June 24, 2009 8:16 PM | Michael Rose
Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn of Tale of Tales explain:
""Fatale" is based on the legend of Salomé, who, 2000 years ago, demanded the head of John the Baptist as a reward for dancing for her stepfather, King Herod. Oscar Wilde's 1891 interpretation of Salomé as a young woman in love with the prophet is the main inspiration for the project.
In "Fatale" you will be able to explore the scene of this momentous historical event, experiencing the story through the emotions and thoughts of the characters involved."
The guys say the game will be similar to their 2008 indie title 'The Graveyard' and will revolve around the ideas of paintings depicting a frozen moment in time and "fatal
woman who lures men to their downfall".
The game is due for release on 5 October 2009, which is apparently the 78th anniversary of the first public performance of Salomé in English (due to the play's portrayal of certain biblical figures, it was banned from the British stage for almost 50 years). For all the art fans out there, the above image is “Salomé” by Lucien Lévy Dhurmer, 1896.