History VideoGame / ThePath

29th May '16 12:55:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler:Ruby's wolf]]
** If [[spoiler:Scarlet's wolf is male]], he is this, too.
21st Jan '16 5:28:29 PM nombretomado
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If you wish to get the full experience out of the game, stop reading now and play it for yourself. Most of the fun is in not knowing what comes next. You can buy it [[http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/ here]]. The game is also available on {{Steam}} [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/27000/ here]].

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If you wish to get the full experience out of the game, stop reading now and play it for yourself. Most of the fun is in not knowing what comes next. You can buy it [[http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/ here]]. The game is also available on {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/27000/ here]].
5th Nov '15 5:22:31 AM Yahya
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Carmen has violet hair. Also, [[http://gothred.livejournal.com/1319.html on her LJ]] Ruby says that her black hair was originally green. [[spoiler: It may sound like a joke, but after her "success" at Grandmother's house there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of her with green hair.]]
20th Sep '15 4:19:17 PM Folamh3
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''The Path'' is not really a game in the conventional sense, in that there are no enemies, no points, no levels, no bosses, and the goals are vague at best; in fact, the only thing that resembles a game in this is a grading system that grades you on how far you traveled and how many items you've collected along the way, though the creators tell you to disregard it. ''The Path'' is [[ArtGame more of an experience]], a combination of atmosphere and ambiguous storytelling to create a sense of real emotion rarely found in other things. That being said, it is certainly not for everyone. The game, though short, is slow and borders on repetitive. It is not for the impatient. And with its subtle references to violence and sex, it is ''definitely'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not for kids]].

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''The Path'' is not really a game in the conventional sense, in that there are no enemies, no points, no levels, no bosses, and the goals are vague at best; in fact, the only thing that resembles a game in this is a grading system that grades you on how far you traveled and how many items you've collected along the way, though the creators tell you to disregard it. ''The Path'' is [[ArtGame more of an experience]], a combination of atmosphere and ambiguous storytelling to create a sense of real emotion rarely found in other things. It could be seen as a prototypical example of the EnvironmentalNarrativeGame, due to its minimalist mechanics and emphasis on storytelling and exploration. That being said, it is certainly not for everyone. The game, though short, is slow and borders on repetitive. It is not for the impatient. And with its subtle references to violence and sex, it is ''definitely'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not for kids]].
15th Aug '15 8:47:56 AM DelShiftB
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* AlienGeometries: Both the forest and Grandmother's house.

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* AlienGeometries: Both the forest and Grandmother's house, seems normal at first, but the alternate pathways and post-wolf situation makes the layout well beyond what should be possible in the house.


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* VideoGameGeography: The forest uses a wrap around mechanic, although backgracking on the path and running past Grandmother's house has some special handling.
14th Aug '15 11:04:04 PM crashkey
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* AlienGeometries: Both the forest and Grandmother's house.
5th Jul '15 9:52:13 PM nombretomado
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Six sisters are tasked with delivering a basket of bread and wine to their bedridden grandmother who lives in the middle of the forest at the end of a dirt path. One at a time, each girl is sent with only two instructions: go to Grandmother's house and stay on the path. [[LittleRedRidingHood Sound familiar?]]

In this dark retelling of the classic tale, you take control of one of the red girls as you lead them into the woods, and although advised to stay on the path, nothing prevents you from exploring the forest, collecting flowers, chasing animals and exploring abandoned locations. Though be warned, you are not the only one in the forest. This is, after all, an adaptation of the story of LittleRedRidingHood, and at any given time, you may run into the wolf...

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Six sisters are tasked with delivering a basket of bread and wine to their bedridden grandmother who lives in the middle of the forest at the end of a dirt path. One at a time, each girl is sent with only two instructions: go to Grandmother's house and stay on the path. [[LittleRedRidingHood [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Sound familiar?]]

In this dark retelling of the classic tale, you take control of one of the red girls as you lead them into the woods, and although advised to stay on the path, nothing prevents you from exploring the forest, collecting flowers, chasing animals and exploring abandoned locations. Though be warned, you are not the only one in the forest. This is, after all, an adaptation of the story of LittleRedRidingHood, Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, and at any given time, you may run into the wolf...



* {{Grimmification}}: LittleRedRidingHood darkened and modernized.
* GrowingUpSucks: [[spoiler:A common interpretation of the game. The [[LittleRedRidingHood original story]] has been interpreted by some to be about puberty. In the case of each girl, they more or less are taught a "life lesson" by their wolf before they reach Grandma's house. And at the end of their "path" (or life) [[WeAreAsMayflies lies nothing but death]]. So hence, in each case, the girl is more or less losing their childhood innocence; Carmen loses it in the most obvious way, but Robin learns about death (she meets her wolf in a cemetery and has thoughts that are very much not at ease with the nature of death).]]

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* {{Grimmification}}: LittleRedRidingHood Literature/LittleRedRidingHood darkened and modernized.
* GrowingUpSucks: [[spoiler:A common interpretation of the game. The [[LittleRedRidingHood [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood original story]] has been interpreted by some to be about puberty. In the case of each girl, they more or less are taught a "life lesson" by their wolf before they reach Grandma's house. And at the end of their "path" (or life) [[WeAreAsMayflies lies nothing but death]]. So hence, in each case, the girl is more or less losing their childhood innocence; Carmen loses it in the most obvious way, but Robin learns about death (she meets her wolf in a cemetery and has thoughts that are very much not at ease with the nature of death).]]
25th Jun '15 1:11:22 PM Bergamot
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* ColourfulThemeNaming: The names of all six girls are associated with the color red.

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* ColourfulThemeNaming: The names of all six girls are associated with the color red.red, and in fact, "Red" can be used as a surname for all of them to create a small color-themed pun: Robin Red(breast), Ginger Red, Rose Red, Ruby Red, Carmen (Carmine) Red, and Scarlet Red.
25th Sep '14 1:33:03 PM Willbyr
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* {{Expy}}: Several. Ginger is modeled after a young NataliePortman, Rose's hair is a variant on [[SerialExperimentsLain Lain's hair]], and Ruby bears a striking resemblance to ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'s'' Lydia.

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* {{Expy}}: Several. Ginger is modeled after a young NataliePortman, Rose's hair is a variant on [[SerialExperimentsLain [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Lain's hair]], and Ruby bears a striking resemblance to ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'s'' Lydia.
17th Aug '14 10:08:04 AM TheomanZero
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Early working progress clips [[http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/blog/2010/03/21/2-early-protoypes/ showed there was originally]] going to be some kind of dancing game included involving the wolves.
** One of the early ideas was to make Rose and Ginger twins.
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