On the most recent episode of Shall We Play a Game?, my podcast with former NPR producer and correspondent JJ Sutherland, we review Sam Barlow’s Her Story as well as Sunset, a game from Tale of Tales about being a housekeeper during a South American revolution.
Tale of Tales, who most recently released the excellent Sunset—but who were also behind games like The Path and The Endless Forest—have decided to stop making and releasing commercial (in the most literal sense, as in available for sale) video games, announcing the news with an honest and confronting blog post that…
Angela Burnes left Baltimore in 1972 looking for freedom. Things would be different in Latin America, she thought. They had to be. But the main character of Sunset quickly finds herself trapped in a country torn apart by civil war. Can doing chores for a rich man help her tear down a military coup? Should she?
Last week, I had a chance to play a war game unlike any other I've played. Called Sunset, the game puts you in the shoes of a housekeeper. You clean up after a rich bachelor who seems to be a part of a revolution—and you seem keen on being a part of it, too.
Forget Call of Duty—it seems like the era of unique, fascinating games about war is underway. Case-in-point: Sunset, an exploration game that puts you in the role of a nosy housekeeper. As the housekeeper, you look after an apartment belonging to someone involved in the war that has broken out around you.
The page is called TMI. We were bound to tackle sex eventually.
Tale of Tales isn't the kind of indie dev to over-explain their artistic creations and I'm not the kind of person who reads the Bible. This combination creates the weirdest gaming experience ever.
I'm ashamed to admit how anxiously I've awaited indie developer Tale of Tale's new game, Fatale. After all, I'm Jewish — what interest do I have in the story of Salome?
As a nice Jewish girl, I don't know much about the New Testament; but a game based on a biblical chick who dances the first-ever striptease and then demands a guy's head sounds cool.