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Tale of Tales releases new independent horror game

After two years of intense work, the small team of Tale of Tales releases its biggest project to date: a highly original artistic horror game, entitled The Path. As of 18 March 2009, 9 pm PST, The Path is available as digital download for 9.99 US Dollars from Direct2Drive, Steam and Tale of Tales’ own website.

“The title refers to the path to grandmother’s house in the story of Little Red Ridinghood that inspired our design,” directors Auriea Harvey (US) & Michael Samyn (BE) explain, “the path that you’re not supposed to stray from for fear of meeting the wolf. But it also has another meaning. While most videogame designs encourage you to achieve your goals quickly and efficiently, The Path allows you to focus entirely on what happens in between start and finish. Much like life, our game ends with death. But despite the gloomy and sometimes unsettling atmosphere, The Path contains a positive message: enjoy life to the fullest, no matter how short it may be!”

The Path is a new type of game. It originates from the rapidly emerging field of independent game production. Ambitious independent creators are trying to do the same thing with videogames, as film makers of the Nouvelle Vague have done for cinema. They explore the artistic potential of the medium and establish a new, unique language to express things that could not be expressed before. In other words: to create a new artistic medium for a new century.

Tale of Tales is an independent games studio located in Belgium and founded by Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn. The Path was created with the help of Jarboe (music), Kris Force (sound), Hans Zantman (technical art), Laura Raines Smith (character animations) and Marian Bantjes (logo and calligraphy). Production of The Path was supported by Creative Capital, the Flemish Authorities, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Design Flanders, CultuurInvest and Villanella.

For more information:
The Path story website:
The Path trailer website:

To purchase the game:
Tale of Tales company website:
Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s digital download channel:
Steam, Valve’s digital distribution platform:
The Mac version of the game, courtesy of TransGaming, will be digitally distributed through the GameTree Network as of late April:


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