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Bientôt l'été, Tale of Tales' latest, offers a virtual seaside, anonymous chess

Tom Sykes at

A walk on the beach, a conversation in a café, a game of chess - you'll find all these things in this virtual reality simulation/interactive computer progam/notgame/game from Tale of Tales, who previously brought us The Path, Fatale and The Graveyard. Bientôt l'été, or 'It's nearly summer', has just been released for $10 (with an 'extravagant' edition going for $40), and in all likelihood it's the most French game ever made.


GameTrekking interview: "I released a new notgame from Cambodia today"

Duncan Geere at

Back in September 2010, TIGSource's founder Jordan Magnuson set off on an audacious project - travelling around South-East Asia, making indie games about his experiences along the way.

He called the project GameTrekking, and funded it with more than £3,000 of donations solicited from the web. Contributors to the fund get email updates from Magnuson and beta access to games in development, and those who contribute more get postcards from the road, links on his website, and even a credit in the games themselves, which are free, open-source and cross-platform.

PC Gamer spoke to Magnuson about doodling, genocide, and his experiences on the road.