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Ghost of a Tale: ex-Dreamworks animator takes adventure game to IndieGoGo

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 11:13 GMT By Dave Cook

Ghost of a Tale is the first PC adventure game from ex-Dreamworks and Universal animator Lionel “Seith” Gallat, who previously worked on such films as Despicable Me and The Lorax. The game has entered crowd-funding on IndieGoGo now.

The Ghost of a Tale funding page is aiming for €45.000 in funds with 41 days of funding to go. Here’s a trailer:

The game stars an adventuring mouse as he travels a Medieval world populated by animals. He’ll solve mysteries, engage in combat and explore the land.

Gallat said on the campaign’s mission statement, “Game-wise the inspirations could be found in the early “Zelda” games, “Ico”, the “Gothic” series and “Dark Souls”. Of course those are mere inspirations; this project can obviously not expect to compete on equal footing with those amazing games.

“But my goal is to craft a small yet beautiful game with environments that look a bit like movie sets and characters that have a sense of stylization in their design, while retaining a certain simplicity and immediacy as far as gameplay is involved.

“I know it sounds hockey but I’m really trying to recapture the sense of wonder I felt as a kid when I discovered the games from the 80s and early 90s. But with a AAA quality (as far as I’m able) that’s very much up-to-date.”

It sounds like a charming hark back to classic adventure and exploration games. What do you think?

Thanks Eurogamer.

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  1. sh4dow

    “sounds hockey” – lol!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheWulf

    This looks absolutely adorable. It’s pretty much anti-mainstream in its everything compared to my observations here.

    I think I’m just about done with the mainstream. The mainstream is a construct that just needs to die off. More of this, less of Call of White Power Fantasy.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. whitenorthstar

    There’s a new video – part of the IndieGoGo campaign – featuring that adorable main character on YouTube: http://youtu.be/BYLazhXN8hs

    #3 1 year ago