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#1006431 - 03/13/15 10:27 PM 13th Doll Update
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Just an FYI to let you know the game is back in production! I don't know about you all but I am excited!

You can check on the game Here.

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Friday the 13th Game Progress Update! we decided to hit the game pretty hard back in January. We hadn't really worked on it substantially in about a year, maybe more. James and I talked about it, and decided to just crank through it and get the thing done. A few weeks later, I was relishing the thought of how nice it would be to have another programmer on the team, and I couldn't believe it - the very next day I got a message from Matt, one of our old programmers, wanting to help out. Working on the game again feels right, and we're making amazing progress:

The game is being created in Unity3d, using the recently released Unity 5 (which looks amazing, btw).
We've created a new structure for puzzles that streamlines development, and makes things function in the same way. To the player, it won't make much difference, but it makes programming puzzles way easier.

James is working hard on 3d models. They're all very nearly finished, but most have some minor artifacts that need correction. Here's where we sit:
Of 26 planned puzzles:
8 are complete
3 are in progress
a handful were done prior to the new format, and will need redone, but won't be too big a challenge.
All of the rooms are 95% complete, and James is sorting through minor issues with them.
5 rooms are totally complete, and in the game with puzzles being integrated.
We have an end date in mind, but aren't going to spill that just yet. It's ambitious, but we're on target to meet it. smile emoticon We appreciate all of the support you guys have given us. Please keep it up smile emoticon


Update 7-6
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Kickstarter in our future?!?!?
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 smile emoticon
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.


Ana wave


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (Yesterday at 09:54 PM)
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#1006434 - 03/13/15 10:50 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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That's great news, Ana. wave

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#1006435 - 03/13/15 10:53 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana, these are great news!
But is the game actually back? The last blog entry there is June 13, 2014...

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#1006436 - 03/13/15 11:00 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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It certainly is! I edited my update. See the first post.
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#1006441 - 03/13/15 11:38 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yes, that's more reassuring, thanks smile

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#1006461 - 03/14/15 05:18 AM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: Iurii]
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Thank you, BrownEyedTigre .... Good news, eh ?? laugh
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#1006466 - 03/14/15 05:21 AM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Sounds Good! Thanks for the update Ana!
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#1006485 - 03/14/15 09:39 AM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Really great news!

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#1006802 - 03/16/15 06:45 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Strange....it looks like the only link that works on their website (http://www.t7g3.com/) is the Forum link. All the rest are apparently broken.

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#1006803 - 03/16/15 07:00 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I got the message straight from the developers so that is what matters. They may not be updating anything else, the important thing is they are working on the game.
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#1019773 - 06/22/15 03:53 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi all,

I am one of The 13th Doll team members. I can confirm that we are still hard at work on the game and, in fact, we just posted an official teaser trailer last night!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMOAC000_Ys

The website has had some problems in the past but, we are usually posting an update once a month. We are available at http://the13thdoll.com , http://t7g3.com (same site) and at http://facebook.com/groups/the13thdoll .

If you have any questions or comments about the game I would be happy to answer them here as well. As you will see in the video, we have made a TON of progress and we are extremely proud of the way things are turning out.

Special thanks to BrownEyedTigre/Ana for keeping the light of the project alive here on the GameBoomers forums! We are so glad to have additional fans out there!


Edited by The13thDoll (06/22/15 03:54 PM)
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#1019774 - 06/22/15 04:04 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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welcome to GameBoomers The13thDoll

I can't wait for the game!

Ana wave
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#1019777 - 06/22/15 04:34 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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welcome The13th Doll. You have found the right spot for game lovers.
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#1019783 - 06/22/15 04:59 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi to Ana and everyone else! Thanks for the welcome. Please consider this thread to be open game in terms of asking for updates/etc.

As of right now:
-Teaser Trailer Released
-Entire 1st floor completed
-Heine and Knox's rooms completed
-16-18 Puzzles out of 26 completed
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#1019784 - 06/22/15 05:15 PM Re: 13th Doll Update [Re: The13thDoll]
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Thank you for the update. wave

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