The 7th Guest coming to iPad and iPhone next month

Long-dead PC developer Trilobyte is taking a stab at Apple’s mobile gaming market by porting its classic puzzle game, The 7th Guest, to the iPad and iPhone.

Revived by original co-founder Rob Landeros, Trilobyte Games is hoping that The 7th Guest, which sold in excess of 2 million copies in 1993, will find new life on Apple’s App Store when it's released early this December.

"I’m excited to bring this ground-breaking classic title to new platforms and a new generation of gamers,” says Landeros on Trilobyte’s Facebook page.  “The port has been seamless, and our team has optimized the code for a full-range of mobile devices. Props to Trilobyte co-founder Graeme Devine for supporting our efforts and working with us to make this happen."

If successful, Trilobyte plans to parlay The 7th Guest sales into the revival of other games in its library. According to its Facebook press release: “Following the introduction of The 7th Guest, the company will ship a re-engineered version of sequel The 11th Hour – optimized for the iPhone platform.  In addition to these well-known classics, Trilobyte Games is developing mobile platform versions of Psych, Let’s Do Diddley, POV and a new version of TLC."

The 7th Guest is a puzzle adventure about an amnesiac caught up in unearthly events inside a (typically) haunted mansion. It will debut in all its grainy, FMV glory this December for $3.99.

Nov 2, 2010

[Source: Kotaku]

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  • skatingsteve - November 2, 2010 9:32 p.m.

    COOOOOMMMMMMEEEEE BAAAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKK! And i definately will! Got the original lying around and always give it a dusting off every couple of years. True classic but the video sequences were badly encoded and blocky/glitchy in the original regardless of the system it was played on so good luck to the devs in cleaning it up. Keep 'Zaphod Beeblebrox' though, too difficult to complete the blue/green blobs in the lab slide puzzle without it.
  • GayforGilbert - November 2, 2010 8:52 p.m.

    I hope it gets a PC re-release one GOG.
  • TheChairman - November 2, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    That is HILARIOUS. I was just joking with a buddy about this game the other day. I may pick it up just for kicks and sentiment, if it's decently priced (i.e. $1.99 or less). It came free with the 2x CD-ROM drive I got for my birthday back in the early 90's. Never got around to finishing it.
  • TomMishkin - November 2, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    What the...? 7th Guest? Oh, the (grainy indeed) memories! I had completely wiped the game off my mind like ten or fifteen years ago. I'll start browsing my room right now, hope I can find the original game somewhere.

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