The Tale of Bistun
The Tale of Bistun

The Tale of Bistun is a story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the famous Persian tragic romance “Khosrow and Shirin”. A stone carver with no memory of who he is must traverse blighted lands to discover his identity and the source of a pleading, strangely familiar whisper
The Tale of Bistun is a story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the 12th Century tragic poem “Khosrow and Shirin.” You play as a stone carver who wakes on Mount Bistun with no memory of anything before that moment. An insidious blight has spread, bringing forth many dangerous foes. You must battle through mythical enemies and travel between the real world and an ethereal place of forgotten memories to discover the secret of your past.

Story

On the craggy slopes of Mount Bistun, a stone carver awakens with no memory of who he is nor how he came to be thqere. He soon discovers that a blight is squeezing the life out of nature, tainting the local wildlife and turning it hostile. Encouraged by a strange, pleading whisper, the man journeys between the real world and the mysterious place of forgotten memories, known as the Revelations Realm, in search of answers. But a colossal ancient evil is watching, waiting, and is not best pleased that its plans are being disrupted.

An ancient Persian myth

The Tale of Bistun is a compelling tale of sacrifice and self-discovery inspired by the 12th Century poem “Khosrow and Shirin.” The story takes place in an exotic world of Persian myth, where magic and divine influences shape all that you encounter.

Explore beautiful but blighted lands

As the stone carver, you must traverse the scenic slopes of Mount Bistun to unravel the mystery of your identity and how you came to be on the mountain. Although beautiful, Mount Bistun has been afflicted by a terrible blight, and dangerous creatures wait for unsuspecting adventurers.

Engrave the past

As you explore the mountain, sculpt statues to remind you of your hazy past. Then, you can return to a hub area to carve out beautiful engravings detailing your past experiences and encounters.

Omniscient narrator

The Tale of Bistun is told through an omniscient narrator, who recounts the stone carver’s steps and details his innermost thoughts.

Fast-paced combat

Engage in fast-paced, tactical melee combat against a variety of wicked foes based on Persian mythology. If you’re in danger of being overwhelmed, unleash a devastating special ability to clear your path.

Available Achievements

Unlocked Achievement
Skilled Hands
15 XP
Unlocked Achievement
Accomplished Smithy
15 XP
Unlocked Achievement
These Blades Are Made For Swinging
10 XP
Unlocked Achievement
A Stranger's Diary
15 XP
Unlocked Achievement
Unearth A Qanat
10 XP

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Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OS versionMicrosoft Windows 7, 8.1, 10
OS versionMicrosoft Windows 7, 8.1, 10,11
CPUMobile or desktop Dual-Core, Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 2 X2 or newer architectures are recommended)
CPUDual-Core processors running at 2.5 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 2 X3 or newer architectures are recommended)
Memory2048 MB RAM
Memory4096 MB RAM
GPUAMD/NVIDIA/INTEL integrated, mobile or dedicated graphic card, 1024MB VRAM, DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0 support
GPUAMD/NVIDIA mobile or dedicated graphic card, 2048MB VRAM, DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0 support
DirectXDirectX 10
Storage250 MB available space
Storage500 MB available space
SoundCardIntegrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
SoundCardIntegrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, French, Spanish (Spain), Polish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, German, Portuguese
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