Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is a hidden-object game with a steampunk theme. After frequent earthquakes destroy many cities, Dr. Ambrose Ink, scientist and engineer, decides to investigate. He suspects a connection with the Barber Castle at Hochwald, inhabited by another engineer who commands a military force in the town. Dr. Ink calls out to his former pupil Evangeline Glass (the player), who must solve puzzles and find objects in order to figure out what is causing the disasters.