The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 05:11 PM

Please help The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll get Greenlit on Steam by voting here.

Also, the Kickstarter is now live, so you can check it out Here.

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The 13th Doll is a game created by and for fans of The 7th Guest series! It began as an all volunteer, freeware passion project. Recently, the developers were granted the license to create the game as a retail product. We're currently running a Kickstarter to fund the game - please take a look!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64161490/the-13th-doll-a-fan-game-of-the-7th-guest

In the 7th Guest, evil toymaker Henry Stauf built a mansion, and invited 6 guests. A 7th Guest, Tad, snuck in and was trapped there, afflicted by mystifying spirits, dolls and the ghosts of the other guests - until he defeated Stauf.

The 13th Doll ties in with the events of The 7th Guest. A decade after Tad managed to escape the mansion, he is still haunted by the souls, dolls, and Stauf's victims he left behind. So haunted, in fact, that the young man now resides in a mental institution - misunderstood, plagued by guilt and obsessed with one idea: to escape the dreary padded walls of his asylum cell, return to the mansion - the site of his innermost fears - to rescue those he left behind and defeat Stauf once and for all!

Soon, a new doctor by the name of Richmond arrives in the asylum. Naïve to the legacy of Henry Stauf, and equally bewildered and intrigued by the fantastic legend, the staunch rationalist plans to take Tad on a cathartic trip back to the mansion.

This unconventional therapy attempt rapidly turns into a fateful journey, unravelling Tad and Richmond's contrasting worldviews and leading the unlikely duo straight into a horrifying vortex of lies, illusions, lunacy and death. And soon a blood-curdling question arises: Have the two visitors really made their way to Stauf's harrowing home on their own accord or are they mere pawns in a much grander, inescapable scheme?

While playing The 13th Doll, a lot of time will be spent navigating through gloomy sites, concealed rooms and maze areas from an immersive first person perspective. Thanks to the game being developed in Unity3d, this becomes an advanced and engaging experience, as the engine allows free movement and a fully accessible environment in detailed high-definition visuals. For the first time, players will be able to explore every inch of Stauf's residence and face all its eerie inhabitants up close and personal. A plethora of interactive, delightfully animated objects will bring even the most desolate locations to life.

Logic puzzles were an integral part of The 7th Guest's gameplay, and The 13th Doll follows suit. We've designed 26 original brain-teasers, all varying in style and offering a wide array of intellectual challenges. These diabolical creations are found throughout the game - whether it be card tricks, pathfinding and chess challenges, or even artificial intelligence puzzles versus Henry Stauf himself!


Happy Gaming!


Ana wave
Posted by: connie

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 05:44 PM

Voted on Steam and Pledged for the Kickstarter. happydance
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 05:50 PM

thanks Ana I'll check it out. thumbsup
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 06:05 PM

Done !! And thanks, BrownEyedTigre happydance
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 09:25 PM

Yeah, we didn't intend to launch the Kickstarter today but, Ryan put the link on the greenlight page. If people could hold off on jumping on Reddit and such so we can launch it properly tomorrow, that would be great!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 09:34 PM

oops lol Well I was your second pledger on the Kickstarter so you'll have a jumpstart tomorrow.

Ana wave
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 09:36 PM

However, we do appreciate all the support we have already gotten. It is mind blowing how many people have been jumping on without any formal announcement on our part. Thank you to everyone!
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/26/15 09:38 PM

I already pledged (and voted) also.
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/27/15 07:48 AM

Thanks for all those who have been supporting us, and for BrownEyedTigre who got this post up so quickly. Even prior to official launch, we have reached 10% of our goal, which is pretty amazing.

Official launch will be sometime in the next couple of hours! I'm doing a lot of prepping of posts all over the place right now!

Edit: We have OFFICIALLY launched the Kickstarter as of 9:13 EDT (13:13 UTC)

Edit 2: We are on reddit now too!

https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/3ernpp/the_13th_doll_a_historic_fan_game_kickstarter_a/
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/27/15 10:43 AM

Wishing you a successful Kickstarter!
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/27/15 03:23 PM

The Fat Man who did the music from the original game actually supported us!
Posted by: Tracy

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/27/15 04:59 PM

Hi 13th Doll team. I wanted to pop my head in and say that I've joined in on Kickstarter and made a donation.
So excited about this game, and I hope it gets fully funded! : )

Good luck you guys, and thank you for doing this. I loved the 7th Guest so much, and so this is like a dream come true. : )

Tracy
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/27/15 07:34 PM

Tracy, thank you so much for your support! Again, this game is for fans like you and everyone else here. The Greenlight appears to be doing well too.

Just popping in to thank everyone again! Our Kickstarter is up to 27%! We've had some great articles written out there about us so far. We are hoping to see more too!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/29/15 10:22 PM

I'm happy to see it doing so well!
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 08:20 AM

Thanks! Yes, we thought we were doing well last night... Then we looked this morning and found that overnight we gained nearly 100 backers and were at nearly 40% funded. At last check, we are now at 41%+ !!

This is insane, in a good way!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 10:08 AM

It must be the GameBoomer coverage! That's my story and I'm sticking with it. lol

Let's hope it stays at this momentum!

Ana wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 10:39 AM

Yes, let's !! thumbsup

And I agree with you, BrownEyedTigre .... It MUST be the Gameboomer coverage lol
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 01:39 PM

In all seriousness GameBoomers was basically the ONLY forum to keep tabs on our game through the years! We were totally grateful when we found this lone forum advocating for our success! So yes, because of this forum we have held on to an audience that we didn't even know we had!

So, in fact, GameBoomers has played a significant role in our success!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 02:24 PM

Thank you for the compliment! Much appreciated.

Ana wave
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 07:43 PM

WE JUST BROKE 50% FUNDED! Can't...even...no...words. crazy eek blush evil snicker scared dance yay devilchili
Posted by: Marian

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 07:51 PM

woot
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/30/15 08:22 PM

That's awesome!
Posted by: connie

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/31/15 07:35 AM

happydance
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 07/31/15 10:38 PM

Fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/03/15 09:50 AM

As of this morning we are at 66%, 2/3 funded on Kickstarter! You are all amazing! This week we are hoping to reach a larger market of gamers because, most of the fans of T7G and Adventure Games know about the project.

If you want to help with that effort, here are some sites to "drop a line" to, especially the top three! Please don't spam them over and over, just 1 message will do. If we can get enough people telling the bigger gaming blogs about The 13th Doll, who knows, maybe we can get featured, which would be huge!

- Joystiq/Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/about/contact/
- IGN: http://www.ign.com/support/editorial
- Kotaku: tips@kotaku.com
- Game Rant: info@gamerant.com
- EuroGamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/contact.php

Thanks for your support everyone!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/11/15 07:00 PM

Congratulations to 13th Doll for a successful Kickstarter! woot

Ana wave
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/11/15 10:02 PM

WOOOOOO FUNDED! Sorry it took so long to post here but, it's been busy!! laugh
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/12/15 11:41 AM

Yeah !!!! Got the email as well as BrownEyedTigre's announcement !!!! yay yay yay
Posted by: connie

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/12/15 12:45 PM

happydance yay rah
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/21/15 09:10 AM

Our latest Kickstarter update is from Robert Hirschboeck, Mr. Henry Stauf himself!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/641...t/posts/1330371

6+ Days Left!
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/21/15 02:01 PM

Mr. Hirschboeck just backed our Kickstarter!

See his comment!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/641...omment-10899034
Posted by: Marian

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/21/15 02:03 PM

That's great news. thumbsup
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/21/15 03:29 PM

WooHoo!

Ana wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/21/15 04:07 PM

Yes, I saw that !! Hehehe. Good stuff, eh ?? thumbsup
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/25/15 05:44 PM

It's OFFICIAL! STAUF is back! Robert Hirchboeck is officially on-board for The 13th Doll!

::Throws out The Fainting Couch™::
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/25/15 05:56 PM

That is so awesome!
Posted by: connie

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/26/15 06:40 AM

happydance
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/26/15 11:51 AM

"It's OFFICIAL! STAUF is back! Robert Hirchboeck is officially on-board for The 13th Doll!"

Wow !!!! bravo
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 05/03/16 10:23 PM

Hi all,

Yes, it has been a while since an official update here on Gameboomers which I blame myself for. There was some huge burn-out after the Kickstarter but, since then the team has bounced back significantly.

In fact, this past weekend we filmed all the live action scenes with the man himself Robert Hirschboeck!

Sadly, I couldn't be there for the filming, as I live on the east coast and the filming was in Iowa. That being said, I've seen some of the raw footage and it is everything that fans of the T7G series could possibly want! The story and characters are much more aligned with the original game as well, which really helps.

Here is a picture of (honestly someone I don't know on the back left) followed by Ryan our lead developer, Peder the live action director and videographer and Shane our lead artist. In front, the man, the myth, the legend Stauf himself, Robert Hirschboeck!

http://www.t7g3.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/13083373_10153935525375219_857870553594798881_n.jpg

Please check out the Facebook group for more behind the scenes photos with Hirschboeck and the rest of the cast. There is even a video someone got of Stauf mocking him!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 05/03/16 11:17 PM

Thanks, the 13thDoll!

Ana wave
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 05/04/16 11:07 AM

I'll make it a point to pop in with more frequent updates because you guys have always been awesome. I'll try to keep them at around once a month or so.

The filming process over the past couple of weeks has been amazing, even witnessing it at a distance.

-Chris

EDIT: Here is a still shot taken from the filming 2 weeks ago, prior to Stauf being on-set.

https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/025...1e26fa78c104ef9

Do you recognize the man on the floor? Should be vaguely familiar if you think of the end of the first game... laugh
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 05/04/16 11:52 AM

My memory is not that great anymore. It's been a long time! Love the doll!
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 05/04/16 08:57 PM

That would be Tad Gorman, the boy from the original game. (No, not the same actor...LOL)

We just posted an update with more pictures!
http://www.t7g3.com/2016/05/development-update-5-4-2016/
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 05/04/16 09:23 PM

Thanks! lol He could have aged well. laugh

Ana wave
Posted by: The13thDoll

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/24/16 08:48 PM

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to provide a quick update on The 13th Doll. So right now we are working on encoding the puzzles and have been running the textures through some different rendering options, etc. We've also been going through the HOURS of live action footage with Stauf himself, Robert Hirschboeck in order to pick the best shots for the game.

Of course, The 13th Doll wouldn't have succeeded as well on the Kickstarter a year ago without the huge fan base wanting to see this project happen. In case you haven't seen it on the Kickstarter page or elsewhere, here is a special video thank you, from Stauf himself.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb9K-SjdGjc

There has also been some web development going on in order to produce a slightly more professional look and feel. Some of the individual pages are still being worked on but, overall the site is in much better shape than it was even a month ago.

Thank you again for all of your encouragement and support. We wouldn't be here without you!

Thanks,
Chris
Posted by: MaG

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/24/16 09:02 PM

Chris,

Thanks for the update. smile
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/24/16 09:16 PM

Thanks for the update!

Ana wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/25/16 03:28 AM

Thanks very much for the update and the video link thumbsup And great to see Robert Hirschboeck scared
Posted by: connie

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/25/16 06:31 AM

Thanks for the update. thumbsup
Posted by: GBC

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/25/16 08:34 AM

joy
Posted by: Marian

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/25/16 10:00 AM

Thank you for the update, Chris. wave
Posted by: Tracy

Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Doll - Please Vote - 08/27/16 06:18 PM

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

Tracy