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Posted 2006-09-29 by Tony Walsh
Tale of Tales, an innovative, creative group of game developers, is exhibiting their unique virtual world Endless Forest this Sunday in Roeselare, Belgium. A new avatar will be added to the world in a nod to the exhibition's focus on teens and technology. According to an emailed announcement, "Pixel Me is an art exhibition for young teenagers about communication (technology). It features The Endless Forest next to works by Wim Delvoye, Pina Bausch and Chantal Akerman, Guy Rombouts, etc. For the occasion of this exhibition, we have created a new player avatar that the visitors of the show will be using: the Fawn." In addition to the standard exhibition, the creators of Endless Forest will be performing "ABIOGENESIS," an in-world presentation of twin gods at play. The fun begins at 2pm, Sunday, October 1, 2006.

Tale of Tales will be presenting their Realtime Art Manifesto during the Mediaterra festival at Technopolis in Athens, Greece from October 4 - 8, 2006; Endless Forest is being exhibited at Edge Conditions in the San Jose Museum of Art in California, USA until the end of November, 2006.
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Comment posted by Torley
September 29, 2006 @ 1:10 pm
I always thought Endless Forest reminded me of Bjork, something about her singing in the woods with deer running past. Like the beginning-and-end of Bachelorette. I haven't experienced it yet, but I wonder what will come of it. The animal faces seem flattened, almost anthropomorphic.
Comment posted by Prokofy Neva
September 30, 2006 @ 9:30 am
I love Endless Forest. It's very soothing and the graphics are great. I have moved my animal all over the place. But even though it seems like a simple game, with a pretty intuitive interface, I can't figure out how to play. And it doesn't have any instructions anywhere. Can anyone point me to a tutorial? I wonder if I have become completely hobbled by overexposure to Second Life, that when I get a simple game I can't even intuit it anymore. The thing is, I do click all around and I can't pick up the mushrooms or whatever.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
October 2, 2006 @ 11:25 am
Torley, the deer faces are indeed anthro-style. Frankly, they look slightly disturbing to me :)

Prokofy, there are some helpful pages here--
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