Ever watch The Greatest Showman and thought to yourself, ‘I could be a MUCH better circus ringmaster than Wolverine’? Well, you’re in luck – the teams at Klabater and Juggler Games are bringing The Amazing American Circus to PC and consoles in 2021. Blending together unique card-based mechanics with adventuring gameplay, it sees you building a circus troupe, leading them across America, and even tackling P. T. Barnum himself to prove that you are, in fact, the greatest showman.
Check out a teaser trailer for the game below:
The Amazing American Circus tells the story of the most iconic entertainment in American history. The USA, during the Gilded Age, is a turbulent place with serious social problems and rapid economic growth with railroads and industrialization leading the way. On the East Coast, a modern metropolis springs up, while in the west, cowboys and robber barons and farmers battle for a piece of the new American dream… A new era is coming, and it may be the right moment for a traveling circus to flourish.
“The Amazing American Circus blends our unique artistic vision with meticulous gameplay design,” said Łukasz Janczuk from Juggler Games. “My Memory of Us was an important story of two kids escaping an oppressive system through varied logical puzzles. With The Amazing American Circus we want to offer an exotic world of pioneer entertainers, alongside a challenging card game and enjoyable management system.”
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.
Deliver a perfect show in a special card duel between you and the audience. Boredom is your enemy, and your performances and tricks are your best weapons. Choose your cards wisely and try to figure out the mood of the crowd. As a traveling Circus owner, you need to look for new troupe members. During your travels, you will try to gather an exotic crew of performers, but can you deliver the best shows, win the audience’s approval, or will you fail?
A unique story filled with love affairs, hateful enemies, and magnificent shows with challenging audiences and quests, all of this wrapped up in a writing style that resembles the dime novels from the turn of the 20th century – that’s what The Amazing American Circus offers.
You can check out a gallery of screenshots for the game down below:
The Amazing American Circus is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021, with details of next-gen versions due to be announced. Find out more on the official website through this link.