Beautiful show in Amsterdam at the moment, featuring The Endless Forest.
(via Notes on a New Nature: Place, Myth, and Memory - 2013 @ Arti Et Amicitiae)
The luminous soundtrack to our videogame Bientôt l’été is now available for your listening pleasure on many popular music download services.
Search for it on Spotify, iTunes, emusic… and, of course, from us: http://store.tale-of-tales.com/product/bientot-l-ete-soundtrack-by-walter-hus
We have been married 10 years today!
For the occasion, to celebrate undying love, if you buy Bientôt l’été today, we will send a Gift copy of the game to your friend or loved one.
More or less everything we have been working on for the past 9 years.
It’s our anniversary today. 9 Years ago, the company you know as Tale of Tales was founded in Ghent, Belgium by Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn.
Bigger picture here.
Our new videogame Bientôt l’été has been released for Mac and PC.
Go get it at the new website:
And let us know what you think.
P R E S S R E L E A S E
More than 3 years after their previous title, Tale of Tales release a new videogame for PC and Mac. The program can be purchased and downloaded from the newly designed website:
“Life on an orbital station can get very lonely,” designer-engineers A. Harvey and M. Samyn suggest, “The pay is decent and the views are spectacular. But to spend so much time without human contact in a freezing vacuum surrounded by indifferent technology can come to haunt one at some point. This is what originally inspired us to build the first Intergalactic Holocom Transmitter.”
Today S. Thala LLC is presenting the newest model in an already successful range: the Intergalactic Holocom Transmitter II. Next to the obvious improvements in performance and reductions in volume and weight, each IHTII unit now ships with an exclusive version of the T. Beach projector, inspired by the legendary work of 20th century Earth novelist Marguerite Duras, including the critically acclaimed U. Bridge French café simulation that enables cross-galactic communication with other IHT units of any generation.
The T. Beach software simulates a stretch of North Atlantic coast from the planet Earth. The purpose of this virtual environment is taking walks for indeterminate amounts of time. The program comes with two bodies dedicated to this purpose: a male and female avatar modeled after the original inhabitants of the planet. The simulation includes lifelike gulls and waves, a sea breeze that you can almost feel, and a convenient interface to set the time of day.
Access to the U. Bridge grid is integrated in the boardwalk of this custom version of T. Beach. Simply walking through a door, fires up the powerful C-Beam transmitters of the IHTII, instantly connecting the astronaut to one of the many others on the grid. There is no need to worry about who that person really is as the program ensures that their representation corresponds to the subconscious expectations of the user. The patented We-Know-What-You-Need algorithms have been fine-tuned through rigorous testing in systems where legislation is most lenient.
The IHTII is safe. It is healthy. It provides mental and physical equilibrium and thus benefits both employees and employers.
The two avatars provided with this model have agreed to all terms of the standard bill of cybernetic life forms and are willing and fully capable of performing in the various emotional conditions that the user may desire to invoke. They have admitted to a certain preference for the amorous but leave the ultimate choice up to the user.
“We are actually a little bit curious,” admit Femme and Homme, coyly looking away from us, “We can perform many actions on our own. But there’s nothing like being controlled by an astronaut. Especially one separated by such great distances from any of their kind. Sometimes we feel like we’re the ones taking care of them instead of the other way around.”
Production of Bientôt l’été was supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.
The beta version of Bientôt l’été is ready to be tested. You can still preorder the game and contribute. Preordering will be possible until the end of this month and will be closed on 30 November. Preordering allows you to play this beta version, as well as all previous alpha versions and will give you early access to the final release. At a reduced price.
Please play the beta version of the game and let us know if you find any errors.
Join us in our our stress-test of the multiplayer part on Wednesday 28 November at 10 PM in Belgium (= 9 PM London = 4 PM New York = 1 PM San Francisco = 1 AM Moscow the next day = 5 AM in Bejing the next day = 6 AM in Tokyo the next day).
Finally: confirmation that legendary photographer Steven Meisel did, indeed, play The Path - and with stylist, Edward Enninful, no less!
From New York Magazine:
[…] fashion director Edward Enninful, who styled the shoot, replied, “Oh, the girls in the woods! It’s really funny, but Meisel and I were obsessed with this computer game called The Path. It’s a really great game. It’s about six friends in the woods who kind of, you know, get lost in the woods.”
(Click the link above to read the full story.)
I was blown away by the look of The Path. Tale of Tales did a wonderful job of creating a beautifully creepy setting that paid homage to the true horror that lies beneath a beloved fairy tale. Leaving such a mark on one of the world’s most powerful fashion photographers is no easy feat! Imitation is the best form of flattery, no?