"For anyone who just wants to play a game chock-full of fun and unusual puzzles while exploring a charming and nostalgia-inducing environment, A Short Tale provides plenty of entertainment for a few hours" -AdventureGamers

It’s been years since I lost Ben, so long yet it doesn’t seem long enough. I never thought I’d return here, to where everything started. Where everything ended.

Something’s calling me back to his room though; a presence I have not felt since…


Play as Jason as he explores his brother’s room from a new perspective. After wishing to be small again, to feel closer to his younger brother, Jason finds himself in a strange new world filled with larger than life furniture, troublesome obstacles, and less-than-helpful occupants.


• In game camera so you can take photos of all the clues you find. Less back tracking!
• Surprisingly large* world to explore, filled with puzzles to solve.
• Beautiful soundtrack perfectly suited to this bizarre world.
• Auto-save feature, never lose your progress again!

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*pun fully intended, naturally.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

* Ratings are incredibly helpful for independent developers, we've now made it easier for you to leave them, whilst also making it easier for you to get in contact with us if you have an issue. Don't worry though, you can tell the popup to go away if you don't want to.
* We can now display simple popups to highlight new games we've released, and other special offers, don't worry though - they will be used very sparingly.
* Removed native popups and replaced them with more fitting ones.
* Photo Album button will now be automatically hidden when you don't have any photos.
* Updated HUD artwork.
* Removed Corona Analytics for full GDPR compliance.
* New Glitch Adventure splash screen.
* New Glitch eyeCon.
* Reduced default camera flash brightness.
* Fixed issue with credits.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

AyleaP ,

Devious, Delightful, and worth the patience needed!

I love Glitch Games, having played all the Forever Lost series. If you liked those, you'll love this one. It's a room escape game, but oh so devilishly devious and clever, with lots of puzzles, and lots of things to do and find. But it's also fun to spend so much time in such a bright, colorful room, with lovely relaxing music.

You must have patience, and you must THINK in order to solve this game! These are the kind of puzzles where you just can't figure something out, then the lightbulb goes on, and you slap your forehead, wondering how you could have missed such a simple solution! What a rush, when you finally figure something out.

I must say that this game is in my list of Top 5 adventure/escape games. And at such a reasonable price. Thank you, Glitch Games! More, please!!

silvarwyrm ,

Could be better

Most of the puzzles were quite decent, the camera feature is helpful (as in Forever Lost, a better title), and I wanted to like this one a bit better than I ended up doing.... but the super laggy navigation and laggy/clunky interactions are off-putting. This lagginess makes it harder to solve puzzles (eg if I navigated out of the conversation too early with the vacuum, it wouldn’t move like it was supposed to, which was annoying to figure out). It makes talking with the toys frustrating because I would click to go to the next bit of dialogue (I read very fast) and then it would accidentally skip stuff, or it would just plain take too long and make the interaction confusing (eg 8 ball). The laggy movement made me double or triple tap sometimes and it would jump me to an unexpected part of the room. For the price, the game length (short as advertised) plus laggy game play are unacceptable. (I’m running iPhone 6s+ and iOS 12.) Some of the puzzles were a bit fussy as well, although not quite so badly it was a deal breaker, but I wouldn’t have been as quick to consult a walkthrough if the navigation / interactions were smoother.

GD_Mac ,

Another triumph for Glitch Games

A Short Tale is the 6th Glitch Game that I have played, and it is one of their best. The puzzles were a nice balance between clever and fiendish, with a few being maybe a little too close to fiendish. (I am looking at you Magic 8 Ball!) I liked the change in tone from the darker elements of Forever Lost, as this game is one that I would let my younger kids try out. I also thought the smaller environment within one room was a nice change of pace as it meant that you did not have to travel far to investigate a new clue or to search for the next clue. Looking forward to more offerings from Glitch.


Glitch Games Ltd
461.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2019 Glitch Games Ltd


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