Thanks to our developer James, we now have some information to pass along to the masses!
As of right now, the ENTIRE Stauf Mansion is fully navigable in the game! In total around 95% of the visual game assets have been built and rendered.
The team also welcomed a new artist sometime in the past year to assist with getting all of the game art set. This was probably a contributing factor to the majority of the visual layout being completed.
The area that is most lacking right now is in the area of puzzle development and implementation. There are currently 2 or 3 playable puzzles in the game. However, there are somewhere between 18-21 puzzles currently planned for the game.
Now, that being said, there is a reason for this. Our programmers work on a volunteer basis. This means that when they have projects that help to challenge and expand their programming skills outside of T13D or actually help to put food on the table, those projects will likely and justifiably take precedence over this one.
The best thing anyone can do to push the team forward is to encourage them and, if possible, to find us some more help. Many hands make light work.
There is currently no information on the finalization of game dialog or any of the full motion video at this point in time. However, these are going to be the last things on the development list.
Lastly, I have personally set up a reminder in my Google Calendar for the 13th of every month in order to touch base and provide some kind of update. I have also let our lead developer know this so that he will be able to provide everyone with an accurate development snapshot prior to that date.
That is all for now. Stay tuned for more in the future.
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The 13th Doll - the fan made sequel based on the original computer game The 7th Guest by Trilobyte, Inc.