There is one rule in the game. And it needs to be broken.
There is one goal. And when you attain it, you die.

Six sisters live in an apartment in the city. One by one their mother sends them on an errand to their grandmother. They are instructed to go to grandmother's house deep in the forest and to stay on the path! Wolves are hiding in the woods, just waiting for little girls to stray.

The Path is a game about growing, about changing, about making choices, about accepting the consequences of these choices. A game about playing, and failing, about embracing life, perhaps by accepting death.

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13 comments by INtense! on Jan 31st, 2013

Fun indie games are always evolving. If you're searching for the latest in indie gaming, look no further than the Evolved Bundle from Indie Royale. It will give you hours of enjoyment and includes some great recently released games. Featured in this bundle are 5 indie titles, valued at over $55, including last summer's highly rated puzzle solving adventure from Talawa Games, Umechanical; an atmospheric horror game from Tale of Tales, The Path; the recently released squad based dungeon game, Krater from Fatshark; the full game of the IGF China 2010's winner, Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory from Turtle Cream; and an intricate scrolling puzzler, OIO: The Game from Uncanny Games.


All of the games in the Evolved Bundle are new to game bundles!

First up is the tricky, award winning, puzzle adventure game Unmechanical, available for Windows on Steam, Desura & DRM-free. It was developed by Talawa Games and is offered thanks to Teotl Studios. Unmechanical was only released in August 2012. You will explore an atmospheric world of flesh, rock & steel, journeying to freedom through a variety of puzzles with some very difficult challenges later in the game. Rock, Paper Shotgun called it "a near-perfect morsel of puzzling brilliance".

Next is The Path from Tale of Tales. A horror game that relies on your imagination, available for Windows from Steam, Desura & DRM-free. There's a Mac version in there too. The Path is a game about choices and wolves in the woods! Gamespot said it was "an extraordinary work of interactive fiction". Play the game but be careful if you stray from the path! The Evolved Bundle includes the game's OST from rock diva Jarboe.


Also featured is the recently released real-time squad based dungeon crawling game Krater, available for Windows Steam, from Fatshark. The game features fast paced combat, tactical squad management, crafting and questing all from a classis RTS perspective. It's set in a post-apocalyptic Sweden and includes the specially designed online co-op dungeons & bosses. The Evolved Bundle also includes the Character DLC.

The next game in this evolutionary bundle is Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory from Turtle Cream, available for Windows from Steam, Desura & DRM-free. This game is the full version of the IGF China's 2010 winner, Sugar Cube, including the OST. It's all about avoiding becoming a cookie! Multiple endings and achievements give the game a lot of replay value. Indie Game Magazine said "Sugar Cube presents a short, sweet, mind-working, challenge".

Last up is the nature themed scrolling platform puzzler OIO: The Game from Uncanny Games, available for Windows and Mac from Desura & DRM-free. It's simple but intricate and, with a metacritic of 75, it's definitely worth your time! Gamepro says of OIO "difficulty doesn't take long to hone itself to a sharp point" whilst IGN says it has a "truly gorgeous art style". OIO is in Steam Greenlight right now so don't forget to upvote it if you like this game.

Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Evolved Bundle will get an ambient electronic treat from Tim Wright of CoLD SToRAGE, the recently released 'SLIPSTREAM [volume 1]'. The album features 64 bit digital re-mix / re-masters of Tim's tracks from WipEout and WipEout 2097. Each track has been painstakingly E.Q.'d, compressed and spatially enhanced for the best possible listening experience. It's been a long time coming - we hope you enjoy it!


You can find more information on the Evolved Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. Grab this bundle now while the price is still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so that you'll have hours of indie games to evolve your skills with!

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milliemoo08
milliemoo08 Dec 4 2013, 7:57pm says:

I reaaaaaaally want to get this game

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BILLYQ!@#
BILLYQ!@# Jul 10 2013, 6:25pm says:

beautiful game love the art work

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convulseaboveground
convulseaboveground Jul 10 2013, 4:49am says:

The Path is a beautiful and unique project. The concept of each sister having their own, personal wolf and the heavily suggestive/symbolic themes together with the soundtrack and design is simply stunning.
Easily my favourite indie gaming experience.

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Kwama57
Kwama57 Mar 30 2013, 5:40pm says:

One of my favorite experience. Not a game but art and thought provoking. Loved the audio part the most, and the Forest Girl.

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Daxy_one
Daxy_one Mar 3 2013, 4:25am says:

This game is really well done, but fair warning I personally don't feel it's suited as a Let's Play game. It really should be more of a personal experience and players will derive a lot more pleasure if they allow themselves to take their time and learn about each of the girls as well as delve into the heavy symbolism.

I made a short review for anyone interested, Youtube.com
I know I almost didn't get this game because of some rather unbalanced quick to judge reviews, but having played the game as thoroughly as possible, I'm glad I experienced it. It's left me with a lot to think about.

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LordFinnagin
LordFinnagin Feb 23 2013, 2:44pm says:

What is the system req I want to buy it.

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Mero13
Mero13 Feb 24 2013, 9:57am replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
monkey1072
monkey1072 Feb 17 2013, 2:32pm says:

i most try this game !!!!!!!!

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Tody
Tody Feb 14 2013, 6:21am says:

Here is my full review: Egamer.co.za

I really enjoyed the game! =) It's pretty bold with its completely open ended narrative, and I very much liked that it was entirely up to player interpretation, but I think it's a bit of a danger to be too vague with certain characters. Still, I credit the game for being new, and not like anything I've played before.

The best thing about the game, after the narrative, has got to be the audio and visual experience. Truly fantastic work there. It's unique, it's stylish and it's packed with talent. I only felt voice acting was missing, as it could have really added more to the personalities of the characters, but it's current state is quite good too.

A good effort =) Thank you for the game and the opportunity. I hope the review provides useful and encouraging feedback.

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Mero13
Mero13 Feb 15 2013, 6:02pm replied:

Good review! I personally rated it higher, because of the uniqueness and atmosphere... Compared to other games on Desura 7 is pretty low IMO. But its just my sense!
Greets!

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Tody
Tody Feb 15 2013, 6:12pm replied:

Thank you! \:D/ I really liked the game, and I hope my review reflected that. Personally I hate using number ratings though (I'm sure you saw our reviews don't even have them) to rate games, as they're random, inconsistent and don't tell you enough.

But I guess it's about perception as well, because a 7 to me is a really good rating =)

The visual design, unique style, atmosphere and open narrative are more than enough to make this game really good.

Cheers!

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The Path
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This is not a classic video game, so anyone who rates this according to a pc game's criteria would act not fair. I wouldnt say its a funny game. It is an interactive fairy tale movie. This is a telling of a fairy tale in a new way, new style and definitve not for children. Their nuances of the different characters that you learn through their interactions with the world. You learn these things if you only(!) have the patience to really play this through. It shows that you have to leave the path…

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