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Maybe it's a complete coincidence that there's so much harassment in the game community! Maybe antagonistically competitive games have nothing to do with it! Nothing at all!

Tale of Tales has stopped making commercial videogames. But why did we start more than 12 years ago? What made videogames attractive as an artistic medium for us? What have we been trying to do all this time? And how is Sunset similar and different?

Posted by Michael Samyn on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:53:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
How the commercial failure of Sunset allows us to walk away from games and explore other creative outlets without regret.

Posted by Michael Samyn on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:01:00 EDT in Art, Console/PC, Indie
About the theme of art in our game Sunset. About modernism and postmodernism. About the importance of art in our lives.

Posted by Michael Samyn on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:03:00 EDT in Programming, Console/PC, Indie
Visual programming of our recently released first person exploration game Sunset in PlayMaker, with screenshots of the prettiest graphs in the game.

Posted by Michael Samyn on Fri, 22 May 2015 04:14:00 EDT in Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie
Some details about the 1972 that inspired Sunset, from modernism and eclecticism to blaxploitation and objectification.

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Forgive me, please. I 've ...

Forgive me, please. I 've been so bad. I deserve to be punished. Never mind the work we have done for years on end. Look at these few words and don 't put them in context. Destroy all humor, all empathy, all humanity. Show no mercy. I deserve to be ...

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Comment In: [Blog - 05/14/2015 - 02:13]

It is fascinating to see ...

It is fascinating to see a picture of reality produced by non-photographic means. Paintings that look like photos have a similar effect. I just think the effects wears off after a while and then we start looking at what is actually being represented. And sadly when most of the creative ...

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OMG How did you know ...

OMG How did you know

Comment In: [News - 02/17/2012 - 04:28]

Thank you for the link ...

Thank you for the link to notgames, Mr Kelly. Though I sincerely hope you don 't think that a curiosity for interaction beyond rigid game structures immediately implies a fondness for narrative. Many in our little group care as little about story-telling as they do about game-play.