7th Guest and 11th Hour headed for GOG.com

Groundbreaking multimedia puzzlers prepare for Good Old rerelease

TODO alt text

90s classics The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour are being prepped for a GOG.com relaunch as developer Trilobyte Games joins the site's partners. Whereas the 1993/95 titles originally commanded a premium price – while sending players out in their droves to pick up one of those fancy new “CD-ROM” drives to run the software – they'll soon be available for $9.99 apiece on GOG (which you of course remember used to be Good Old Games).

It's fair to say that Trilobyte's titles had a big part in catalyzing the multimedia revolution of 1990s computing, with many players having never experienced the likes of Guest's live-action acting, pre-rendered CG and orchestral score. While many of their gee-whiz technological advances are the sort of thing we nowadays take for granted, the titles remain a noteworthy entry in gaming's long journey from childish diversion into respectable entertainment medium. Also, Guest features a ghost who attacks by whipping your ass with his six-foot tongue.

We recommend