Cirque de Zale

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Cirque de Zale is a AGS adventure/comedy game made by Australian Gamemaker Rebecca "Kinoko" Clements in 2004.

The game is made in size of 3.1 MB.

Plot

Alexander Zale is miserable man who makes his living in a circus by taking care of elephants and shoveling their dung. Fed up with the magician's insults, he fills his hat with elephant dung. The magician takes his revenge by casting a spell that sends Zale to an unknown dimension ruled by a card king. Zale decides never to go back and begins an adventure to start his own circus.

Reviews

  • JustAdventure.com – reviewed by Dimitris Manos and received B+ rating.
  • Adventure Europe – received 85% rating.
  • Freegames.cz – reviewed by Artman and received 84% rating.
  • Reloaded.org – reviewed by Wendy Maree and received 4.4/5 rating
  • GameHippo – received 7/10 rating.

Awards and nominations

The game was nominated to 6 categories in AGS Awards 2004 but didn’t win:

  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Dialogue writing
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Best Player Character (Alexander Zale)
  • Best Animation
  • Best Story