Wednesday Trilobyte Games announced that it is bringing the classic horror PC game The 7th Guest to Apple's iOS in early December. The game will join a plethora of classic PC titles from other developers already available including Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Myst, Duke Nukem 3D, Rise of the Triad and more.
"I’m excited to bring this ground-breaking classic title to new platforms and a new generation of gamers," said Rob Landeros, co-founder of Trilobyte and Trilobyte Games, LLC and art director/designer on all projects. "The port has been seamless, and our team has optimized the code for a full-range of mobile devices."
The 7th Guest was one of the first games to be published for CD-ROM, dating back to 1993 and originally costing $79.99. At the time Microsoft's Bill Gates called it the "new standard in interactive entertainment," selling 60,000 copies overnight at launch and around 2 million units overall. The game also noted for its use of full motion video, most of which was filmed with a $35,000 budget.
The 7th Guest threw players into the role of an amnesiac (Ego) wandering the halls of a creepy mansion in a first-person perspective. The full motion video was used to advance the story and reveal clues regarding the player character's origins. Twenty-one varying puzzles of increasing nature were set in place by the game's main antagonist, Henry Stauf, owner of the mansion.
In addition to "porting" The 7th Guest, Trilobyte Games said that it will publish a re-engineered version the game's sequel, The 11th Hour, optimized for the platform. Also in the works are mobile versions of Psych, Let's Go Diddley, POV and a new version of TLC.
The 7th Guest will be priced at $3.99 when it becomes available on iTunes next month.