If you consider yourself a fan of point-and-click adventure games, you really ought to check out The Book of Unwritten Tales if you haven’t already. Originally released in 2009 before receiving an English Steam release in 2012, the comedic fantasy adventure earned much praise from critics, including our own Chaz Neeler, who declared it “too fantastic to not recommend” in his review.
Though a prequel titled The Critter Chronicles was later released, developer KING Art Games has remained quiet on the possibility of a full-fledged sequel. That’s all changed, however, as The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has been announced by both the developer and publisher Nordic Games for release on PC, Mac, & Linux in early 2015.
The follow-up will focus on returning heroes Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter as they work together to once again save their world of Aventasia from a new threat. Each character will be playable individually, with certain segments requiring teamwork between the team to solve puzzles.
Corresponding with the game’s announcement is a Kickstarter campaign, but unlike many other projects on that site, such as Broken Age and The Banner Saga, the main game has already been fully funded and is guaranteed for release. KING Art is instead taking the Kickstarter approach to try and enhance what they already have, with an impressive list of potential new features. These include a more dynamic camera, optional side quests, enhanced character animations and expressions, orchestrated music, and unlockable character outfit customization options.
A promotional teaser trailer explaining some of the Kickstarter goals can be viewed below. As of this writing, the game has already gained over 400 backers and over $24,000 in its first day, so it seems likely that it will at least reach its initial goal of $65,000.
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