A Painter’s Tale tells the story of the tiny Italian village of Curon Venosta by mixing reality and fiction. The old Curon was flooded by the waters of Lake Reschen in 1950 due to the construction of a dam. What lies beneath the famous bell tower still emerging from the lake?
A Painter’s Tale: Curon, 1950, now availabe on Steam, is a story about love and resistance, a narrative adventure game about historical memory. The bell tower that comes out of the lake is the last memento of the old Südtirol village of Curon, flooded by the waters of Lake Reschen in 1950 due to the construction of a dam, despite the protest of the citizens. The plans for the dam started during the Fascist era, opposing the interests of a big industrial group to the wellbeing of the villagers, who were forced to leave their homes and pastures.
The game has been developed by Monkeys Tales Studio in collaboration with IVIPRO.