Spicy Horse Games launched its dark fairytale adventure American McGee's Grimm on Steam Greenlight late yesterday, according to the game's Greenlight database page.
Grimm takes the classic Grimm's fairytales that have been "watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings" over the centuries — like Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and Beauty and the Beast — and brought them closer to their roots. These tales were once written as cautionary stories meant to teach children lessons, and McGee's Grimm follows these often chilling stories' original tellings. Players step into the shoes of Grimm the dwarf, who will transform these stories back into their first dark iterations.
American McGee's Grimm was originally released as 23 individual episodes between July 2008 and April 2009 for Windows PC through GameTap. Each episode is a standalone based on a different fairytale and is about 30 minutes long.
In response to a forum question asking if all 23 episodes would be released on Steam as one game, a representative for Spicy Horse said the studio has yet to determine a release schedule and pricing.
"Each chapter is quite large — multi-hundred megabytes each," reads the response "So if we offer them as a single pack, you're looking at a massive single download. Might be better to split them up and keep the price per episode low."