Sunday, 31 October 2010

The Path

The Path is a short horror game developed by Tale of Tales, based on the Little Red Riding Hood. In the game, the player is given a simple instruction: “Go to Grandmother's house and stay on the path.” The player can pick one of six girls to plays as, and the game mostly centres on exploring the very atmospheric environment to collect items and find the wolf. The game itself is very slow and I find the narrative very ambiguous, which builds on the game’s macabre mood.

From playing The Path, I have learned that narrative can be subtly expressed through atmospheric and explorative environments. I would like my own game to use this kind of technique to express a story.

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