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 - Press kit


Title: Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale
Developer: GrimTalin
Publisher: GrimTalin
Release dates:
  • Xbox One - May 28th 2021
  • Nintendo Switch™ - May 28th 2021
  • Steam - May 28th 2021
  • Xbox One - Microsoft Store
  • Nintendo Switch™ - Nintendo eShop
  • Windows PC - Steam


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. Solve intuitive puzzles, collect feathers, gems and coins, discover new mechanics as you progress and enjoy the unique themes each chapter unlocks.


  • 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



Marketing materials

About GrimTalin

GrimTalin is a one man indie game studio consisting of me and the little voices in my head. My name is Catalin Marcu. After working 10 years at Mobility Games, creating a plethora of mobile games and apps in partnership with various clients around the globe, I decided to go indie and create quirky little games for the world to enjoy.

My first indie game, The Adventures of Elena Temple is available on Steam, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. It was recently updated to the Definitive Edition, which added more content and gameplay options. GrimTalin has also published two other games for Nintendo Switch™: Cake Laboratory and Rollin' Eggz, both created by Square Heads Games.

I'm currently co-developing, publishing and porting Last Days of Lazarus, created in collaboration with Darkania Works, coming in 2022 on Steam first and later on next-gen consoles.

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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