What's New

New Glitch splashscreen added plus other small fixes and improvements.

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App Description

"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.


* A first person point and click adventure game.
• Surprisingly large* world to explore, filled with puzzles to solve.
* Trademark Glitch humour and puzzles that will leave you screaming at us.
• Beautiful soundtrack perfectly suited to this bizarre world.
* The Glitch Camera to help you solve puzzles and keep track of clues.
* Lots of clues to find and puzzles to solve.
* Multiple packs with a variety of rooms to escape!
* In game camera so you can take photos of all the clues and rooms you find.
* Plenty of items to collect and fiendishly clever puzzles to solve!
* Loads of items to find and use!
* Clues to find and puzzles to solve!
* A full hint guide that keeps track of your accomplishments to make sure you never get stuck.
* Auto-save feature, never lose your progress again!

*pun fully intended, naturally.

Glitch Games is a tiny independent ‘studio’ from the UK.
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • February 19, 2016 Initial release
  • February 27, 2016 New version 1.0.2
  • June 14, 2019 New version 1.0.3
  • July 14, 2020 New version 1.0.4
  • October 27, 2020 New version 1.0.5
  • August 06, 2021 New version 1.0.6
  • August 15, 2022 New version 1.1