The 7th Guest: 3 announced for PC and mobile

Sequel to 90s adventure games in the works; will probably head to Kickstarter next month.

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The 7th Guest: 3, a sequel to classic 90s adventure The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, is in the works for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Charlie McHenry, co-founder of original developer Trilobyte, announced the project to Polygon. The 7th Guest: 3 retains the same emphasis on puzzles as its predecessor, but is now rendered in realtime 3D as opposed to the full motion video of the 1993 original, which was one of the earliest games to ship on CD-ROM as opposed to floppy disks.

"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. "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."

Some of the original 90s development team are returning for The 7th Guest: 3, and the team is planning on launching a Kickstarter campaign for the game next month provided they can't secure funding by alternative means.

Development on The 7th Guest: 3 is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, according to McHenry.

Discussion

35 comments
WaxTheTrip
WaxTheTrip

The can-puzzle in kitchen was freaking badass... "I don't think you CAN do this".

Metronoid
Metronoid

This is my favorite game of all time, the first game is better played in the Philips CD-I, I need to buy a new one since mine is broken. I will support it a lot in kickstarter. Who knos someday Sierra can follow the step and release Phantasmagoria 3?

expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

After this news, I'd love to read "Kickstarter is going to fund a new racing game by Geoff Crammond"...

theperm
theperm

The author looks like the scarecrow from Batman Begins

hadlee73
hadlee73

We've had The 7th Guest, followed by The 11th Hour. The third one should be called The 15th Turnip!

theperm
theperm

Wait this was the game that had 19 cd roms right?  I don't think i made it past the install screen

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

So great that this series is getting a renaissance.

yaba
yaba

Another Kickstarter campaign to fund game development? Come on, this is an established series, not an unknown from an upstart. How about you use your own money to fund development and charge people for it afterward? You know, like how the game business did it up until this point?

ziproy
ziproy

One of the best games no one's ever heard of. Gotta love Kickstarter bringing back to life game series that I think all of us could agree would never see the light of day again (I mean how many middle school shooter fans would ever pick this up).

You can't make this game fast enough, just let me know when the kickstarter is

Pandajuicy
Pandajuicy

The 7th Guest was a very important part of my childhood so I welcome this announcement with glee.

the_craig
the_craig

Back when I first played the 7th guest I loved it right up until I got lost in the maze.
Years later I bought it again on my ipad and was loving it right up until I got lost in the damn maze...

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

I wonder if it will be on GOG like the first two are.

lifegee13
lifegee13

ok great, now all I need is Police Quest and Under a Killing Moon. the 90's still had the best games when it comes to pc classic. also need Front Page sports NFL football.

Lothos_Delion
Lothos_Delion

The seventh guest was one of the first CDROM titles I ever owned. Myst being the first. I bought both the seventh guest and eleventh hour. Looking forward to this one.

brxricano
brxricano

OMG i remember this game! I got it free for for my first desktop ever, the IBM Aptiva, a x386 PC XD. at the time i was so blown away i started looking at the sides of and all around my tower trying to figure out how the thing was running this "amazing looking" software ROFL! 

Classic line from the game: Theyre all playing poker, and one of the girls declare, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours." BAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!! ANd fuck those puzzles were ballz hard. Ugh that frackin chess puzzle. Never finished the game since you could just go on the CD and dbl click 'ending.avi'! LMAOOO

XxTheEvilxX
XxTheEvilxX

This is awesome. I used to love these games. It was fun trying to figure out some of these crazy puzzles. I screamed at my computer more than a couple of times. Awesome News!

dogfather76
dogfather76

This is great news.  The first one was a great game and I even liked the sequel.  I still remember the solution to the chess puzzle to this day.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

Heh didn't see that one coming. I remember playing the 7th guest on my old mac as a kid.

FowlBeast
FowlBeast

Who else used to get pissed off at the flowers on the bed? I loved this game when I was a kid.

Ballbert
Ballbert

Really enjoyed these games back then, looking forward to this :)

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

oh man, this was the game that i got first on my CDi, was truely something unique, had the funkiest of music scores as well. "play a game 7th guest" on youtube bitches! its epic! yeah!

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I remember my Dad booting this game up on our ancient IBM PC twenty years ago and being amazed at the graphics and real time video. He had to upgrade his Ram because the game kept crashing. Fun times. Wow, I'm getting old. Lol

Double-Ego
Double-Ego

Wow i remember playing this as a young kid , was pretty spooky and the puzzles were fun.

fatee
fatee moderator

I remember being AMAZED at the graphics of 7th guest - I even pushed my "Turbo" button on my 486 DX for it.

harleyd_78
harleyd_78

@theperm Nope, it was only on two discs because they used CD-Roms for it which was relatively unheard of. 11th Hour had I think 5 discs (one for every "hour" of play) though.

expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

@yaba for a gaming series which is returning almost 20 years after its latest release, I understand the Kickstarter funding. And people more famous than McHenry are using this tool too, like Tim Schafer.

Azghouls
Azghouls

I agree however you'll be surprised how many people don't know that game. Let me give you an example that happened to me just recently.

I decent population of my workplace are gamers - I mentioned about Planescape Torment (in reference to the kickstarter program) and guess what - no one ever heard of that game bar one (I think the population here is around 20).

Yet add CoD next to it, then it's a different story.

JenLeelmp
JenLeelmp

@lifegee13 @lifegee13 You are in luck!  The new "Under A killing Moon" adventure is in production right now. Project Fedora!  (code name)  $15 will get you in the door, more will get you some nice perks.   www.texmurphy.com

WaxTheTrip
WaxTheTrip

The only impossible puzzle for me was that f*cking can puzzle where the only vowel you can use is Y... Walkthrough was definitely necessary.

WaxTheTrip
WaxTheTrip

@harleyd_78 You got that almost right; The 11th Hour had 4 discs.

Still have original copies of both The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour.

Even though both games had some flaws, I still love playing these from year after year.

There is just that special "something" in those games :)

expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

@theperm @harleyd_78 Phantasmagoria, with seven CD-ROMs, and Byzantine, another full-motion-video adventure, with six, were the games I knew with most required media...