For those of you who enjoyed playing The 7th Guest back in the day, we’ve got a fun little surprise as the game has gotten a sequel in the weirdest way possible. The 13th Doll is a fan-made Kickstarter sequel that takes place inside The Stauf Mansion from the first game but utilizes new assets that are both a throwback to the original and have a modern touch for people don’t wish to relive the days of the early ’90s gaming experience. We have the official announcement trailer and description of the game below, which you can now pre-order as the game will be going out on October 31st.
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?