The sequel to classic puzzler/adventure game, The 7th Guest, is currently in development for iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows PC, according to Polygon, who spoke with Trilobyte Games’ co-founder, Charlie McHenry, today. The game should feature the atmospheric horror and clever puzzles that the series, which includes The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, is known for. The 7th Guest 3 will be set in the Stauf Mansion, as well, and should be in real-time 3D, instead of that pre-rendered stuff of the past. Whew.
“In the world of The 7th Guest: 3, you will re-enter the mysterious and magical mansion, newly restored with games, puzzles and artifacts,” said McHenry in a chat with Polygon. “But it is still haunted, as players will soon discover. You will learn more about what happened on that terrible night, and discover the real story and previously hidden secrets of the gaming world’s most mysterious toymaker.”
The team developing the new game includes some of the original folks from the 90s team, plus some new ones to help with puzzle design. The development team hopes to finish the title in the next 12 to 18 months, and is looking for funding partners to collaborate with. They might even start a Kickstarter campaign, depending on how the collaboration goes.
It’ll be great to get a new game that honors the past fan-favorites while taking advantage of newer gaming technologies, puzzle design, and the like. We’ll keep an eye out for any more info as it comes along, of course.