Friday, June 26, 2009

Dim lights and The Path

I'm up too late as is evident by this 3 am post. I've gotten into bad sleeping habits lately that I just can't seem to kick no matter what. (It doesn't even seen to matter how cute Adam is when he asks me to snuggle up and watch some cartoons with him when he goes to bed...and it's really cute.) Most nights I have just been watching TV or episodes of Nip/Tuck online, but tonight I decided to draw. So what did I draw? The ladies from the Tale of Tales game, The Path, as bears. Via the light of my laptop. And a book light. On cardboard. So forgive the wonky-ness.

If you haven't heard of The Path then you are missing out on an intense and beautiful experience. In fact, I can't even put it into words. Seriously. I just spent 30 minutes trying to and just kept typing and deleting whatever I wrote. It might also be because it's pushing 4 am so here is one description from the Tale of Tales site:

The Path is a short horror game inspired by older versions of Little Red Ridinghood, set in modern day. The Path offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through a unique form of gameplay, designed to immerse you deeply into its dark themes. Every interaction in the game expresses an aspect of the narrative. The six protagonists each have their own age and personality and allow the player to live through the tale in different ways. Most of the story, however, relies on your active imagination.

If you have $10 you can spare and want a truly unique experience (or you have an awesome friend who has $10 and wants to share the experience. Thanks again, forever and ever, Zachary!) then you need to buy The Path. Or, at the very least download the free prologue and honestly tell me you aren't intrigued.


  1. HOLY WOW. These are so perfect and awesome! I love them. Without going into spoilery stuff... have you finished the game yet? Because there is, uh... something missing here.

    You need to totally put these in your shop. Or just sell them directly to me!

  2. I haven't finished it yet! I tried playing the other night but I was having some really annoying computer issues so I had to stop. But honestly, it took quite a while for me to recover from how creeped I felt after playing through with Carmen and going through the house.

    I was already planning on brining you a copy of these little ladies when I come home.

  3. Saw your creations linked on Offworld -- I love them. The cardboard surface makes them extra wonderful. I haven't played The Path yet, but I've been wanting to check it out. Thanks for sharing!