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Gent, Belgium, 29 October 2010
Tale of Tales have bundled their three most successful -and controversial- videogames in a single downloadable package that you can purchase for any price you choose during the next five days, from now until All Souls Day: 2 November 2010. The Day of the Dead bundle consists of The Graveyard, The Path and Fatale (for Mac or PC). All proceeds go directly into the production of Tale of Tales' upcoming re-imagining of their unfinished first project, codenamed The Book of 8.
The Day of the Dead bundle can be purchased here: http://Tale-of-Tales.com/DoD
"It's ironic that Halloween has become such a joyful holiday," ponder Tale of Tales' directors Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn. "On the eve of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, humans try their best to forget their fear of death. But why? Death is a fascinating phenomenon that we have explored in the three videogames offered in the Day of the Dead bundle. We hope our games allow players a moment of silent contemplation, away from the cheap scares and the rubber monsters. We all know people who have died. We will all die ourselves. This is the time of year to remember that. As the days get shorter, and nature around us withers, let's be quiet for a little while, and connect to the darkness and the cold. Maybe we will find it's not so frightening after all."
The Graveyard is a very short game in which you play an old woman who visits a cemetery. One day she will visit and not leave. Maybe today is that day. The Path is a modern version of the ancient fairy tale of Little Red Ridinghood. The player guides six sisters through a dark forest where they will find their end. And in Fatale, you play John the Baptist who loses his head because he did not return the love of biblical princess Salome. You have one final night, to say your goodbyes.
More information about these three games can be found here:
Tale of Tales is an independent game development studio founded by Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn. The Graveyard, The Path and Fatale were made in close collaboration with Laura Raines Smith (animation), Gerry De Mol (music), Jarboe (music and voice acting), Kris Force (sound design) and Takayoshi Sato (character design and modeling). Tale of Tales seek to explore the potential of realtime media beyond the confines and conventions of formal game design. Their purpose is to at once deepen the content and meaning of videogames and widen their audience. Currently Tale of Tales are in the midst of prototyping two new projects. No release dates have been scheduled yet.