Earlier today, Attic Games announced that their entry into The 7th Guest franchise, The 13th Doll, would be releasing on Halloween of this year. The game was made possible due to a successful Kickstarter campaign, and licensing the franchise from its owners, Trilobite Software.
The 13th Doll will take place after the events of the first game, and feature its survivor, Tad. He and his psychologist will travel back to the Stauf Mansion in a misguided attempt to help Tad overcome his trauma. After falling foul of the estate’s lingering evil, players can help either Tad or his psychologist traverse the mansion and overcome mind-bending challenges in a bid to escape, learning more about the evil toymaker, Stauf, and his mysterious doll along the way.
The 7th Guest was a horror-puzzle franchise that began in 1993 on the PC and Philips CD-i. The original title and franchise namer, The 7th Guest, was regarded as both a cult classic and technological innovator, featuring then state-of-the-art 3D rendering and Full Motion Video (FMV) cutscenes throughout. A sequel, The 11th Hour, was released in 1995. The 13th Doll will feature similar gameplay to its predecessors, as well as traditional FMV cutscenes – actor Robert Hirschboeck of the first game will be reprising his role as Stauf.
The 13th Doll will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam. A release trailer for the game may be found below.