Archive for the 'Promotion' Category

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.

The Path FEATURED on the Mac AppStore

January 14th, 2011 by Auriea

Apple has chosen The Path as a “Staff Favorite” and is currently featuring the game on the front page! :) Consequently, we’ve gotten a nice page re-design. ahhh, that’s better!

Tale of Tales + Steam

December 29th, 2010 by Auriea

There are still a few days left for our 3 game holiday bundle sale! Thru January 3rd you can get The Path, Fatale and the Graveyard for only $10.99 via our ToT special sale page. When you buy this bundle you also get registration keys to play the games on Steam.

The kind folks at Steam have also put together the Tale of Tales bundle for sale there, if you don’t need the standalone download from us.
And The Path is also part of a special “Fright Pack” of scary games.. if you happen to like Art AND Zombies. ;)

Day of the Dead Sale + Pay What You Wish

October 29th, 2010 by Auriea

DoD

From now thru November 2nd we are selling a bundle of the three Tales of Tales in which death plays an important part. In The Path, all six Red Girls find their end after meeting their wolf. In The Graveyard, the old woman may die while listening to a song. And in Fatale, John The Baptist loses his head because he does not return the love of a princess. We’re certain playing these characters will bring you closer to the commemoration of the dearly departed on All Souls Day.
To bring you, and your friends, in the mood, we are offering these three games together in a single “Day of the Dead” Bundle. And this time you can choose what you would like to pay for it!

http://Tale-of-Tales.com/DoD

The Path soundtrack now available for download

June 23rd, 2010 by Auriea

The Path soundtrack is on iTunes! eeeeee

Years ago when we started making The Path with Kris and Jarboe on board to do the soundtrack I kind of dreamed of this day. Well now I can say the circle is round and this journey is complete. Not only can you get The Path Soundtrack on CD from us and from the wonderful publisher Paradigms Recordings, but now you can download the music from iTunes and emusic… And probably a few other music download portals as well! Not sure why, but it makes me unspeakably happy to see (and hear) the compositions they made out there among all the other music in the world. They do this album release thing all the time, but for me it’s a first! Having everything available, out there, being listened to by everyone now… makes it all feel more real.

Get The Path Soundtrack on iTunes!
Get The Path Soundtrack on emusic!

The Path Soundtrack CD

June 15th, 2010 by Auriea

The Path original soundtrack CD is now available through our online store! Check it out here. We only have a few copies available but it will continue to be available through Paradigms Recordings until they sell out.

The Path - original soundtrack CD
The Path - original soundtrack CD

MP3 downloads will be coming soon!

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

Anniversary Editions on the way!

April 9th, 2010 by Auriea

After a slight delay:

Robin USB sticks

We received everything we needed for this edition yesterday. I spent today putting everything together.

Anniversary postersAnniversary posters

leisurely making poster “tattoos” was a very pleasant way to spend the morning!
I hope everyone enjoys the personalizations on the posters. :)

The Path never ends

April 6th, 2010 by Auriea

Our main blog may be closed but The Path blog rolls on!

In fact, expect major announcements. Including the long awaited, coming of The Path Soundtrack album, coming later this month!

And here’s an overview of what went has gone on recently:
We published The Path postmortem chronicling the making of the game. This was a great way for us to look back on the history of the project, even if it is impossible to describe 3 years of development in a summary fashion!

On The Path blog there were 10 days of posts written from a very personal perspective to supplement the grand postmortem essay. These stories were full of insights about the Red Girls and their Wolves. And we uploaded tons of work in progress imagery, drawings and screenshots covering the entire development, on Flickr on The Path Archive. So if you are curious about the making of the game, have a look at all the Anniversary posts listed there.

The Path translations patch for windows received an upgrade. And these translations are now available for our Steam players as well.

We published 2 new interviews with artists that we consider inspirational and whom we wanted more people to know about.

The special Anniversary Edition USB stick version of the game +poster is still available in our online store.

And there is more to come. Keep an eye on this blog via RSS or follow us on twitter or facebook for updates!

USB

March 19th, 2010 by Auriea

The merchandising for The Path has been a really home-made affair, despite the fact that we get our stuff professionally printed. We still load up the data on the USB drive ourselves, I pack up each poster and try to give everything a personal touch. We actually don’t make much money from selling these USBs and posters and cards but I am very happy that people who like having a physical product can have one to remember our game by.

The choice to make USB sticks rather than CD’s was a simple one. We wanted fans to have something they could keep using long after they’ve stopped playing. I imagine that you could copy all the data then put whatever you want on the drive for many years to come. I have hundreds of old CD’s sitting in boxes in the attic… we didn’t want The Path to be one of those things. And so far we’ve done 3 editions of the Ruby one, 2 of Rose and this will be the one and only time we’ll print Robin, to keep her edition special.

For The Path’s 1 year anniversary, we are selling the silver USB featuring a sweet little print of Robin that contains the PC & Mac version of the game plus your choice of poster. The Rose (Mac only USB) is marked down until March 28. There are lots of other things on sale too.

(By the way, the things I’m going to post here won’t always be duplicates of the main ToT blog,I’m just making sure everyone gets a chance to get something while the sale is going on. Things will be getting much more tangential tomorrow.)