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Game company Twisted Tree Games brings alive Russian fairytales
If you’re looking for games that captivate you and draw you into a story, this might be just the one. Twisted Tree Games, creators of Proteus, are working on The Forest of Sleep, an experimental storytelling/adventure game inspired by Russian fairytales.
“You guide a group of three children through a forest, traveling between kingdoms and landmarks, helping strange people with peculiar requests, and sitting down to sing around a campfire in the dark woods.”
“Playful interactions with characters and objects lead to reactively-generated stories – ambiguous but with a strong sense of pacing, coherency and drama. The game features no text and relies on a cinematic language to suggest and communicate situations and relationships.
Characters, locations and interactions range from the magical to the mundane with absurd fairytale logic that forms patterns in response to your choices.”
This game sounds amazing, and the visions are beautiful. It should be released in 2016 for PC and tablet according to the creators.
You may not know this, but I run a fairy tale website for my clients, Fairytalez.com. It’s where we’ve collected over 2,000 fairy tales from around the world, and made them easy to read on any screen. If you’re a fan of fairytales, TV shows like “Once Upon a Time” and folklore, you must check it out! All of the tales are organized by author and region, with suggested reading time and level for each story.