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Gustav’s Fairyland is a creative computer puzzle game which allows the player to create any storylines from single puzzle pieces which generate a complete fairytale in the end. The fairytale is narrated by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. The puzzle pieces will be played as videos, so the player can see the fairytale as complete movie.

Besides one feature is that the player can contribute custom single puzzle pieces and therefore add more variety to the game.

The game has been created by Tamino Dauth (Programming, Design) and Carsten Thomas (Organization, Recordings, Design) who have already filmed the movie „Fresher“ together. Besides a number of volunteers participated who let themselves be filmed and helped testing.

Gustav’s Fairyland can be played on Windows and Linux:

Windows (32 Bit): Download

Linux (RPM-Paket: Fedora, 64 Bit): Download

Linux (DEB-Paket: Debian, Ubuntu, 64 Bit): Download

Linux (Binary, 64 Bit): Download

Source Code: Download

Source Code on GitHub: Repository

More version can be found here.

On Linux Qt 5.6.2 is required. Since the version of Qt might be older on Ubuntu and Debian, errors might occur on starting the game. Qt 5.6.2 has to be installed from an external repository in this case. On Windows the Qt libraries are deployed with the game.

On Ubuntu the videos might not be played. In this case the following command „apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras“ might help. The game uses h264 videos which are played by the program gstreamer. Therefore the program gstreamer has to support this codec.

If you have any questions just send an e-mail to: gustavsfairyland@gmail.com



  • Randomly generated fairytales in form of videos.
  • Video clips of eight persons and fifteen acts.
  • Three different game modes and a creative mode to experiment.
  • Four different difficulties.
  • Ten bonus clips which can be unlocked.
  • High Scores.
  • Saving of fairytales.
  • A recording mode for custom video clips (momentan nur unter Linux verfügbar).
  • Multilanguage: German and English.
  • Music by Gustav Mahler.

Planned Features:

  • Working Android version.