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#1079486 - 08/24/16 09:02 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
MaG Offline

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Chris,

Thanks for the update. smile

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#1079493 - 08/24/16 09:16 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the update!

Ana wave
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#1079537 - 08/25/16 03:28 AM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks very much for the update and the video link thumbsup And great to see Robert Hirschboeck scared
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#1079546 - 08/25/16 06:31 AM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the update. thumbsup
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#1079554 - 08/25/16 08:34 AM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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joy
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#1079566 - 08/25/16 10:00 AM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: GBC]
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Thank you for the update, Chris. wave

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#1079941 - 08/27/16 06:18 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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So excited by your update! Yay! Thanks for posting and for all of the hard work that you all are doing-I think you're amazing! urock

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#1138716 - 01/17/18 11:15 AM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Registered: 06/22/15
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OK,

First off, I don't know how or when I forgot to keep posting updates here. Secondly, I am posting a huge game update here!

Yes, it has been since 2016 since I posted an update about the game. Obviously, a lot has happened since then, some good and some bad. We'll get into all that later.

I am pleased to say that despite delays and all sorts of communications snafus, The 13th Doll is expected to release Halloween 2018! yay joy2 It's been a long road but, we are nearing the end of it.

At the current rate of progress, game modeling will be completed around April. There will still be bug testing to complete after that. Then there is the marketing plan and ensuring that we get all of the digital game shops up and ready for launch day. In short, there is a lot to do in the next 9.5 months!

So, What Happened?

The largest contributing factors to the significantly delayed launch are the 3D models we used. The models, some of which literally came from the original The 7th Guest, were designed to be used in pre-rendered videos, not in a free-move live-render environment. This meant having to significantly reduce the polygon count in ALL of the models. The process can only be done manually and in many cases, models had to be re-created from the ground up.

It also didn't help that we lost developers. So right when we had hit our stride, people ended up needing to drop off the project. In fact, some of the people listed on the KS page don't directly work on the project anymore.

Our last big issue was communication. When we realized that things were slowing down, we also slowed down on communication, which was the least intelligent and our most regretted decision. People began to think we "took the money and ran" even though everyone was still working at whatever pace they could.

Where do things stand now?


That being said, we have since bounced back from those issues, released some in-game video on Halloween 2017, and are also doing regular updates again. There is even a weekly DevLog that has been set up, specifically for that purpose.

WHEW!

I know that is a LONG update but, I hope it was worthwhile. I will be more active in this thread going forward. You were all such huge supporters of the game and the originals. I want to ensure that I don't leave you hanging again.

Links below include videos and the link to the DevLog:

video 1
video 2

The 13th Doll DevLog

Thanks everyone for your understanding and patience, I hope that this update starts to make things a little better.

-Chris
The 13th Doll team at Attic Door Productions


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (01/17/18 04:00 PM)
Edit Reason: changed videos to links

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#1138722 - 01/17/18 12:01 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
connie Offline
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Welcome back Chris. I'm anxiously waiting for the release of the game. Thanks for the update. smile
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#1138726 - 01/17/18 12:09 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
The13thDoll Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
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Thanks for the welcome back! I actually jumped in a few other threads of interest too! smile

Also just noticed that this thread has one of the highest all-time view counts of all the threads here! That is awesome!


Edited by The13thDoll (01/17/18 12:23 PM)
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#1138729 - 01/17/18 01:05 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: The13thDoll]
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Very nice to get a post from you. And very much looking forward to playing this game !!

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#1138733 - 01/17/18 01:50 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Chris, I've been keeping them updated periodically, the latest was Here.

Good to see you posting again!

Ana wave
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#1138735 - 01/17/18 02:30 PM Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
The13thDoll Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
Chris, I've been keeping them updated periodically, the latest was Here.

Good to see you posting again!

Ana wave


I hadn't seen that one! Thanks for keeping the flame of love alive for our project in this community!
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