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The Path Soundtrack! (Pre-Order is GO!)

April 24th, 2010 by Auriea

Yes! This is really happening!
You can now pre-order The Path Soundtrack CD! Or choose the absolutely beautiful CD + T-Shirt package. All created by our friends at UK based label Paradigms Recordings.

The CD is a limited edition digipak. Only 500 have been printed. Paradigms will be shipping the pre-orders at the beginning of May.

Here’s the blurb:

Paradigms Recordings is very proud to announce a rather special new release – “THE PATH” is the haunting soundtrack to the boutique computer game of the same name, developed by Tale Of Tales Studios. Kris Force (Amber Asylum / Neurosis) and the legendary Swans vocalist Jarboe were comissioned to compose the music for, narrate and vocalise this dark horror concept. The result is one hour of truly mesmerizing, disturbing, blackened fairy tale sonics. From delicate songwriting to Jarboe’s demonic, possessed rasp all wrapped up in dense, claustrophobic atmospheres and harrowing stories, this is some of the most potent work from these two distinguished artists.

Needless to say we here at Tale of Tales are breathlessly excited to get the soundtrack out there! :D

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.

The Path for Mac is NOW available!

May 7th, 2009 by Auriea

Tale of Tales is proud to announce that The Path is ALIVE on Mac OSX from this day forward!

Thanks to the lovely people over at Transgaming who, with their voodoo powers, helped us to create The Path for a new platform!

In other news of things good:
http://store.tale-of-tales.com has been refreshed and rebooted with a new product:

The Path Mac USB Deluxe Edition! Extra goodies and such, just like the PC version (which, by popular demand, we also have back in stock!), but custom made for Mac. You can’t play the early demos of the game on your Mac, for example, but we will make a few videos of the highlights so you don’t need Bootcamp to laugh at our girls’ first awkward steps. On the other hand, we’ll be putting some things on there just for Mac users… I’l try to get creative.

So, another milestone reached in The Path project. This really means that the work has only just begun. Now we can get to patching the Windows version of the game. Including fixes for problems that were reported on the forums. Solutions were found during the making of the Mac version. But, I’m sure you Mac folk will keep us busy too. All steps on the road to perfection, which is always a few kilometers further away than we hoped. Enjoy the game!

oh but, ONE MORE THING! :D
I made some new desktop wallpapers for you…

They’re based on the pages at the Grandmother’s House site. Hope you like them!

Story Trailer

May 7th, 2009 by Michael

This is our attempt at making a more traditional game trailer. I know: fail. :) But we can try, can’t we? ;)

There’s surprise at the end for certain people who haven’t been able to play The Path yet…

The Path Group on Steam

April 3rd, 2009 by Auriea

Now that we’re back and settling down, we’re making plans on how best to support The Path now it’s released. Putting plans into ACTION! For one thing, we’ve created an official group on Steam for the game. Behold!


The direct url is: http://steamcommunity.com/games/ThePath

There seems to be some interesting features to the Group… Like seeing how many are playing. That’s nice, like playing the game all together as a big community. And there’s a chat room too, though that scares me.

We will use the group to keep Steam players informed about news and updates and such… And who knows what THAT may lead to… o_0b

Anyway, I hope all of you Steam players (and you know who you are) will come join the group and let’s see what that does, eh.

(ToT) Store Orders Sent!

April 2nd, 2009 by Auriea

It has begun.

All orders bought on or before April 1st through the Tale of Tales store have been mailed out, just now, by us. And we will be mailing things out weekly from now on.

Big THANK YOU to everyone who ordered! We packaged everything up nice :) . While we were doing it we had a thought… Why don’t we sign the posters? so we did. Hope you like that. Since you didn’t know, we kept it simple.

AND
this got us thinking… “Why don’t we have a Poster Sale?”
So we are!
Every month we will discount 2 of the girl posters and send them to you signed, in silver ink. Trust us, its pretty, i’ll draw a little pictogram on there, just for you. ;)

The entire month of April Robin and Rose can be yours for the lowered cost of €18. :D

ALSO
The USB sticks are going fast! If you have an interest in seeing work in progress outtakes from The Path and the (in)famous early interactive demo with a dance-off between Ruby and Charming Wolf, I suggest you go for it now. ;)

The Path is available NOW!

March 19th, 2009 by Auriea


We landed in San Francisco just a few short hours ago. We got to the hotel and hour before the planned 9pm launch time and spent the last 15 minutes staring at the clock. Time seemed to go so much slower while we were waiting!

But I am super pleased to announce,

You can buy The Path now.

also our online store for physical souveniers of The Path (posters, cards, USB sticks) is OPEN too!
http://store.tale-of-tales.com

Thank you for supporting indie games! :)


one more thing….

March 18th, 2009 by Auriea

slideshow!