Cantaloop - Book 0

The Prequel


Cover: Cantaloop - Book 0: The Prequel


ca. 60 min.

Game Design:
Friedemann Findeisen
Kerstin 'noody' Buzelan & Johannes Lott
Graphic Design:
atelier198 (Klemens Franz)
Rules & Development:
Grzegorz Kobiela
Release Year:
1 booklet, 1 poster, 1 red foil and 24 cards
Choking Hazard

NOT A TOY! Choking hazard. Not suitable for children under three years.


Every story has a beginning...

The prequel print & play is a standalone short story in the Cantaloop universe. It lets you experience the story before Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison and how Hook ended up in such a situation. Additionally it already teaches you the basics (and some advance mechanics) you will need to play Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison.

You can choose from two different versions: the clear text version and the hidden text version. The latter is the original Cantaloop experience, where all the text you shouldn't see from the beginning is covered with colored scramble text. As a result you will need to use a red foil to read the text... aaaand your printer is probably going to request new color cartridges afterwards. Just saying .

We therefore also provide a clear text version, where you will neither need a red foil, nor that much of ink (even though you will still need quiet some). In this version all text is readable right from the beginning and you should try to not read anything by accident, as this would include potential spoilers.

Both versions can be found in the download section of this page!


Greetings from Cantaloop!
Greetings from Cantaloop!


Prequel Print & Play with clear text
Prequel Print & Play with hidden text (attention 200MB!)


OK, lets be honest: Is this just another escape room game?

No. While the game mechanics certainly could be used to create an escape room style game, "Cantaloop" is not doing this. The game is more like a classic "Point & Click" adventure, known from PC.

Why are there no rules to download?

"Cantaloop" is an interactive book and so are the rules. The introduction of the book teaches you all rules on the fly so that studying the rules is not necessary!