Review : Once a Tale explained to parents (preview)

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What parents need to know

Once a Tale is a narrative single-player game developed in Quebec.

In this game, you guide Hansel and Gretel as they explore the forest, solve puzzles and overcome all kinds of obstacles while looking for the way home. During their exploration, the two protagonists will interact with characters from various tales, who will help or hinder their quest. The player can alternate between Hansel and Gretel, with each character bringing specific abilities that are essential to progression.

Once a Tale is distinguished by its visual signature mixing stop-motion, puppets and 3D environment made by scanning objects made in person. It is a game focused on exploration, storytelling and puzzle solving. The absence of combat and horror elements is a choice of the developers, who instead encourage overcoming obstacles through stealth and creative problem solving.

This game was nominated for and won several Canadian awards for indie video games. He is still awaiting an assessment of the minimum age.


Release date: 31 March 2024
Developer: Carcajou Games, Triple Boris Inc., 2 Igloos
Publisher: 2 Igloos
Available on: Steam PC
Available format: Digital
Game genre: Adventure, narrative, solo
Themes covered: Narration, storytelling, stop-motion, animation, puzzles
Text languages: English, French,
Voice languages: English, French,

Number of local players: 1

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+