Archive for March, 2009

The PATH——Launch Trailer—– — – – - -

March 11th, 2009 by Auriea

and the official url:

A final view of The Path before we go

Tale of Tales publishes launch trailer of soon-to-be-released indie
horror game

Gent, Belgium, 11 March 2009

One more week and then The Path will be released. To ease the pain
and whet the appetite, Tale of Tales has released a video trailer
that clearly sets the tone for an unusual experience.

“At first we were going to make a traditional launch trailer.”
explain creators Auriea Harvey & Michael Samyn, “You know, a little
movie that explains the narrative premise of the game, shows some
gameplay and then serves some kind of challenge. And our first
sketches were just fine. But then we started cutting things up and
working with the recordings of [composer] Jarboe reading the
original fairy tale. The end result much more clearly reflects the
experience of the game: strange, disjointed and completely open for
interpretation while simultaneously feeling very comfortable and

Download the trailer from Fileplanet!
(requires registration)

Goodies! part 3

March 11th, 2009 by Auriea

A little box of these arrived during breakfast:

we plan on making them part of the “Deluxe Edition” and these USB sticks will come loaded with a copy of the game, videos (official trailers and behind the scenes work in progress clips), exclusive wallpapers, images and screenshots and whatever else we can think of to put on there that you might like to see/hear/interact with. AND when you’ve enjoyed it all there may still be space for you to put your own files on there… maybe.

like crickets red usb usb stick in situ the stick, the polaroid, the site..

tease #6 (last one!) – the greenhouse

March 10th, 2009 by Auriea

Goodies! part 2

March 10th, 2009 by Auriea

We’ve been to the printer this morning. I was anxious to see how the girls would print… and I wanted to document the work being made.

Edition of 200 posters. 1 meter tall. All 6 girls. I checked the color, signed off on the proof prints.
It was fun to see the girls printed so BIG! :D (If this goes well we may print the wolves too.)
click to see them bigger.

2009-03-03 at 11-27-47 2009-03-02 at 13-07-25 why i love our printer Rose 4 color plates the splendor of Carmen Carmen on the table our print master approves of her beauty. Robin on the table checking the color Another masterpiece, signed Auriea ;) inverted Rose Rose plates being loaded into the press oh, Rose

Goodies! part 1

March 6th, 2009 by Auriea

This is the first peek at what we will be selling through the Tale of Tales online store starting March 18th!
We received today the “polaroid” prints of all the girls and could not be more pleased! These are offset print on thick paper stock with a special gloss layer on the image area which gives them a rich color and the feel and appearance of a real polaroid photo. :D

My images here (taken in the excitement of opening the boxes!!) are running a bit dark actually but I promise to make better photos of everything at a later date. click the images to see them bigger

the box! pile of Ruby polaroids all 6 girls the glory of Rose all 6 and the back too Real polaroid vs. Fake polaroid

We are working with one of the best printers here in Belgium to make all of our printed materials the highest quality possible. We don’t make physical objects often but when we do we definitely want to make them as beautiful as we can… no killing trees without a good reason ;) we want you to keep these items and treasure them. More soon!

The Path, priced.

March 5th, 2009 by Auriea

We sent out a press release yesterday night about the price of The Path.
This was picked up by Joystiq so I’ll point you there, because I think this is the first time they cover our game, so its special. ;) (But also from the comments section you can see what we are up against. ;) )

So yes, The Path will be yours for $9.99! And we feel that is a fair price. If we were to charge what it was worth, each individual copy would be about $500, but we wouldn’t want to do that to you! So, we figured, let’s make this game affordable for everybody! Let’s remove cost as a barrier to trying this game out!

As said before it will be available on Steam and Direct2Drive but we’ll also be selling it right here through the Tale of Tales site where you can order it with… extra goodies! (And I’ll be telling you about those real soon!)

tease #5 – the corridor

March 5th, 2009 by Auriea


March 4th, 2009 by Michael

The Path has been uploaded to Direct2Drive and Steam. I guess that’s the equivalent of “going gold” for digitally distributed games. :)

It’s a sin, but…

March 1st, 2009 by Michael

Working on Sunday may be against the Third Commandment (or the Fourth depending on your local flavour of Christianity), but there’s something nice about it. It’s very quiet outside. Ghent sleeps on Sunday. And all the work we do seems like something extra, so there’s no pressure, everything we get done is good. At the same time we get zero emails that we need to respond to. So we can concentrate better.

Maybe in the future we should organize a project that we only work on on Sundays while we take the rest of the week off. ;)