Presskit: Tick Tock: A Tale for Two





Other Tales Interactive

Release Date:

March 7th 2019


Mobile, PC, Tablet, Coming to Nintendo Switch


Press/Business Contact:

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two is a two-player adventure game inspired by escape rooms where players cooperate and become storytellers. Play together on two separate screens and read out loud to each other in order to solve puzzles.



Tick Tock: A Tale for Two was born as a thesis project at the IT University of Copenhagen in 2016 where Tanja Tankred and Mira Dorthé researched how to create a narrative for two. It was then selected for the Swedish incubator called Stugan ( where it started to walk. It spent its teenage years hanging out at conferences where it made many new friends. It was invited to prom at A Maze. Berlin 2017 where it was nominated for an award and not long after, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, was chosen as an official selection at IndieCade Europe, as well as being nominated for Most Creative Game at Play17 in Hamburg.

In 2018 the game got chosen for PAX10 at Pax West 2018, a selection of the best ten indie games of 2018 by 50 industry experts, and was also selected for the Leftfield Collection at EGX 2018, the UK's biggest game event. It got selected for the Indie Megabooth at GDC 2019, nominated for the International Mobile Gaming Awards at IMGA 2019 and nominated for the Innovation in Games Award at Ludicious, Zürich Game Festival. It won a Google Award for Most Inventive app in 2019. Most recently Tick Tock: A Tale for Two was nominated for two Nordic Game Awards, nominated for a BAFTA, and won two awards (Best Debut and Best Emergent Experience) in the Danish Game Awards in 2020.

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two is supported by the Danish Filminstitute - The Games Scheme.



Download all screenshots in a zip file here



Awards & Recognition

  • Winner of "Most Inventive" Google Play Award 2019.

  • Official Selection for the Indie Megabooth at GDC 2019.

  • Nominated for the International Mobile Gaming Awards at IMGA 2019.

  • Nominated for the Innovation in Games Award at Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival 2019

  • Official Selection for The Leftfield Collection at EGX 2018.

  • Official Selection for The PAX10 at PAX West 2018.

  • ​Nominated for the Most Creative Game Award at PLAY17 - Creative Gaming Festival 2017.

  • Official Selection at IndieCade Europe 2017.

  • Nominated for the Sensation Award at Nordic Game Conference 2017.

  • Nominated for an A Maze. Berlin Award 2017.

  • Selected for the European Game Showcase 2017.

  • Selected for Stugan 2016.



"Tick Tock: A Tale for Two is a fantastic, beautiful game that can bring you closer to your friends and loved ones in ways that other co-ops can only dream of." – Paula Thomas, Coin-Drop

"Tick Tock [is] a spooky multiplayer puzzle game with a brilliant hook - that the game is played simultaneously on two screens, with half of the clues on one and half on the other." – Tom Phillips, EUROGAMER

"Tick Tock: A Tale for Two is perhaps one of the most clever game ideas I’ve ever seen." – Jared Nelson, TouchArcade

"Tick Tock is a surreal mystery game where time is of the essence. [...] Two players must work together to solve puzzles and unravel a story about two sisters" – Stephanie Chan, VentureBeat

"Tick Tock: A Tale for Two is a stylish puzzler where you and a friend find yourselves trapped in two clockworlds" – Emily Sowden, Pocket Gamer


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Team and Collaborators

Mira Dorthé

Game Designer, Writer, Programmer and Co-founder

Tanja Lind Tankred

Game Designer, Writer, Artist and Co-founder

Troels Nygaard

Freelancer, Sound Designer

Andreas Schönau

Freelancer, Graphics Programmer and Animator

Sara Sofie Pihl

QA Game Tester, Web Editor