Every world needs its heroes. However unlikely they may seem. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten.
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Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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“It’s a comforting reminder that video games can still hark back to their traditional roots and produce an enjoyable experience without any overblown live-action trailer or day one DLC. This is a delight to play.”
9/10 – Game Watcher

“I can’t recommend this series enough for anyone who wants to sit down and enjoy an old style point and click adventure game.”
5/5 – Gaming Shogun

“KING Art has outdone themselves with 'Book of Unwritten Tales 2' and firmly established their craft as premiere adventure developers. This is a long game for the genre, over 20 hours, with a reasonable price point. It is also laugh-out-loud funny in many places and has an acerbic wit as well as excellent pacing and puzzles, and manages to accomplish all of this without taking itself too seriously. It is one of the best adventure games in recent memory.”
4.5/5 – High-Def Digest

About This Game

Every world needs its heroes. However unlikely they may seem. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten.

The Tale


A few years have passed since our heroes heroically defeated the arch-witch Mortroga. And their lives, like the lives of most people in Aventásia, are still in turmoil. The War of the Two Towers is over, but the wounds it left upon the land are still bleeding.

The gnome Wilbur Weathervane is struggling with his new job as a teacher at the reopened School for Wizardry and Witchcraft. His magic wand is having a mind of its own and an assassination plot against the arch-mage overshadows the first democratic elections in Seastone.

Faced with political intrigues that threaten the delicate balance of peace, Wilbur is in dire need of his old friends. But the elf princess Ivo and the adventurer Nate have, after a brief romantic interlude, gone their separate ways.

Ivo has returned to her gilded cage in the elf kingdom, overprotected by her controlling mother.

Nate along with his trusty companion Critter has been taken prisoner on the flying island of his arch-enemy the Red Pirate.

But fate does not rest. A darkness has fallen upon the land, or rather, a pinkness. A magic force is turning mighty beasts into fluffy plush puppies and towering castles into oversized dollhouses. Can Aventásia be saved?

Key Features

  • A new adventure from KING Art, the creators of The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Critter Chronicles and The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief
  • A fantasy story with over 20 hours of pointing and clicking
  • The trademark BoUT-humor, lovingly spoofing LotR, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Discworld, The Hobbit, WoW and more
  • Hundreds of weird, yet oddly logical puzzles
  • The well-proven "Multi-Character-Gameplay"
  • The established four playable characters Wilbur, Nate, Ivo and Critter
  • An ensemble of quirky characters, both well-established and brand-new
  • Projection Mapping technology unites the merits of 2D and 3D styles and technique
  • An epic soundtrack with all the classics and many new compositions

Kickstarter-powered Extra Features


Thanks to the support of our fans on Kickstarter, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 features:

  • Optional Side-Quests: Similar to RPGs the game features optional puzzle chains aside the main puzzles, that you can choose to solve, but don´t have to
  • Extra Outfits: For solving side-quests you not only receive achievements, but also unique outfits that the playable characters can equip
  • Orchestra recordings: For the first time most of Benny Oschmann´s much-loved score for the game was recorded with a live orchestra

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 512 MB RAM and PixelShader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Compatible with MacBook Air 2013
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
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WeaponX
32.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Nice!
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Michael Culbertson
25.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
A very enjoyable sequal to the first Book of Unwritten Tales. Still light-hearted and poking fun at the genre, but also more philosophical, touching on social topics such as education, love, politics, etc. About 50% longer than the original, as well. Would love to see a third in the series!
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spock35
10.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
I really liked the first game in this series, and wanted to like the sequel but it's not nearly as fun.

The tasks you have to perform don't seem as well thought out as they were in the first game. There's also at least one bug where if you combine objects in a certain way, you can't finish the game unless you go back to a saved point before you combined those objects. But then you have to replay a chunk of the game that you had already done, possibly following walkthroughs to avoid any other bugs, which makes the game just a boring exercise.

That doesn't take away from the first game in the series, which is still a great game on its own.
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Kinza
25.9 hrs
Posted: August 10
Quirky and fun to play, reminisce of rincwind and simon the sorcerer.
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thedaddyggh
40.8 hrs
Posted: July 23
A beautiful, well-rendered and developed game. Funny, charming and challenging in equal measure. I hadn't played the original, but given my enjoyment of the sequel, I'll most likely check it out. The characters are relatable and fun and the story line is increasingly involved as each chapter progresses. A great point and click adventure for fans of the genre and casual players alike. I hope to see future such games from the producers. It's a great series I hope to see continue as an avid fan of adventure games!!
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Jasmine
37.9 hrs
Posted: July 23
A great game, with much thought and work behind it, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is so much fun to play. Literally. Several times I loughed so hard, I had to stop playing. Smart and very funny, good pazzles, very good story, different characters and all of them colourful, and each chapter better than the previus one. It made me wish it wouldn't have to end. Either you love it, or not, I don't think you will regret having played it. It is worth every penny, and I think it will be appreciated by every gamer.
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CaitlynLydy
25.3 hrs
Posted: July 23
Can't wait for #3.
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ilovehf7
21.1 hrs
Posted: July 19
Great sequel; missed these characters! The length of the game is great as well.
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abhijit.shylanath
24.1 hrs
Posted: July 18
I wish the new Doublefine games were as good as this. I came into the first tBoUT blind, having picked it up in a bundle, and loved it. Gorgeous art, great voice acting (just found out Nate Bonnett was played by Doug Cockle, who also voices Geralt) and funny as all ♥♥♥♥. Critter Chronicles was alright too; fun but not amazing.

tBoUT2, however, is fantastic. I'd put it up there with the Monkey Islands and Grim Fandango in terms of the memory it's left me with. Everything is so much tighter - the animations, writing, characters, puzzles. I really felt a sense of scale and coherence in the game universe. Fantastic job from King Art games.

Only downside is that it ends on a cliffhanger, but I'm looking forward to 3 now.

Shout out to Benny Oschmann and his gorgeous score as well. Very John Williams-esque.
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Vee
33.9 hrs
Posted: July 8
Yet another amazing point and click wonder !
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
68 of 75 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
UPDATE BELOW:

Here's what I originally said after playing the first chapter of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 in Early Acces:

"Ah Germans, the greatest storytellers of the modern gaming industry. First Daedalic, now KING Art, I wonder what would they bring us in the future when they already gave us the most amazing modern adventure games in recent years ?

I didn't play the first The Book of Unwritten Tales, but I did play another adventure game from KING Art - The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. While the game had good story, great gameplay and somewhat likeable characters, it also had horrendous camera, awful facial expressions and mostly terrible voice acting. Luckily, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 doesn't suffer from technical issues (besides bugs, ya' know, Early Access) and moreover, the game is already perfect.

The story can be described in two words: MIND-BLOWN. At first, I thought it was just a typical tale about a princess, a gnome and a generic dude with beard who's destined to save the world blah blah... but I was wrong. TBoUT2 is more than that. It's full of witty, funny jokes and pop culture references. You can easily find something related to Harry Potter, Batman or Game of Thrones throughout the story and of course they're not misplaced at all. You will love the characters, no matter how they look and what they do. You will laugh until you fall of a chair, a lot. You will drop your jaws because of how beautiful the world is. You will scream "I WANT MORE!!!" after the chapter ends. However, I'm still a little bit disappointed with the ending, as many subplots are still unexplained and the game kinda ends on a cliffhanger.

You want me to tell more about the game ? I'd like to but I can't. Experience the game by yourself. Even in 30 minutes, 1 hour or 6 hours, you won't regret visiting the wonderful world of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2.

Now, are you ready for a new adventure ?"

And it's been nearly a year after the game came out, and my point still stands that it's one of the best adventure games of 2015, standing on the same line of Grim Fandango Remastered, Tales from the Borderlands and STASIS. A title full of energy filled with remarkable writing and memorable characters, and you just simply won't find any fantasy point-n-click game with this kind of production value in this day and age.

My only complaint is the ending, the game ended so abruptly on a cliffhanger and a lot of sub-plots weren't dealt with. It seems like Book 3 is definitely happening and the story will truly end. That said, the ending isn't so bad that makes the game pointless, the thing that matters most is the journey itself and Book 2 did it fantastically.
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32 of 32 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2015
TLDR: One of the best point & click adventures, worth getting at full price

The Good
+ Great graphics, the best I've seen in a point & click adventure
+ Great voice acting (I played it in English)
+ Great writing, very funny and self aware.
+ Very long play time. The trailer claims 25 hours, but it's more like 15. I did click through most conversations since I finished reading before they were done talking.
+ Needed a hint only 3 times, and only one of those times was actually justified. This was mainly due to the ability to display all important locations on the screen, so I didn't need to go pixel hunting.

The Bad
- Sometimes the game freezes and you may lose some progress, but not too much since autosaves are frequent.
- There are some audio bugs that don't really affect gameplay since everything said is also written, but still annoying.
- Most NPCs were characters that came back from the first game. There are some interesting new characters like the gnome bounty hunter, but they don't get enough story.
- Too many story threads are left open at the end, with many things that are hinted at but not shown in this game.
- No replayability value. I won't play the entire game again just to get the few achievements that I missed
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44 of 53 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
I loved the previous two games in the series, especially the first one. It was a perfect adventure game for me, logical puzzles, not too hard, not too easy, good graphics, nice story and humor. When i found out that sequel is in development i get excited and instantly added the game to my wishlist.

It is strange to see an adventure game in early access. At least this one is not abandoned and devs are working on the game like they promised. From what i have played i like the game more than the first two. You play as the same three characters as in previous games.
The backgrounds/environments are gorgeous, i admire them and want to take screenshots. Graphics looks really nice, maybe character models could use some work, but this is really a very small flaw. What i love the most in this game is humor. I don‘t know if it‘s just me, but i laughed countless times already, the dialogues/monologues are hilarious and there's some funny references to other games or game characters. I hope the game will keep the same mood and dialogues until the end.
Oh and this game is pretty educational. For example did you know that dolphins aren't fish? They're birds.

The game plays as classic point&click adventure game, nothing new here. You talk to characters, put countless junk in the abyss in your pocket, combine things, use things, read things.

I know the genre is not very popular, so if anyone love this genre at least a little i encourage you to support "KING Art". At least try the previous games which are often ~80% off.

Great work so far. Thank you for this game. I hope my opinion will not change when i finish the game :)
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
Point and Click adventure with witty dialogue, great knowledge of tropes and genre, puzzles that manage to be complex while logical (generally) and enough of all to last you a good while. I'm 2 chapters in (out of five) and Steam tells me that took about 7 hours. That's with not necessarily finishing every optional side-puzzle chain and skipping lots of the audio dialogue (the voices aren't bad at all, I just read faster and prefer to move along in games this text-heavy).

I'd perhaps recommend playing the original first to get to know the characters and be able to follow what continuity there is. I can't say what it's like to fresh eyes, as I played and loved the last game ages ago, hence backing the Kickstarter for this immediately.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
I played Book of Unwritten Tales 1 and I must say that it was one of the best point-and-click adventures in a loooong time.
And I've been waiting for Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ever since...although I was like ..Can it really be that good ?
And to answer the question , now , after having played awhile I must say ....DEFINETELY YES .
Even in the very first few minutes it has a ton of references , from The Elder Scrolls , Harry Potter , Star Wars .....and so on .

Graphics 8/10
The graphics are really nice and fitting , colourfull .Avantasia ( the country BoUT takes place) is rich in colour .Trees , flowers and waterfalls are slightly moving. But it can't be compared to games like The Elder scrolls .It's not 3D it's more of enhanced 2D .You can move to the back of the beautifully animated graphics , but you can't really move to all sides like in The Elder Scrolls.

Sound 9/10
I really liked the sound . It was always meeting the tone of the game . Never disctracted me from the tasks or got on my nerves . Sometimes it was even epic .

Controlls 8/10
I always play my point-and-click adventures with a keyboard and did so here as well and never encountered any problems.
It supports a controller (which my friend used) and he had at one point the problem of not being able to move to another scene .I don't know why this happened .When he switched to keyboard everything was ok .

Gameplay 10/10
I know the rating seems high , but hey this is my opinion .And to me this is perfect . I laughed sooo hard at some of the ingame jokes and the tons of references ...The adventures were not too hard (at least for a veteran point-and-click gamer ) but always fun ...

Supports Steam Cloud , Steam Achievements and Steam Cards .



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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
After 'The Critter Chronicles' I was a bit worried about the proper sequel following in its footsteps with a lot of nonsensical puzzles, but that's fortunately not the case. With a very few exceptions this game's puzzles are more in line with the first Book of Unwritten Tales.

Graphically the game looks better as well, even the backgrounds were improved which I'd thought was almost impossible, but they're just so beautiful and all the details are crisp and the compressed screenshots really don't do it justice. I think that as far as backgrounds go, these are the best I've ever seen, and could only be dethroned by a different art style that I'd prefer to the rather stereotypical fantasy setting of this game.

All the protagonists of the first game are back, and it seems I was not the only one who favoured Wilbur, as he gets by far the most playtime in the sequel. Speaking of playtime, the sequel is also quite longer than the first game - it took me 16 hours in-game to finish it.

There were a few times I had to look up a solution, and in two cases I feel justified - the parrot, and launching the Constructor which as far as I can tell was just a trial and error venture that I chose to spare myself of.

Sadly there are also some glitches - sometimes voices are either not playing or playing seemingly in a far distance, I managed to get into one situation where I had to load an autosave because the game got stuck waiting for something that didn't come. (Don't try to show Lizzy the broken PKE meter.)
Lip-sync seemed a tiny bit off.

All in all, a worthy sequel to the great first game.
Sloth academy rating: 3 golden sloths.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
This game has and thought of everything. Its a fantastic adventure filled with unexpected suprises through the entire game. Great storyline, super visuals, cute and great characters. Its a game i have been wanting to play for a long time but never knew existed.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
Perfect! The best adventure game in a long time. Just about everything is spot on, the story, the jokes, the underlying philosophy. I hope there will be more games like this in the future, it's time for a renaissance of the adventure game genre, and this title will lead the way.
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54 of 83 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Thanks to developers for Linux version!
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
The greatest old-school adventure game of all times?

Close, but that is still actually a pretty legitimate statement for The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the tremendous The Book of Unwritten Tales 1, a point-and-click adventure game set in a fantasy world. What is even more surprising is the fact that certain parts of the game alone put so many classics and modern games of its genre to shame. It is hard to believe that after so many years such a gem can still be created. A gem with some flaws though.

Firstly, the Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is without any doubt the best looking point-and-click adventure game to date. An improvement from the original’s already colourful aesthetic, it can be clearly seen that KING Art pushed the visual fidelity with this game. The way the 3D camera and objects orientate around the characters gives such a pleasant ocular effect to the environments. The backgrounds are mesmerising and better than ever, packed with so many tiny details. The character models are also superior than in the original game; Ivo and Nate, two of the protagonists of the series, have received excellent character redesigns which feel both mature and a bit less cartoony (in a good way). And of course, let’s not forget Wilbur's (the main protagonist) new mage outfit which I personally dig. Visually, KING Art just outdone themselves, but that is not to say that they cannot go even further than this. Additionally, the soundtrack has the right vibe for a fantasy setting, especially with its memorable theme tune. The English voice acting is once again strong, but if there is one criticism about it is the fact that during certain situations some of the spoken dialogues lack urgency -- like if you are falling to your death and you do not feel like screaming out your dialogues.

The humour is back, and it would not be The Book of Unwritten Tales without mocking and making funny references to tropes, movies, TV shows and video games. Once again, there are plenty of moments of laughter to be had. When it comes to parodying pop-culture and paying homage to the classics, this franchise does it best. It is truly the spiritual successor of Monkey Island when it comes to comedy.

The puzzles in the game have the right balance between easy and hard, but for comparison, the difficulty got bumped up a notch compared to the original game. As a result for those who thought it was a bit too easy in the first game, then the good news is that in this sequel they are a bit more challenging, especially in some areas. While the brilliant character-switch mechanic is back, it does sadly feel underused here. Personally, I really wish there were more puzzles involving all the characters working together than the game has to offer. There are few puzzles which require some backtracking that may ultimately cause some pacing issues with the story around the middle. Nonetheless, it is good to see that at least all the puzzles are logical and, more importantly, fun to solve.

Unlike the original game’s story which was more or less The Lord of the Rings in a nutshell with its own distinct flair, this time around it is a lot less on that epic scale of good versus evil. And no more encounters with (new) dragons, orcs, goblins and taurens (spotted the WoW reference yet?). In a way it feels more intimate, especially with Ivo and Nate’s relationship, with more time dedicated to character development instead. Of course, the whole "a new evil force is slowly growing in the world of Aventasia in secrecy and our heroes have to prevent it before it is too late" is still present. As a whole, the story is solid and on par with the original, with enough plot twists to keep you engaged for what is a very lengthy adventure game. On the other hand, it could have been enhanced by introducing a lot more new interesting characters since the game seems to oddly do the complete opposite by bringing almost the entire cast from the original game – which is great to see all the old faces - but it does not have the same spark the second time around. Though, that is not to say that the new few characters are not appealing; for instance, the owner of the adventure shop is actually a pretty cool character. But then you have characters like Miss Kiki who just feel a bit out of place and Bennie, the genie, who feels like such a missed opportunity and only gets about five minutes of screen time. If there is an area where The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 kind of falls flat on its face is in the heavy reliance on the old supporting cast (including revelation of the main antagonist) to drive what is a solid fantasy plot -- almost as if the game wanted to play it safe, take no risks. So in that regard the first game still has better, more memorable moments than in this sequel only because of its novelty. Evidently, there are a handful of moments which are also brilliant in this sequel too.

However, the developers have done it once again with yet another rushed cliffhanger at the end which left more questions unanswered while making you scratch your head until you cut your scalp. It is hard to comprehend how they could replicate the same annoyance found in the original’s ending in here as well. The ending is clearly left opened for another sequel, but the last five minutes feel very rushed. It is almost impossible not to feel like the ending ruined some of the experience, which it did for me to an extent. "Wait what?", "But how?', "Urghmm" and "That was it?" will be the common phrases running through your mind when the credits start to roll.

In conclusion, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is the best point-and-click adventure game that there is in this day and age, even with its few issues. While it does not reinvent the wheel and is not perfect the way I maybe wanted it to be prior purchase, it did enough to proudly earn its place amongst the greats such as Monkey Island, Longest Journey, King’s Quest and many others in my book. I cannot think of a better and more fun game of this genre from the past decade than this, with the exception of maybe the original game. Great characters, interesting plot, best visuals for this kind of game, hilarious conversations and the list goes on. You cannot go wrong with this game if you are a fan of old-school adeventure games. Whoever makes such games nowadays must learn and take notes from this series, except on how to make endings. I only wish the ending was more cohesive and not so rushed. That is something which this series still needs work, pronto.

Bring on The Book of Unwritten Tales 3.
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