the same location.

Each narrative presents a different experience. Explore a haunted, ancient ruin; help a young woman save her town and her love; face off with an unstoppable masked killer. Many tales have been told across time; will yours be able to transcend it?


  • Experience Three Gripping Tales, each set in a different time period.
  • Unique Turn-Based Battle System - built around resource management & one-on-one encounters.
  • Discover Engaging Characters and People with Personality.
  • Same Location, Different Environment - explore a familiar land, transformed by the passage of time.
  • Battle a Wide Variety of Monsters, which constantly change-up combat.
  • A Narrative-Focused Experience - keeps the story going and doesn’t waste your time (no grinding/filler).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows (XP or higher)
    • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in True Colour mode
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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