The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest's fan-made sequel reaches $40k Kickstarter goal

The 7th Guest's fan-made sequel reaches $40k Kickstarter goal

Succeeds where the actual The 7th Guest 3 failed, has rights holder's permission.

Last year The 7th Guest developer Trilobyte launched a crowdfunding campaign for a third game in the series. The effort was a failure though, with the developer only raising $41,218 of its $65K goal. Yet a group of fans at Attic Door Productions have raised even more than that to fund their own fan-made sequel, The 13th Doll.

Currently at $41,891 with another 15 days on the clock, Attic Door's successor was given the go-ahead by The 7th Guest's license holder to move forward with the project if it could raise the funds to do so. The fledgling studio has done just that, as it shot past its $40k goal only halfway through its campaign.

How did the unofficial fans do what the original series creator's couldn't? The jury is still out on that one, but based on The 13th Doll's Kickstarter page, it seems like Attic Door knows what it's doing with a smart pitch, lots of stylish early gameplay footage, a coherent outline, and a firm grasp of what made the original game so special.

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The 7th Guest 3 launches a crowdfunding campaign

The 7th Guest 3 launches a crowdfunding campaign

Film and TV adaptations are in the works.

The 7th Guest developer Trilobyte has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the third game in the series, The 7th Guest 3: The Collector.

Trilobyte announced this project last year and even launched a Kickstarter for it in November, but that only managed to reach $121,318 of its $435K goal. This new goal of only $65K seems much more attainable.

The 7th Guest 3 is currently being developed for PC, Mac, Linux and iOS. It will see players revisiting the series' haunted puzzle box mansion, where they'll explore the remnants of the mysterious toy maker, Old Man Stauf. By rummaging through the manor you'll discover the cruel fate that bestowed six people Stauf once invited over for a dinner party. Think of it like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory only with more torture chambers and gruesome deaths and you'll get the idea.

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