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Ghent, Belgium, 16 July 2014

This is the last day for Tale of Tales' spectacularly successful crowdsourcing campaign.

Sunset is a first--person narrative exploration game that takes place in a single apartment in a humid, war--torn South American Republic in 1972. The player, as Angela Burnes, an American tourist turned housekeeper and immigrant to this land, visits week--by--week and slowly discovers the role of the apartment’s occupant in the civil war — and her own role in his life — as the city erupts around them.

"We had not expected the Kickstarter to be this successful." admit designers Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. "Our work has often been considered controversial. And even though we intend Sunset to be easily enjoyable, we had no idea if people would think us capable of pulling that off. We're immensely pleased that they seem to do so."

It took 2 days to achieve the initial target of $25,000. And also the one stretch goal, of double that target, was achieved swiftly. All pledges in excess of $50,000 go directly to the freelance collaborators on the project.

"Tale of Tales is just two people," explain Harvey and Samyn. "All our collaborators are freelancers. The more money we can spend on them, the more time they can devote to the project and the more beautiful this Sunset will be."

The team for Sunset is the biggest of any in Tale of Tales' decade long career. Next to founders Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn includes Austin Wintory, composer, Kris Force, sound designer, Tina Marie Murray, voice actress, Laura Raines Smith, animator, Jurie Horneman, programmer, Leigh Alexander and Ste Curran, advisers, Stacey Diana Clark, concept artist, Theresa Schlag and Niklas Roth, 3D artists, and a writer who wishes to remain anonymous.

Tale of Tales is a small artistically motivated videogame development studio based in Ghent in Belgium. They have released 7 titles in their

10 year existence including Little Red Ridinghood-themed horror game The Path and IGF Nuovo winner Luxuria Superbia.


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