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Torn Tales

"Right," said Robin Hood. "Who's first?"

“Once upon a time there was an old man who longed to tell stories that touched the heart, though it was said that he lacked one himself…”

Lead your party of 3 heroes on their quest to repair the torn pages of folklore. Evil has destroyed the tales you love. Hack monsters and slash enemies throughout the Torn Tales in this real time squad based RPG. Wield the powers of Robin Hood, Snow White and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde as they fight together in the dark landscape assembled by the evil Bookbinder. He has bound enemies from across the fabled lands to stop you, so be ready for the unexpected.

About This Project

Torn Tales was the first full game I was hired to write, taking a basic storyline and fleshing it out to keep the player’s attention through the whole game. It was an exercise in limitations, with only one voice-actor (albeit an excellent one!), relatively few characters, and not much in the way of budget for details, animation or effects.

My solution was to borrow from the likes of classic cartoon Duck Amuck to present the story as a tale of two narrators - one telling the story as intended, the other working on manipulating it and deconstructing heroism. It would have been fun to expand this to in-game barks during the levels themselves, but alas, budget. Still, how often do you get the chance to write Mr Hyde snarking at Robin Hood, and Snow White discovering that she’s not quite as different from her wicked stepmother as she might want to think?


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