So, we have news! We’ve just signed a deal that would allow us to sell The 13th Doll as a retail game! We’ll be able to sell the game for PC, Mac, etc, and potentially on platforms like Steam, GOG, console, etc.
Additionally, it allows us to cast Robert Hirschboeck as Stauf in the game! (Don’t get TOO excited about that yet tho, as we have yet to contact him and put that part together. It’s still great to have options.)
As always, this game remains a game that is built BY fans and FOR fans, and the licensing deal does not change that. This is by no means an official 7th Guest game, or a sequel of any kind – it’s still a fangame, the way it should be. 😀
So, this deal is contingent on us finding funding to finish the game – we’re seeking to raise enough for us to focus on the game full time, and to raise the bar on some things we’d planned, but scrapped for technical or logistic reasons.
So, in the coming weeks, we’ll be planning crowdfunding – probably a kickstarter. We need everyone to help us spread the word! We have 600 members here, and we hope to add many more to make the KS successful!
For the record, we owe a lot of gratitude to the team at Trilobyte! Without them, this deal would not have been possible. They have been very courteous to The 13th Doll over the years, and never has it been more apparent than now! That said, I know some of the people in this group have been a bit…. cynical towards them. At this time tho, our group can’t be happier, and I ask that you not speak negatively about them.
This is a time to celebrate! This is a time for hope! This is a time for new possibilities, and a time that allows us to make the game that we want to make, something that’s never been possible until now! The journey here has been long, strange, and difficult, and we’re very grateful that you’re still with us. As always, I sincerely thank you for hanging in with us.