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The Path USB is back in stock!

January 28th, 2011 by Auriea

The very popular USB stick edition of The Path is back in stock featuring Ruby, by popular demand.

There are only 50 45 left, so don’t miss out!

See the USB Edition product page at the TALE OF TALES store for details of what you get when you order.

postmortem

March 19th, 2010 by Auriea

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The “making of” tale of The Path has begun. ;) We begin with a timeline. you can read it here.

The Path released in Russian

December 12th, 2009 by Michael

The Path, published by 1C in Russian speaking countries Today Russia’s biggest games publisher 1C has released the Russian version of The Path -or Тропа- in stores in Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as online.

This is the second retail release of a Tale of Tales (the first one being the Polish translation by Topware, currently available as a special signed edition from our store.

11.12.2009 | «Тропа. Страшная сказка»: короткая игра ужасов

Поступил в продажу уникальный арт-проект бельгийской студии Tale of Tales «Тропа. Страшная сказка» (оригинальное название — The Path). В отечественном издании этот необычный квест представлен на русском языке.

В цифровом магазине online.1c.ru можно приобрести электронную версию игры.

«Короткая игра ужасов» — именно так «Тропа. Страшная сказка» определяется своими авторами — создана по мотивам сказки «Красная Шапочка». Разработчики проекта рассматривают свое произведение, прежде всего, как опыт поиска, открытия, самоанализа, погружение в глубины подсознания, где скрыты сокровенные страхи и желания человека, а посему призывают играющего приготовиться к неторопливому действию. Выбор одной из шести девочек-героинь разного возраста с абсолютно разными характерами определит, в каком ключе будет развиваться хорошо знакомая история.

Взаимодействие с каждым объектом в виртуальном лесу является частью повествования. Здесь нет монстров, с которыми надо сражаться, заданий на скорость реакции или же сложных головоломок, решение которых позволяет продвигаться по сюжетной ветке, зато существует множество поводов включить собственное воображение и стать полноправным соавтором разворачивающегося действа — странного, тревожного и невероятно грустного.

Тропа: Russian The Path GOLD!

November 20th, 2009 by Michael

The Path in Russian

Our second retail release has just achieved Gold Master status. So soon, thanks to the lovely people at 1C, a Russian version of The Path will be available in stores in Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Edit: Release date is 11 December!

The Path has been out 144 days

August 10th, 2009 by Michael

144 Days ago, The Path was released. Below is a graph of its sales.

The Path sales 144 days

The red line is PC sales from our own site, the blue line is Mac sales from our own site and the green line is sales on Steam.
The incredible spike on the right is last weekend’s “Top Indie Games” bundle. And even if our cut in those sales is a lot smaller, it’s still an amazing anniversary gift! :)

Packing things up…

May 14th, 2009 by Auriea

I spent today working on all the orders we’ve received through the store, and I’m still not done. That’s a lot of orders! Thank you to everyone who purchaced something in the last week!

The biggest job has been deciding what to do with the Mac USB Edition…. because I wanted to make it look *special* when you open the disk and see all the files. Just window dressing and file selection, but amazing how much time those decisions take. Not to mention re-exporting all the videos to be in a more Mac-friendly format than we’ve been producing. :p But yeah, things will be mailed out to you either tomorrow or Saturday!

The Path has been out for 2 weeks

April 2nd, 2009 by Michael

And this is what the sales graph looks like:

The Path sales - first 2 weeks

Nice for skiing!
But not so nice for everything else. Damn, those sale figures dropped quickly. And it’s not for lack of attention in press and such. Curious to see how Steam sales and sales from our own site have gotten close together. I wonder how that will continue.

Oh and for those who are interested in such things:

The Path sales - first 2 weeks - gender

I deduced the gender from the name of the customer. Not a very precise method, especially given the amount of names that I was unsure about. But still, one thing is clear: ladies, you’ve got some more work to do!