"Ghost of a Tale" is a game in which you play as a little mouse on an adventure. Set in a medieval world populated by animals, the story is a small and intimate one. It starts with the little mouse making his way to the Island Of Periclave, which has long been a disputed outpost for the Army of the Rats. But today, it is reputed to be haunted. Of course tales are talking of a fabulous treasure high up in the Tower of Periclave. But it would be folly to try and get there. Even for a mighty warrior. And the little mouse certainly doesn't look like one...
This is a game rewarding the discovery of secrets, reading journals, jumping and running around, finding clues and overall exploration.
"Ghost of a Tale" is not quite at the stage of a mere concept and yet it is only starting development. Footage of a an alpha version can be seen in the accompanying video. The particularity of this project is that it's being developed by just one person. Yet it strives to achieve a visual quality usually seen in big-budget AAA games.
The recent Gamescom trailer shows Tilo, the rodent protagonist, as he bypasses guards using a variety of techniques tailored to an underpowered character. Much of the environments shown take place in dimly lit dungeons, but Tilo emerges into what looks like a vibrant world above the surface. There's an inherent juxtaposition between the endearing rat and his sinister surroundings.