A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

A Cairn Tale is a contemplative adventure game which invites you to overcome your vulnerabilities at the heart of the Mountain.

You play as Kar, a small being hindered by a stone shell. Learn to master their Gleam and help them to get rid of their burden on the cairns* that mark out their path… Face the elements through platforming, puzzle and infiltration phases.

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary ascent to the summit!

  *a small pile of stones used to guide travelers in the mountains

A Cairn Tale's final version is currently in development. Only the 2019 prototype is available here for now, in french only. You can find us on Twitter @a_cairn_tale for updates! 

A game by Pebbles: Mathieu GrondinFlorine QuachLouis LagacheRobinson LacotteRémy Bonté-DuvalGrégoire Melin

Install instructions

For MacOS, works only on Mojave +


ACairnTale_Prototype2019_Win.zip 319 MB
ACairnTale_Prototype2019_Mac.zip 240 MB

Development log


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Spoiler : j'ai aimé <3 

Merci beaucoup ! :)


For me one of the best indie projects in the last time ! Good work !

- very good ambience and moving mechanic
- good balance of gameplay mechanic (not too easy / not too hard)
- great narrator voice and music

my suggestions:
- english subtitles - i dont't speak french ;)
- quick reset to checkpoint

Thank you for your feedback ! Stay tuned for the english translation and for the upcoming updates.

my pleasure :) greets


Hey this looks cool but I'll hold out for an English translation. I've followed you guys so just post if it happens!


Hello @electricshrock and thanks a lot for your interest ! We are working on an english translation. We will post it as soon as possible ! Stay tuned !


Thanks a lot Dev for this Awesome game....Gameplay and Graphics are really nice. 5/5


Thank you for your message and your video @Gamers nation !