Tale of Tales
Tale of Tales is a videogames development studio, founded in 2003 and run by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn out of Belgium. Our goal is to create elegant and emotionally rich interactive entertainment. As artists we focus on beauty and joy. We want to create art for people. That is why we distribute our work on line, and cheaply. As designers we hope that videogames can be as diverse and meaningful as any other medium. We want to create playful experiences that appeal to both gamers and non-gamers. We try to design expressive interfaces to access engaging poetic narratives through simple controls.
Both Auriea and Michaël were trained as artists. Auriea studied sculpture at Parson's in New York and Michael graphic design at Sint Lucas in Ghent, Belgium. We've been using computers since Windows 3.1 and Mac System 7. We met online in 1999 as members of an online artist collective based around the hell.com domain. We have been collaborating form the very day we met. At first, as Entropy8Zuper!, on website designs for clients and on internet artworks. Then expanding to other types of interactive projects. Since 2002 we focus on videogames. Auriea studies traditional figure drawing. And Michaël classical guitar. We live in the beautiful medieval city of Ghent, Belgium.