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Ghost of a Tale

1 month ago

Feature: From Despicable Me to indie dev

How one person created the lushly organic world of Ghost Of A Tale

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the difficult journeys they’ve taken to make their games. This time, Ghost Of A Tale [official site]. Every time I see Ghost Of A Tale I’m taken aback by its beauty. Its world of cracked flagstones, knurled furniture, twisting passages, haphazard towers and lush vegetation looks like it’s truly lived in by its population…

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2 months ago

Feature: Listen to this sick filth

Podcast: The naughty games we weren’t allowed to play

Psst. I know mum said you weren’t allowed to listen to those hellions on your favourite podcast anymore, but the hosts of the Electronic Wireless Show won’t tell if you don’t. This week we’re talking about the games we weren’t allowed to play as youngsters, but did anyway. Alice suffered strict rationing of The Sims 2, and Dave (oh hello Dave) was looked at with…

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5 months ago

Feature: Listen to the ratcast

Podcast: Remembering all the rats we’ve killed

Leave no rodent behind – that’s the motto of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. With the release of Warhammer: Vermintide 2, we decided to celebrate the lovable dirtbag of videogames. The lowly, filthy, wonderful rat. Whether you are murdering five of them in cold blood for an RPG hotel owner, or pledging your sword to a disgusting subterranean monarch, there’s room in your…

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Mousy RPG Ghost of a Tale squeaks out of Early Access

We first started covering Ghost of a Tale back in 2013, and it was quite stunningly gorgeous even then. You'd think that five years would have dulled the edge of a game so heavily banking on the quality of its 3d art, but it seems that every update the game has received during its lengthy time in Early Access has only made it prettier. Joining…

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6 months ago

Ghost of a Tale scurries out of early access in March

Rat-avoiding stealth adventure Ghost of a Tale is finally scampering out of its early access bolthole on March 15, says the developer. You remember this mousey hero, don’t you? It’s Tilo. He’s very cute and sometimes wears clunky steel armour, which doesn’t make him intimidating but only more adorable. He’s been scurrying around under the development floorboards for five years but seems ready to poke…

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2 years ago

Feature: Oh, rats

Premature Evaluation: Ghost of a Tale

Every Monday, Brendan scurries through the undergrowth of the great early access fields. This week, he gets paws-on with rodent adventure Ghost of a Tale [official site]. Let's just pick up all our jaws from the floor first. I mean, look at this game. Look at it. From the Gormenghast-style dungeons to the cute, gormless expression on protagonist Tilo's mousey face, there is a beauty…

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Redwall-ish Ghost Of A Tale Squeaks Into Early Access

The Redwall series by Brian Jacques were some of my favorite novels growing up, so I'm absolutely giddy to try out Ghost of a Tale [official site], an action-RPG where you play a minstrel mouse. It launched into a few days back. With light elements of stealth, Ghost of a Tale lets you explore a medieval keep while you complete quests and interact with its…

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4 years ago

Mouse Souls: Ghost Of A Tale

Ghost of a Tale is about an adorable mouse with a lute fighting giant crabs. Really I'd hope that was enough for you, but I'll throw in some more info as a bonus. It's set in a medieval fantasy entirely inhabited by animals, explored in third person with inspiration from the likes of Zelda and Ico. There's a balance struck between the cute central character…

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5 years ago

Feature: Mouse And Keyboard

Lionel Gallat Explains Ghost Of A Tale

Thanks to an unexpected extension by hosts IndieGoGo, the marvelous-looking Ghost Of A Tale gets another week to hit the all-or-nothing fundraising target. It's one of those strange little projects that can come only from a talented individual with a very personal vision, and I have to declare that I really would like to see it get made. I talked to Lionel Gallat, who has…

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Mouse And Keyboard: Ghost Of A Tale

Some men are talented. Others, well, they are like Lionel "Seith" Gallat. Fresh from being the animation director on Despicable Me and The Lorax, Gallat has turned himself into a one-man game studio, and he's single-handedly making an exquisite-looking little game called Ghost Of A Tale, the trailer for which you can see below. The game, in which the player takes control of an anthropomorphic…

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