Trilobyte has started a crowd-fund campaign for The 7th Guest 3: The Collector, which will bring the series into the modern age of gaming through touch-screens, mobile and high definition visuals of today's PCs.
The actual gameplay of The 7th Guest 3 will "fairly closely follow" that of The 7th Guest and 11th Hour. They also want full motion video with real actors, and real-time puzzles.
The team are asking for an initial $65,000 to be successfully funded, and that will go towards a "playable mini-version" called T7G3: The 1st Story, which includes the mansions first floor.
"The mansion itself is one large mechanical device, a sequential discovery puzzle. Players will alter its entire configuration by solving puzzles and riddles and tracking down hints and clues. The goal of the game is to configure the mansion in such a way that escape from its confines becomes possible. In a fiendishly Staufian twist on familiar gameplay, rather than working your way into a box within a box, you must work your way out," describes the campaign.
"You’ll need to exercise your sharpest wits not simply to solve individual puzzles, but to strategically plan your path through the house and determine what to do and when to act once you arrive at your destination. Think Da Vinci Code and the BBC’s modern Sherlock in a setting eerier than The Shining, with a story more disturbing that Medak’s The Changeling."
So far over $27k has been pledged with 24 days left on the.
The 7th Guest 3: The Collector crowd-funding, 'full motion and real actors'
07 May 2014 | By Simon Priest