TransGaming on Thursday brought Tale of Tales' horror game The Path to the Mac. Based on fairy tales of old, the game tells the story of six sisters living in a city apartment. Their mother sends them one by one on an errand to their sick grandmother's house in the woods. However, the path leading there is beset by wolves on both sides, and players are encouraged to stray from their route.
Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn of the game's development team explained in a press release: "The title refers to the path to grandmother's house in the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but it also has another meaning. While most videogame designs encourage you to achieve your goals quickly and efficiently, The Path allows you to focus entirely on what happens between start and finish. Much like life, our game ends with death. But despite the gloomy and sometimes unsettling atmosphere, The Path contains a positive message: enjoy life to the fullest, no matter how short it may be."
The six sisters are different ages and have varying personalities, allowing players to relive the Red Riding Hood tale from different perspectives. Players are free to explore the game world, but all of the characters are governed by artificial intelligence, including the sisters, resulting in an unpredictable journey. The game's music also changes according to what is happening at any given moment, so it's never quite the same twice.
Pricing is US$9.99 and system requirements call for Mac OS X version 10.5.6, an Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB RAM, 583MB hard drive space, and an ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300GT video card