Ares Games announces a partnership with Escape Studios to distribute the English edition of the horror and adventure board game Tales of Evil in the United States and non-European countries. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in December 2018 and is due to release in September 2020, after the backer’s fulfillment will be completed. Tales of Evil is the third game created by the game designer Antonio Ferrara in Ares Games’ portfolio – it follows Last Friday and Stay Away!, published in English language in partnership with Pendragon Studio.

Tales of Evil: horror and adventure board game by Antonio Ferrara.

Tales of Evil is a fully cooperative game for one to six players, who become “Braves” - members of a group of kids called Pizza & Investigation. During each adventure, the young Investigators venture into places inhabited by the forces of evil and need to get out alive, while trying to complete their missions. The outcome of each story is shaped by players’ decisions, and each mission can end in multiple ways. Players interact with the game using the innovative Fusion System, which requires to take real-life actions with direct consequences inside the game, merging fiction (the game) with players’ reality, creating a “treasure hunt” vibe in gameplay.

The game is divided in chapters, and players can “save” the game at the end of a single chapter to resume it when they prefer, making the game playable over multiple sessions. The first campaign of Tales of Evil is “The Mystery of the Demonic Puppet-Mistress.” A friend disappeared, and a demonic entity is in complete control over the haunted house. The Braves must save their friend and defeat the evil entity.

“Antonio is a great designer and we are very happy to add his publishing imprint, Escape Studios, to our catalog” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. “His games are highly playable, strongly thematic, and with Tales of Evil he blends seamlessly so many pop-culture references in a game everybody can enjoy.”

A view of the characters in the game.

"This is the game I would like to play when I was a kid, and now I developed it with the mindfulness of a grown-up. I am honored to collaborate with Ares Games so that it can reach a wider audience after its Kickstarter success,” said Antonio Ferrara, game designer and founder of Escape Studios, a novelist and game designer with a passion for horror movies and books. Together with Sebastiano Fiorillo, his partner at Escape Studios, he is author of Stay Away! and Last Friday.

For more information about Tales of Evil, visit the game’s page on our website, it’s Kickstarter project and the website www.talesofevil.com.

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