Gamescom 2014

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deedlit
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Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:37 pm

Seems you also got the attention of Tom's Hardware!

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/picturest ... sims4.html

Way to go!
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:07 am

@Deedlit... great! The photo was taken as Tilo observes a rat patrolling up the staircase....


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...and a brief but nice mention on gamebanshee.com... http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/114234- ... e-too.html
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:27 am

Dear Mr. David, Mr. Lionel Gallat and the Ghost of a Tale Team, a brief (sorry if it's actually tl:dr!) letter of sincere thanks (Grateful with or without reply) after seeing your game at Gamescom :D

My name is Albert (Varethas). Were this a meeting in person, by now I would be ecstatically and smilingly shaking your hand/s (before re-gaining some modicum of personable composure) :) I figured I'd write to you before your inbox starts to get flooded with post-Gamescom-and-beyond love and support :)

There is no tidy way to begin this, so I will simply say that though I am turning 26 this year,
to this day I profoundly hold very near to me my upbringing filled with The Secret of Nimh (I used to flap around my house pretending I was Jeremy the Crow),
Watership Down ('the one that's scarier than The Secret of Nimh'), Disney's Robin Hood, Whinnie The Pooh, The Rescuers, Basil the Mouse Detective, Beatrix Potter, The Dark Crystal,
and even the recent Guardians of Ga'hoole, Armello and Ico - all of which have informed some deep and intrinsic aspect of my being or other.

Sir, your 'Ghost of a Tale' - I just read the lore about the War of the Green Flame, the Council of Asper, and Periclave, my word - very nearly caused me to tear up here at my Government work. You must, *must* always know and keep deep in your heart the fact that you are making possibly hundreds of thousands of people's dreams come true with this creative endeavour.

We're talking those of us who sigh wistfully at the thought of stepping into a Kenneth Grahame book, or into an episode of The Animals of Farthing Wood, a whole generation of Disney-loving,
Medieval fantasy enjoying folk who I can guarantee would give you a big bear hug of thanks if they could (and an extra one for all your work on many films beloved to us!) :)

This message is not meant to induce any overwhelming feelings of pressure, or anything of the sort. It's simply intended as, perhaps, a message you can think of/look to, even if you don't
notice or reply (out of being busy creating the literally tear-jerkingly beautiful Ghost of a Tale - it's seriously all good if you're doing that buddy!), that's just letting you know that you have
many grateful supporters out here, quietly, warmly, patiently supporting and appreciating your imaginative, technical, creative and artistic efforts with Ghost of a Tale :)

As you move ahead with writing and production, please consider the following three things - two half-lightly-inquiring/half-totally-serious, and one from truly the deepest part of my being:

1. Please release an Art & Lore book. Preferably leather-bound, with a quill, a candle like Nicodemus' one in The Secret of NimH, and...*almost faints with gratitude*
2. Please release even a 3D printed model of Tilo. He's a hero for the ages, and the bookshelves :)
3. Please always know that, in all things, 'Love is the Key' :)

From one of many thousands of grateful friends,

Albert Chessa
Ministerial Officer Ι Ministerial & Parliamentary Support Branch (I know, lame right? :p)
ps: I make Nimh-Thornbush style patterns here: rawartists.org/albertchessa :)
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:45 am

@Varethas... wow, thank you for your interest! as you rprobably know, Secret of NIMH is one of the inspirations of GOAT, and I'd say that the tone of the art and (to make up a phrase) the 'adult level' of the story is fairly similar to NIMH, though the story is set in a totally alternate universe lore with its own history but without humans, and the anthropomorphic animals have a -roughly- Roman level of building and instruments level of technology.

If GOAT is really successful, there certainly is a possibility of a lore and art book (even if it is virtual, real would be lovely but perhaps prohibitively expensive unless a lot of people are interested). You'll be happy to hear that Paul, one of the guys on the exhibition team, did a super 3d paper Tilo, and he has promised me the pattern so we can post it in the website. Not being familiar with what a skilled 3d paper artist can do, I wasn't expecting anything special, but it blew my mind when I saw it :shock: I'll post some photos as soon as I get them.

Just for fun, here is a quick snap, taken on my hotel desk, of the cards we gave away at Gamescom and of my exhibitors pass.

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Varethas
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:54 am

That's terrific, David! I'd be the first to pre-order/fund any Ghost of a Tale accompanying content, both digital and physical :) I'll be tracking it's development closely and vocally, that is to say I'll be spreading the word about it here in Australia! Looking forward to the pics!
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:47 am

A lot of good and adorable feedback from destructoid.com

http://www.destructoid.com/products_det ... ale&c=news

The cuteness keeps on groing. :lol:
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:54 am

Thanks guys, the Gamescom experience was intense but also very positive!

@Varethas: Thank you very much for your message Albert, you made my day. :) All the references you quoted are of course spot on. As David said we don't have any 3d printed Tilo yet but in the meantime can we interest you in a paper Tilo? ;)

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Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:22 am

A close up of tiny 3d paper Tilo made by Paul!

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At the booth!

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Seith chats with a young gamer!

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Paul, Tilo and Seith!

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Another photo of the booth!

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Tilo is either being hugged or attacked by zombies.!

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Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:00 am

holy crap what game were the zombies there for? :) poor Tilo.. hope he managed to strum a nice song and keep them docile.. hehehe

that papercraft Tilo is amazing! I don't follow papercraft much but WOW is that pretty awesome. seeing Tilo IRL is a trip. :)

I am so glad to see more fans popping up and showing their appreciation. This seems to have been a massive boost to the project and (hopefully) to Seith's determination. :)
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