Auriea Harvey


Auriea Harvey is the first Professor of Games at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel and co-founder (together with Michaël Samyn) of Videogame studio Tale of Tales in Belgium.

Tale of Tales develops digital entertainment for those who are looking for something different in the available choice of video games. The games of Samyn and Harvey disrupt the conventions that determine game culture (rules, competition and action) and introduce new forms of interaction and storytelling. Their purpose is to create more elegant and emotionally rich interactive entertainment. For this purpose, Tale of Tales features innovative forms of interaction, engaging poetic narratives and simple controls. Their creations are high-tech but deeply rooted in cultural tradition, with references to religious and mythological texts and folk tales and an aesthetics derived from pre-modern pictorial art.