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Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été #854529
12/07/12 05:03 PM
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On 12 December, 3 years after their previous title, Belgian indipendent studio Tale of Tales will release a new videogame for PC and Mac.

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Much like its legendary predecessors The Path and The Graveyard, Bientôt l'été is a game that will raise eyebrows, if not provoke heated discussions. It is the fruit of the designers' "notgames" philosophy that seeks to employ the medium of videogames for the creation of interactive art and entertainment not restricted by formal structures of rules, goals, challenges or competition. But that is not the only thing interesting about this release.

"Bientôt l'été is designed the way it is because we felt it was the best way to address the themes we wanted to explore," explain designers Michaël Samyn and Auriea Harvey. "The work is inspired by the novels and films of French author Marguerite Duras. It deals with love and loneliness, desire and despair, coyness and cruelty. We feel videogames provide an excellent medium to address such intricate and ambiguous subject matter."

Bientôt l'été is not necessarily a difficult or depressing piece. You take walks on a beautiful peaceful beach among some lively gulls. And you meet another player in a café to exchange amorous thoughts via a playful game of chess. Then you discover another layer to the reality you inhabit and it becomes clear that you are interacting with a simulation. Indeed, when you walk far enough, you will find the sky torn apart to offer a view of the stars and the planets of a solar system you seem to be in orbit of.

"The sea is where Earth's connection to the galaxy becomes most apparent," Auriea and Michaël continue, "with the waves being pulled by the moon. But we also see the location of a remote space station as a metaphor for the situation of the player: alone in front of a computer, connected to the internet. We ourselves met each other in cyberspace 13
years ago and we fell in love without ever seeing each other. We felt an acute sensation of virtual bodies touching each other with words."

The music was composed by Walter Hus, and the characters were animated by Laura Raines Smith. The text is spoken in French but subtitled in many languages.
Production of Bientôt l'été was supported bythe Flanders Audiovisual Fund.



Bientôt l'été will available for download from the Official Website. and you can have an idea about the game watching the trailers HERE and HERE.


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Re: Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été [Re: Carla] #854531
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Thank you for the information, Carla; it is much appreciated. happydance12 wave12

Re: Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été [Re: Carla] #854541
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yay12 Thanks Carla!

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Re: Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été [Re: Carla] #854551
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It sounds unusual, thanks Carla.


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Re: Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été [Re: Carla] #854563
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Thanx a bunch Carla! I just adored Fatale and The Path...not really games but interactive poems really! We need more of this! rah


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Re: Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été [Re: Carla] #854574
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Thanks for sharing, Carla. After viewing the trailers, I must say I'm unaccustomed to this game genre. Strange....yet in the eye and mind of the beholder.

Re: Tale of Tales about to release Bientôt l'été [Re: michele rose] #854594
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Thanks, Carla !! grin12


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