This is how Tale of Tales (The Path, The Graveyard) creators Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn describe their new game, Fatale, which is based on the biblical story of Salomé:
That's a hell of a pitch for a game, don't you think?
Here's a little background, paraphrased from the Book of Matthew and Wikipedia: Herod Antipas, king of Gallilee, is married to his brother's ex-wife, Herodias, who has a daughter, Salomé. John the Baptist denounces the marriage, pissing Herodias off in the process. So, Herodias manipulates her hot daughter into "dancing" for her husband, who is so enamored that he promises her anything in the world. Naturally, she requests the head of John the Baptist, preferably without the rest of him.
There's an artsy fartsy twist, though: Tale of Tales' Fatale will be based on an Oscar Wilde play (Salomé), which is itself based on the biblical legend. Wilde's version is a touch different: Salomé ends up (ahem) kissing the severed head of Lil' Jon the Baptist. Fatale will be released on October 5th, the 78th anniversary of the play's first English performance.
It sounds like an ambitious project and I can certainly appreciate the nod to Wilde, but I'm a little wary: our Ahmadinejad-look-alike in residence didn't have many nice things to say about either The Path or The Graveyard, and I can't imagine that Tale of Tales' newest undertaking will be much different.
[Via Offworld; image is Aubrey Beardsley's Salomé]
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