Tin Hearts Gets New Animated Short Set in the Game’s Universe

Publisher Wired Productions and developer Rogue Sun have released a new animated short film set in the world of Tin Hearts narrated by Stephen Fry. Titled ‘The Little Soldier Who Dared’, the new animated short is a whimsical and remarkable animated adventure that acts as a prequel to the upcoming narrative-based puzzle game Tin Hearts. You can stream The Little Soldier Who Dared on YouTube right now and it will launch soon as a free audiobook exclusively via Spotify.

We have linked the new animated short The Little Soldier Who Dared below for you:

Serving as a prequel to the game Tin Hearts, it is narrated by Stephen Fry who is a legendary actor/comedian/writer. Albert, an inventor of the Victorian Times, and his daughter Rose travel to a toymaking convention to show off their wares and have an important meeting and its outcome could change their destiny. However, Albert’s toys are special in ways unknown to him and he is not aware of what goes on at night when the convention hall is emptied of its crowds. The animated short film is written by Kostas Zarifis and Mike Faraday, Art by Taufiq Permana, Animation by Thor Hayton, and Sound & Music by Matthew Chastney.

Rogue Sun founder and Managing Director Kostas Zarifis comments:

I first worked alongside Stephen Fry whilst developing the critically acclaimed Fable games at Lionhead Studios. We always had a vision for an expanded story on Tin Hearts, so when our Publisher suggested making a prequel story, with this wild vision of audiobooks and animation, we were in love straight away. Wired then went on to suggest Stephen as the voice they wanted, which we thought was awesome, but maybe too ambitious! Time has moved on since Fable and our passion project for the last several years seemed a million miles away from our Lionhead days. But Wired were pretty confident and within days we heard Stephen was up for it and willing to record over a weekend between shooting in LA. The whole project came together in mere weeks! Alongside our writing team, I was able to start crafting a new story and pour even more into the universe we’ve been building with Tin Hearts. It has been an equally surreal and exciting part of this development and we feel so lucky to have Stephen involved.

Tin Hearts Animated Short

Tin Hearts is currently available on Nintendo Switch and the PC launch is slated for May 16, 2023, via Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and Utomik. The game is releasing on PS4, PS5, and Xbox consoles on the same date as well. All additional information is available on the official website of the game. Apart from its normal release, Tin Hearts is also heading to VR platforms PCVR, PSVR2, and Meta Quest 2 later this year. Additional details will be shared at a later date. During Gamescom 2022, Tin Hearts won the ‘Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Game’.

Are you looking forward to playing Tin Hearts and what are your thoughts on the new animated short film released for the game? Let us know in the comments section below.

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