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Kickstarter In Our Future ?!

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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.


The 7th Guest: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Hi All,

Trilobyte announced the launch of a special 20th Anniversary Edition of The 7th Guest in partnership with MojoTouch yesterday.  The Anniversary Edition has been re-mastered/upscaled to HD quality, has multiple music options (including an orchestrated score), better audio for voiceovers, and some bonus features, including deleted scenes and a copy of the original The 7th Guest novel.  The user interface has been re-done as well in order to accommodate touch-screen devices.  The entire game soundtrack by The Fat Man is available as well!  For a full list of features, check out the YoutTube video below:

The app is old for $5.99 but is currently on sale for $3.99 as special launch pricing.

Any fan of The 7th Guest, The 11th Hour, or The 13th Doll, should run, not walk, to take advantage of the discount pricing.

Find the game now on Google PlayAmazon, or Mojo Touch!

Congratulations to the team at Trilobyte Games and Mojo Touch!

The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour Officially Back on PC!

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On the morning of 2/2/2012, Trilobyte LLC, GOG.com (Good old Games), and DotEmu.com made an amazing announcement that rocked the very foundations of the earth.  For the first time in over a decade, The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour are once again officially available on the PC!

The two games that revolutionized the PC gaming industry in the 90s have now come home in an official and supported manner.

While those who still have the original game discs can choose to run emulators to play the games, these official releases will enable those who no longer have their game discs and/or were never exposed to the games will finally have access to these classics.

The DotEmu site has already been updated and the games are available for purchase now.  At the time of this article, GOG.com has yet to make any official announcement, though sources clearly point to the release coming soon.

From all of us here at The 13th Doll project, we congratulate Trilobyte on their return to the PC market, and look forward to seeing what the future may hold for Stauf and his puppets.


http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20120202%2FBIZ%2F202020304 – Mail Tribune

http://www.dotemu.com/en/dotemucom-re-launches-the-7th-guest-and-the-11th-hour – DotEmu.com official announcement

200 Facebook Fans! + more

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Hello All,

First off, we hit over 200 members in our Facebook group a day or two ago! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. Those numbers are amazing and are growing a little every day. We had no idea that so many people were out there and willing to support us.

We have also gained 2 new developers so, that is going to help tremendously in terms of moving things forward.

OK, now for the serious part of this post. We’re currently working with Trilobyte to sort out an official License for the game, which is really great news.

One of our goals in creating this game was to prove that there was still life in the T7G franchise, and to convince a developer to make an OFFICIAL T7G3.  As you likely know, Trilobyte Games is back, and currently developing an official T7G3.  That’s great news for all of us fans, and I’d like to think that The 13th Doll project played a role in it.

Anyway, with the return of Trilobyte, comes the need to protect the intellectual property of the 7th Guest franchise.  The legal agreement is still being worked on, so nobody panic about any rumors, until a license is actually agreed upon and signed!

I do want to say that Trilobyte and Rob Landeros have been EXTREMELY gracious to us over the years – from providing advice on modeling techniques, to posting a link to us on his websites to working with us on the license!  If anyone remembers the fiasco that King’s Quest IX went through, you’ll understand – and that is one of the few fangames met with legal issues that had a positive outcome.

So, thanks to Rob Landeros, and everyone at Trilobyte.  Wish them luck with T7G3, and be thankful that they are allowing us to continue with our game!