10 years ago a group of dedicated fans, programmers, and 3D artists embarked upon a singular journey. These fans, dedicated to the legacy of The 7th Guest game franchise, had decided to strike out on their own to give the world a singular gift, a journey back to the enigmatic mansion of famed toymaker Henry Stauf. That journey became The 13th Doll, a game by the fans and for the fans.
Today is an unprecedented event. After a decade of working through long nights and weekends, the Attic Door Production team building the game now has a singular and historic opportunity. It is rare that a fan game with 10 years of development actually comes to fruition. It is rarer still that a fan game is allowed to exist as a not-for-profit entity without licensing conflicts. But, the rarest and nearly unheard of arrangement is for the rights holder of the original game to grant permission for a fan game to have a Kickstarter campaign to assist them in completing the game!
The 13th Doll has been granted that license! We are happy to officially announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. We are still a game by and for fans of The 7th Guest game franchise, but now, we will have an edge that nearly no other fan game has had the opportunity to have. By being allowed to have this Kickstarter, we now have the opportunity to dedicate full-time resources and to make this game the visit that fans have always dreamed of! We have the opportunity to put the game on multiple platforms so that any fan, with any game system will be able to access it. Most importantly, the Kickstarter presents us with the opportunity to get Robert Hirschboeck, Stauf himself, to return to the mansion in all his delightful and twisted glory!
This is not Attic Door Production’s Kickstarter campaign, but, a campaign for all of the fans of The 7th Guest franchise. You have called for this throughout the years, and we have answered. This is your game, and its future is in your hands.
So please. head on over to Kickstarter right now and pledge your support for The 13th Doll. We have some great incentives out there and we’d love nothing more than fans to feel all the more a part of this endeavor. It has been the fans who have kept us going throughout all these years and now it is the fans who will finally help to bring this game to its conclusion.
So, our dear, dear guests, we invite you back. Back to a place of intrigue and horror, back to the halls of blood and terror, back to Stauf’s most humble home in Harley on Hudson. Oh, the table is set, the hour has struck, and the guests have arrived, All we need now is you!