A downloadable game for Windows

Tale is a 2.5D puzzle-platformer created to explore ludonarrative design through mechanics as metaphor and defamiliarization.

The game was developed in unity 3D, and it narrates a small adventure of two nameless protagonists and their relationship through meeting, separation, reunification, and growth. The puzzles include a range of platformer techniques designed to mirror the recurring characters emotional state and the nature, changes, and growth of their relationship as the game progresses. 

This is delivered avoiding classic storytelling forms such as text and voice and letting the player actively experience the story through the gameplay interactions and mechanics, where play itself communicates both the story and the development of the characters relationship.

Demo Paper Link:



Design and Development by Antonino Frazzitta

Additional Ludonarrative Design by Charlie Hargood

Music by Dan Follant

Additional Sound Design by Callum Flanagan


This game uses these sounds from freesound:

"Flash and a Bang" by fredzed( https://freesound.org/people/fredzed/sounds/416385/ ) licensed under CCBY 3.0

"Kick 05.wav" by oscillator(https://freesound.org/people/oscillator/sounds/65144/) licensed under CCBY 3.0

"Marble, Rolling on Wood, A.wav" by InspectorJ(https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/429104/) licensed under CCBY 3.0

"mixxed sounds » sound-underwater1.wav" by zippi1(https://freesound.org/people/zippi1/sounds/18264/) licensed under CCBYNC 3.0

"wind blowing loop 1 🌬" by nsstudios(https://freesound.org/people/nsstudios/sounds/479192/) licensed under CCBY 3.0

Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


Other Links: 




Tale Project 0.8.zip 450 MB
Tale Project 0.8.1.zip 451 MB

Install instructions

  • Download the .zip file
  • Extract the game 
  • Double click on FYP - Game .exe

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