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Do you like French arthouse flicks? I can't name one off the top of my head but Room in Rome comes to mind. Well, if you're into poetry-laden, visually interpretive pieces of moving pictures, or in this case an interactive story, then you just might like the recently launched Bientôt l’été, from Tale of Tales.
The game (if you're allowed to call it that) tells a tale between two non-lovers in a virtual space who don't quite communicate as lovers. If that makes no sense, well, I guess that's the charm of it.
A few videos help explain the game, or not...you can see for yourself.
I actually really love the visuals to this game; the first thing that came to mind when I saw the images was thatgamecompany's Journey.
However, this game couldn't be further from Journey, as it's a mind-warp of an adventure (if you can call it that). I think, a better description of this game would be an interactive journey through virtual, introspective poetry.
As you can imagine, the Steam forums filled up quickly with angry threads with poor spelling and lots of cursing from individuals too young to understand what the expletives even mean. Bientôt l’été was labeled by some as a “non game” because they didn't readily or immediately see how you were supposed to play it, and the confusion caused them to ask for the game's removal from Steam.
Those fascinated by the confused anger from these gamers can read up on the pleas to keep “crap” like this off of Steam over on the Steam forums. A word of warning, though, you'll probably find more intelligent arguments on 4Chan.
You can grab a copy of Bientôt l’été right now from Steam for only $9.99.