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Published on December 10th, 2013 | by Nidde


50 gamechangers: Bientôt l’été

Scan of Bientot from Level #74

Bientôt l’été

Format: PC, Mac
Developer: Tale of Tales
Premiere: Autumn

“A strive to create something interactive that gives the same feeling as some passages in a Marguerite Duras novel; when a couple in love are sitting together gazing at the horizon. Another thought is to create an ambient multiplayer game in a virtual park. You sit on a bench and another player sit down next to you. You don’t speak to each other, you have no other exchange than enjoying each others company”
– Michaël Samyn in Tale of Tales

Image and text scanned and translated from LeveL, issue 76

You can play chess, sort of. And smoke while drinking wine, kind of. And it all takes place on a holo-deck of some sort. It’s more of an artistic experience than it is a game. We’re not really sure how to describe it. And the official website isn’t really helping out either. Check out the video, see if that helps.

When it comes to reception it may be that the artists have aimed at something that the critics can’t see, clocking in at 62 over on metacritic.com. Reading the reviews hints at something missing.

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For 500 days, from January 1st, 2013, until May 16th, 2014, Nidde will set aside all AAA-titles and only play indie games to find out if the indie scene can replace the big budget landscape.

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