Tired of mainstream games lowering your faith in humanity? Tale of Tales is here to fix your standards.
The indepedent game studio launched their PC horror title last night, March 18, at 9:00 pm PST. It's now available for$9.99 from Direct2Drive, Steam, or the Tale of Tales' official site.
As the story goes, six sisters live with their mother in a city apartment, before they are sent one by one to their grandmother's house on an errand. The path they take is riddled with temptations to explore the dark forest, which is all well and good except that each forest has its own wolf. So will you risk it for just a little fun?
"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 dev team is also rather pleased to announce this isn't just another action adventure filled with guns and violence, but an "introverted" PC game that really reaches the player on a deeper level. If you're not sure if this is the game for you, check out our review on the front page.