Take control of the famous tale characters, Hansel and Gretel, in this single-player 3rd-person narrative-adventure-puzzle game that blurs the line between video games and stop-motion-animated films.
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Why Early Access?

“Early access will provide us a great way to develop alongside player feedback. This is our studio's first commercial title and we will be using the revenue generated from early access to fund continuing development such as polish on puzzles and on visuals.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early access is planned to end at end of 2023, once we completed all the visual aspect and have completed all gameplay/puzzle elements.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have more collectibles, more puzzles and more fleshed out cosmetics.
We'll be actively adding to the game during early access so some content may not be available right now that will be in the final game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is feature complete, but will be missing some puzles and narrative elements not to spoil the story.
The game is fully functional and is only missing some smaller pieces of content such as puzzles, cosmetics and some narrative elements so as to not spoil the story.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will remain the same for the final version of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are actively engaging our players on our social medias.
We will take suggestions and feedback seriously. We want players to feel they are part of our community and we will do what we can to keep them ingaged in the development of the game.”
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About This Game

Welcome to the land of Once a Tale!
After being abandoned in the forest by their parents, Hansel and Gretel will have to overcome many trials. Guide them on their adventure as they explore mysterious environments, overcome obstacles, and solve puzzles. Along your journey, you will come across many characters from other tales who will help you...or not! Discover all their secrets and the mysteries of Once a Tale. Will they manage to find their way back home?

A unique style with a handmade aesthetic
Everything you see in the game is handcrafted by humans out of carved wood, cardboard, and foam. Then we painstakingly scanned each puppet and prop using a first-of-its-kind photogrammetry process. By combining artisanal techniques that stop-motion cinema relies on and cutting-edge technology, you will experience an aesthetic that has never been seen in games before now.

A cinematic experience
Once a Tale game is a 3D game offering an original cinematic experience. You won’t need to worry about controlling cameras. Just like a movie, camera positioning is predefined to always display stunning visuals and shots.

Play two complementary characters
Control Hansel and Gretel simultaneously! Since they have specific abilities, you must alternate between the two to solve the puzzles.

A pleasant world for all
The game is devoid of violence, horror, or punishing moments. The game experience is accessible while focusing on discovery, exploration, and puzzle-solving. Instead of combat, the game features stealth moments where Hansel and Gretel will need to be resourceful and stealthy to get by!

Embark in a contemporary tale with a unique style inspired by stop-motion animated films. A fabulous world populated by characters from many different tales and puzzles is waiting to be explored!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: Windows10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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