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Tale of Tales Release The Graveyard for iPhone

March 8, 2010

Tale of Tales Release The Graveyard for iPhone

The evening of life in the palm of your hand

Almost two years after its initial release for Mac OSX and Windows, Tale of Tales have ported their controversial indie title The Graveyard to Apple's iPhone platform. As of now, The Graveyard can be purchased in the App Store for 1.99 US Dollars. As with the PC release, a Lite version is available for free. The only difference between the two is that in the full version, the protagonist may die.

The Graveyard can be downloaded via http://Tale-of-Tales.com/TheGraveyard

Or directly from the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tale-of-tales/id349454576?uo=6 

The Graveyard is a very short game. You play an elderly woman who visits a cemetery. She walks down a straight path towards a bench in front of a chapel. She is old and has trouble walking. So it takes a while to get there. During the difficult walk, we pass by the neatly arranged rows of concrete tombs embedded in a lush atmosphere of sun, clouds, trees, shrubs and animals who found a home in this place. When she finally arrives at the bench, the woman sits down and listens to a song. It's a pensive moment, a quiet pause. When the song is done, she gets up and walks back to the gate. In the full version of the game, there is a chance that she dies while sitting on the bench.

"The Graveyard offers a player the opportunity to imagine themselves in a certain situation," explain creators Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn. "It's not a game in the sense that there is a way to win or lose or a puzzle to solve, or even a story to uncover. But the interaction does immerse you in a virtual world filled with narrative, an equally powerful feature of the medium of videogames. The iPhone version of The Graveyard is the same as the PC version. Only a few elements have been removed or simplified to allow it to run on the iPhone hardware. But the fact that you hold the game in your hand and touch it with your finger, adds to the sensation of fragility and preciousness."

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