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Bientôt l'été is a two-player video game developed by Tale of Tales, a Belgian developer specializing in art video games. The main action of the game takes place when one player enters the house in the level, in which he is connected to a player playing his opposite sex and has a virtual conversation with him or her using enigmatic quotes taken from Marguerite Duras' novel Moderato Cantabile spread out on a chess board. The player does not have to play chess, he/she only places chess pieces on specific cases with quotes in order to progress the conversation to his liking. The player can also tumble those chess pieces, in some way rejecting the responses.

The game is mainly inspired by French writer Marguerite Duras and the notion of the "Nouveau roman" (new novel), a literary movement in France in the 1950's rejecting the concepts of main narrative and main characters, and instead focusing on individual objects and deconstructed phrases based on sporadic thoughts, a movement that would influence cinema years later with the French New Wave. The book quoted in the game, Moderato Cantabile, is seen by many as Duras' first experimental work, one that represents her literary style as truly unique.

Customers who purchase Bientôt l'été on Steam gain the ability to play their license on Macs and PC's via Steam Play.

System Requirements

Windows

MinimumRecomended
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 7600, Radeon X1600
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM

Mac

MinimumRecomended
  • OS: 10.6.8
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 7600, Radeon X1600
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
  • OS: 10.6.8
  • Processor: 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 3 MB RAM

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