Previously shuttered developer Trilobyte has announced, via the magic of social networking platforms Twitter and Facebook, that much loved adventure game 7th Guest is getting an official iPhone port.
The original game is a terrifying CD-ROM horror game that used full motion video for its cut-scenes. The 1993 cult classic lobs an amnesiac protagonist into every horror game’s favourite local: a creepy mansion. The creaky house is filled with ghouls, and it's up to you to solve complex logic puzzles and rediscover your lost identity.
The new port will bring the spooky original to iPhone and iPad this December, and will be a faitful remake with a few tweaks and touchscreen controls. The game’s resurrection is “thanks to an underground Trilobyte fan movement,” the developer wrote on its official Twitter page.
Plus, plans are already in motion to follow up the release with a port of 1995 sequel, 11th Hour. “We'll use 7G revenue to fund 11H development,” the developer says. “The better 7G does, well, you know...”
With Myst, a similar game that mixes FMV with logic-puzzle filled adventuring, already available on iPhone, we know that a port like this is absolutely possible. Although, like Myst, this game will likely carry a hefty app file size.
Any Pocket Gamer fans hold fond memories of this '90s spook-fest? Let us know in the comments. The game's out this December.