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MEDFORD, OREGON – Trilobyte Games, LLC today announced the
final episode in the studio’s blockbuster franchise;
The 7th Guest: 3, and unveiled
a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign
designed to underwrite production of the videogame.
The 7th Guest was released in 1993. At the time, Bill
Gates called it: "…the new standard in interactive
entertainment." The title sold over 2 million copies and drove
hardware sales. The sequel,
The 11th Hour, was released in the fall of 1995.
“We’ve been waiting to make
The 7th Guest: 3 for a long time,” said Rob
Landeros, co-founder, creative director and CEO of Trilobyte Games.
“The team’s in place; new puzzles are in development,
and the most notorious villain in all gaming, Henry Stauf, is
poised to return and finish the story that begin in The 7th
Guest. With the launch of our Kickstarter campaign,
we’re turning to our fans and the gaming community to provide
the only remaining ingredient, development and production
The 7th Guest: 3, Stauf's house is filled with 20
devilishly clever puzzles that will test wits--and scare even the
most jaded gamers. The house is not only filled with puzzles, it is
a puzzle; one gigantic, mechanical mind-bender. To complete the
game and the story, players must solve every puzzle in the house
and the puzzle of the house itself. Only then will the final,
dreadful secret of that brilliant madman, Henry Stauf, be
While the gameplay of T7G3 will fairly closely follow that of
The 7th Guest and
11th Hour, Trilobyte plans to thoroughly leverage
touch-screen, mobile technology, and modern standards in video-game
presentation to bring players the 7th Guest of their fondest dreams
(and nightmares)! “We are committed to staying true to
the spirit of the original 7th Guest,” said Landeros.
The new Stauf mansion will be rendered in beautiful
high-definition, extensively renovated and furnished with hundreds
of interesting new items. The house's remodelers won’t stint
on redecoration. The grand, revamped edifice will be something of
an historical museum.
“We estimate development and production time of
approximately one year to finish this final episode,” said
Landeros. “Our team is already working and we’re the
kind of studio that delivers on its promises, so be
ready.” Company officials note that the price of the
new game is not yet set, but is anticipated to be in the $29.95 per
copy range for PCs and Macs.
Kickstarter is all about rewards. And Team Trilobyte has cooked
up some creative incentives to motivate its target funders.
“How’d you like to be immortalized in a blockbuster
game?” asked Landeros. “At the highest donor levels, we
reward backers with portraits and busts of their likeness at
prominent points in the mansion – as well as a
producer’s credit on the title. True fans may secure, with a
major donation, an invitation to dine with Stauf in costume, party
with the team, and tour the actual mansion modeled in the
Trilobyte Games, LLC,
www.trilobytegames.com, is an Oregon corporation
headquartered in Medford. The company was re-organized to renew the
brand, and, to bring existing and new titles to mobile platforms
including Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Joining original Trilobyte
co-founder Rob Landeros are John Fricker, chief technology officer;
and, Charlie McHenry, chief marketing officer. The firm is located
at 2822 Orchard Home, Medford, OR 97501.