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The Amazing American Circus

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Klabater
Developer: Juggler Games
Release Date: May 20, 2021

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'The Amazing American Circus' (ALL) Delayed, Gets New Release Date, Beta Plans Detailed - Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2021 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT

The Amazing American Circus is a unique blend of a card game, tycoon, and an adventure game.

Your worst fear is the audience’s indifference. Your best weapon is a dazzling amusement. Your artists are your army. Behold, the circus came to town!

The Amazing American Circus tells a story of the most iconic entertainment in American history. The USA, during the Gilded Age, is a turbulent place. On the East Coast springs up a modern metropolis, while in the west, cowboys and robber barons fight for their business. The new era is coming, and this is the last right moment for the circus to flourish!

This is a place and time where you will have to write your own story and build a circus empire. You take the role of an impoverished owner of a traveling Circus. Through your personal and multithreaded story, The Amazing American Circus reveals mysteries behind a uniquely American form of entertainment, full of bizarre folklore, brutal crime, and social inequality as it depicts a story of a struggle between a newcomer and an industry giant - P.T. Barnum.

The United States was a new, developing country with settlers steadily pushing the American frontier… To reach their public at the time, showmen had little choice but to travel light and fast. You will visit legendary places and meet real historical characters being a part of the American circus heritage. You will plan your trip and adapt your artistic offer to different groups of spectators in a constant struggle to provide hard-working Americans with the entertainment they deserve! The Amazing American Circus is a classic ‘travel’ game. Emerge from the South West and reach the progressive North East while seeking fame, glory, and fortune.

Originally planned to launch on May 20th, The Amazing American Circus will hit PC and consoles on August 12, 2021 at 19.00 (USD / EUR) for the basic version and 29.99 (USD / EUR) for the Ringmaster's Edition containing, among others, country-folk OST and a set of digital extras, including a stunning cookbook and a lorebook.

On May 7 Klabater will start the initial beta testing phase of the game. The players who supported the game during the successful Kickstarter campaign will get to play first.

On May 20, the open beta tests will begin, which will be carried out with the help of the Steam Playtest mechanics where players will be able to test fragments of the first of the four regions available in the game.

"The decision to postpone the premiere to August is due to the commitment to the final quality and enjoyment of the game, and the additional time needed to properly certify the game on all console platforms." - says Michał Gembicki, Klabater’s Joint-CEO. - "We also want to give ourselves a bit more time to market the game and bring it closer to players through open playtests on Steam. We are committed to a transparent presentation of The Amazing American Circus. We are pleased with the quality of the game as it stands and believe that the best we can do in the coming weeks is just to let the gamers who follow the production play it."

Deliver a perfect show in a special card duel between you and the audience. Their boredom is your enemy, and your performances and tricks are the best weapons. Choose your cards wisely and try to figure out the mood of the crowd. What’s attractive in the deep South won’t necessarily work in the industrialized North!

As the traveling Circus owner, you desperately need to look for new troupe members while competing with other circuses. You will gather an exotic crew of strange individuals who will perform for you, but can you deliver the best shows around while traveling from coast to coast? And remember, you will not become a Circus giant with a bunch of few selected performers. You will continuously have to replace entertainers to make your show attractive for different audiences.

Unique story, love affairs, and hateful enemies, magnificent shows with challenging audiences and quests, all of this wrapped up in a writing style of the dime novels from the turn of the 20th century - that’s what The Amazing American Circus offers.

Key Features:

  • Become a circus legend! Save a run-down circus, assemble a troupe of performers and challenge the greatest showman on Earth: P.T. Barnum himself.
  • Recruit and train over 15 different types of circus artists
  • Take part in exciting battles in the circus arena using the beautifully illustrated collectible cards
  • Upgrade your circus caravan thanks to different types of wagons offering over 100 possible modifications
  • Meet both historical and fictional characters deeply embedded in American folklore, such as John D. Rockefeller, Susan B. Anthony, or Nikola Tesla
  • Immerse yourself in a story taking place during the turbulent era of the fading Wild West and enter the beautiful and dark world of Native American folklore and the immigrant populace
  • 60 minutes of a soundtrack inspired by country and folk music from different parts of the USA
  • 170 hand-illustrated cards
  • 15 types of circus artists, among them mimes, strongmen, and acrobats
  • 12 different circus wagons unlocking new skills and options
  • 16 different types of audience, whom you have to attract and entertain
  • Over 100 modifications and upgrade options for your circus caravan
  • 90 cities and towns to visit
  • 4 distinct geographical regions - travel across the American continent
  • 1 powerful opponent to defeat - the legendary P.T. Barnum
  • 1 but epic adventure akin to Buzz Luhrman’s musicals, Ennio Morricone’s westerns, and the classic road movies

The Amazing American Circus will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) on August 12, 2021.

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