In my opinion the world needs more game studios which are free and willing to explore the concept of “interactive arts”. It often seems that not enough attention is paid to the narrative and visual expression potential in video games.
One team that’s doing beautiful things in the area of game concept exploration is Tale of Tales in Belgium. Their games like “The Endless Forest” have pushed artistic expression and atmosphere while showing a wonderful disdain for “goals, violence, and rules.”
It was just a matter of time before we had a chat with American McGee, creator of Alice. And what better timing than on the eve of the official announcement of his next big fairy tale project, entitled â€œGrimmâ€, scheduled for release on GameTap in spring of 2008? Not only do we share a love for fairy tales and a focus on art and storytelling in games, with â€œGrimmâ€, American also embraces the format of the short episodic game, which rings a lot of bells with our own production.