More Unwritten Tales Soon to Be Told
Nordic Games and KING Art have announced that they will be collaborating to release a sequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales. This much-loved adventure was released back in 2011, and now The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 will be released 2015. So they can push the point-and-click niche to the limit, KING Art have launched a Kickstarter project to help raise extra funds.
Martin Kreuch, Producer at Nordic Games said:
"This is a very ambitious project. The fans have been waiting for a new adventure in the world of Aventasia that continues the story of BoUT 1. We have a long and very fruitful track-record working with KING Art, which is why it is important to us to support them in any way that is needed. If KING Art wants to try out something new, why should we be hindering them in doing so? At first, it seemed strange to us thinking about an already funded game being on Kickstarter, but then we were amazed about the possibility to get direct feedback from the crowd about this additional on-top content and features."
Jan Theysen, Creative Director, KING Art also said:
"We're thrilled to be working alongside Nordic Games again on The Book of Unwritten Tales 2. At a later stage of the development process – production start was in October 2012 –, we suggested to Nordic Games to add additional features (multiple ways to solve certain puzzles, optional sidequests with different outfits to customise the appearance of your character etc.) and more community communication to further improve the game. Based on our very positive experience with Kickstarter on a different project (Battle World: Kronos), we suggested involving the community directly via Kickstarter to see if these features are something that gamers would like to see in an adventure game. Every cent from the campaign goes directly into the on-top content and we are excited to see how the adventure community will react to our ambitious plans."
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is set one year after the original title. There are four playable characters, each having their own problems. Wilbur the gnome mage, elven princess Ivo, adventurer Nate and his companion the critter, must work together to save the world from a new threat. Mostly, you will play one character at a time, but in order to solve certain problems, sometimes two or three must be played simultaneously. I never played the original, and until this story I have never heard of it, but I think I am going to try and give the first one a play to see what it is all about.