Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale is a relaxing puzzle game with colorful visuals, beautiful music and a fully voiced modern fairy tale told in rhyme. Solve intuitive puzzles, collect feathers, gems and coins, discover new mechanics as you progress and enjoy the unique themes each chapter unlocks.

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale is a relaxing puzzle game combined with a modern fairy tale told in rhyme. Experience a beautiful colorful world and follow the story of a brave princess striving for freedom and adventure when everyone around her tries to keep her in line with the status quo.

A world of puzzles to discover

Solve intuitive puzzles, collect feathers to reveal the story, gems to unlock new levels and coins to customize how the ball you're playing with looks. Discover new mechanics as you progress in a campaign consisting of 80 levels plus 30 variations. Each new chapter brings with it a new visual theme for both the play areas and the menu environment, in addition to new music tracks. Experience beautiful settings including windy summer forests, barren deserts, mountain forests at night and town squares.


  • 80 puzzles plus 30 variations, grouped in themed chapters
  • Discover a fully voiced modern fairy tale told in rhyme
  • Each new chapter adds unique game mechanics, visuals and music
  • Unlockable skins to change the look of the ball
  • Beautiful environments and relaxing music
  • Integrated optional hints system to ensure you never get stuck for long
  • Track the progress of your achievements in-game
  • Content Update 1.1 added 16 new challenge levels, 13 achievements and many quality of life improvements

How you play

Choose which direction to roll the ball in, then watch it go until it hits an obstacle, like a wooden crate or stone walls. Some game elements change the ball's path, like the diagonal signs. Some elements react to being hit by the ball, like the statues, which light up - when all statues in the level are lit, they reveal hidden coins. Try to interact with everything to figure out how they work!

In story levels, the goal is to collect all the feathers before your run out of moves. Each collected feather reveals another bit of the story. In coins levels, the goal is to collect all coins and depending on how many moves you make, you're awarded up to three gems. If you ever get stuck on a level, you can use the optional hints system, once the hints bar is charged. You can be shown as many moves as you'd like - maybe a couple to get you started or even the whole solution.

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale released with a campaign consisting of 5 chapters. Each chapter has 6 story levels and 10 coins levels. In addition, story levels, once finished, can be replayed in a coins variant, allowing you to earn coins and gems for them too. Finishing a level unlocks all levels directly linked to it. You can listen to the unlocked story so far and replay story levels using the story book.

Besides showing your puzzle solving skills, gems are also used to unlock new chapters. As for coins, you'll be able to spend those on skins to customize how the rolling ball looks. And if you want an extra bit of challenge, there are a bunch of feats of wisdom to complete. More commonly known as achievements, you can track their progress in the game.

Available now!

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale can be played on Xbox, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. Content Update 1.1 added new challenge levels, achievements, quality of life improvements and more. Give @GrimTalin a follow on twitter to stay up to date with the lastest news about Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale and other GrimTalin games.

Press reviews

  • Hey Poor Player - "an accessible, inviting puzzler with a wonderful variety of mechanics that will absolutely test your puzzling skills. It’s a no-brainer for puzzle aficionados"
  • Xbox Tavern - "a must play for those who are into directional puzzle games. [...] The developers really put love and effort into the project and it shows. An excellent Indie title"
  • Video Chums - "between its varied puzzle mechanics, intuitive gameplay, and unique story presentation, Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale is a top-notch puzzler"
  • The Xbox Hub - "takes a simple enough puzzle mechanic that anyone can grasp and snowballs it into a proper tough challenge by adding fresh mechanics in regularly. [...] if you’re after a puzzler then this is one adventure to consider wholeheartedly"
  • Ladies Gamers - "a good variety of mechanics placed into the game to keep it fresh and interesting as you play. [...] Visually Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale is lovely, a mixture of bright colours and muted shades"
  • Movies Games and Tech - "ticks all the boxes for a logic-based puzzle game, and adds a great theme for good measure. I adored my time in this fairy tale world and enjoyed how the story unfolded"
  • Life Is Xbox - "a relaxing and cute puzzle game [...] A voiced story will charm you with rhythmic dialogue and the friendly hint system doesn’t make Long Ago frustrating or too challenging"
  • Miketendo64 - "one of those games that can get easily overlooked but it really shouldn’t. It is an underrated indie gem that makes for an ideal coffee break pastime"

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