7th Guest and 11th Hour on Steam, Sequel in the Works
“We’re delighted to offer our fans a new way to purchase and play our legacy games,” said Rob Landeros, co-founder, creative director and CEO of Trilobyte Games. “Our fans have been asking for Steam versions of our titles, and we’re pleased to now be associated with Valve, and the Steam platform – where so much is going on.”
Both 7th Guest and 11th Hour utilized full-motion video (FMV) technology, with Guest often being credited as the game that boosted FMV’s popularity in the early 1990s. Trilobyte was able to re-release both games via Steam’s Greenlight program with some help from Portland, Oregon’s Night Dive Studios, a team dedicated to bringing old-school PC classics back to life. In the press release, Night Dive’s founder Stephen Kick had this to say:
“Night Dive Studios believes that classic video games should never be abandoned or forgotten,” said Stephen Kick, founder. “They should be available to play at any time, run out of the box without the hassle of installing outdated drivers, or using obsolete hardware, We look forward to collaborating with Trilobye Games on future projects, including he upcoming Kickstarter campaign to fund The 7th Guest: 3.”
Earlier this year the Medford, Oregon based company announced that they have been planning a sequel to their popular puzzle games, and today announced in a press release that 7th Guest: 3 will go through Kickstarter to receive funding. Those interested in contributing to the effort can expect to see the Kickstarter officially launch at or around Halloween this year.