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Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. 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.
Release Date: Sep 4, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“To get feedback from the community and allow the fans of the first game to play the sequel as early as possible. We want to involve the fans of the series, as well as all new fans, to help us give the game that little bit of extra-polishing. We look forward to the feedback from the players in the Steam forum.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“From September 4th, 2014 until the end of January 2015, with a time gap of approximately one month between each chapter.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During the Early Access phase we will release four of the five chapters of the game, leading up to the full release of the complete game end of January 2015. The final version will be polished according to the feedback of the community, in terms of difficulty balance of the puzzles, controller-controls, as well as general polishing of animations, sounds and graphics.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the first chapter is playable on PC, Mac and Linux, per mouse or controller.
Over the coming months the other chapters will be released.
Some of the extra content that was made possible through our backers on Kickstarter is not in the game yet and will be implemented via updates over time.
Though the game has already been thoroughly tested on several systems, there might still be certain compatibility or performance issues on specific configurations.
The controller-controls are still being polished, as we want to integrate the feedback of the fans here.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to have a higher price starting with the final release than now during the Early Access phase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We started involving the fans of the series early this year with a Kickstarter campaign and after this very positive experience we want to continue the dialogue between the fans and us and get their feedback about the game in general, particularly the difficulty of puzzles and mini-games, and about the controller-based controls.”
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Early Access - Update #2 released!

September 12

Changelog Bout 0.1.1

- Controller input is only displayed in settings if a controller is connected.
- Fixed some problems with the mouse cursor.
- Hotspots move correctly if the hotspot button is released.
- Fixed some problems with the inventory on controller input.
- Fixed some walk / animation synchronization problems.
- Updated the steam cloud savegame quota.
- Fixed some missing sound effects.
- Fixed path finding problems with the tutorial robot.
- Fixed textures in section 3, Palace_Bedroom.
- Optimized textures in section 1, Harbor_Cutified.
- Tweaked navigation and click regions in some scenes.
- Adjusted some pouring animations.
- Tweaked the waves in Palace_Garden.
- Fixed a condition that could cause Cheep-Cheep to disappear.
- Fixed a bug that allowed you to fill the bird bath with an empty flask.
- Fixed a problem with the doily and the troll.
- Fixed problems with the fire machine that could lead to a dead end.
- Fixed some typos.

Note:
There seem to be problems with some Intel HD graphics cards and the high quality setting. If you are unable to launch the game, please try the following:
- Hold down the ALT key while the game starts until a configuration dialog appears
- In The dialog select ‘low’ or ‘medium’ in graphics quality
- Restart the game

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Early Access - Update #1 released!

September 5

Based on your feedback we’ve just released a small update. A larger update will be release end of next week.

The changes are:
- The debug menu has been removed
- The settings screen now works correctly if the game is played with a gamepad
- You can start the game in controller-mode by pressing “A” after launching the game (when you see the closed book)
- The selected speech language will be saved correctly
- We fixed some typos

We are looking forward for more feedback from you!

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Quotes

“King Art Games are well on their way to make BoUT 2 even bigger, better and prettier than its predecessor” - Hookedgamers.com, GamesCom 2014

“Whoever loves puzzles and humor, will cherish BoUT 2” – Computerbild Spiele, GamesCom 2014

About the Game

Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. 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. Every world needs its heroes. However unlikely they may seem.

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 will be an even bigger and better adventure. Here’s what the backers of our Kickstarter-campaign helped achieve:

  • Optional Side-Quests: Similar to RPGs the game will feature optional puzzle chains besides the main puzzles, that you can choose to solve, but don´t have to
  • Extra Outfits: For solving side-quests you will not only receive achievements, but also unique outfits that the playable characters can equip, and that you can combine in different ways to create unique outfits
  • Production blog & Making-of Videos: Our vlogger Danica has joined the fellowship of BoUT2 and provides a regular production blog and video updates
  • Orchestra recordings: For the first time several of Benny Oschmann´s much-loved music tracks for the game will be recorded with a live orchestra

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM and PixelShader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.

Mac System Requirements

    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)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Compatible with MacBook Air 2013, these specs are still being determined.

Linux System Requirements

    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)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
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.

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 ?
Posted: September 7
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It’s been two years since the release of the original Book of Unwritten Tales, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign developer King Art Games was able to bring it back for a sequel.

For returning players this game will be a familiar sight. All four main characters are back, albeit in different costumes, there are multiple throwbacks to the previous games and every location has pop-culture references for you to find. Needless to say, this installment as well is very aware of itself as a video game.

You will however, notice some changes. The User Interface has changed slightly, to where your inventory is displayed as a backpack with all your items being smaller icons. Not unlike the UI from the Ultima games.

The game remains a point ‘n click adventure game, which means the pace is slow and focuses on story and characters rather than combatting enemies. This means you’ll have to endure a very dialogue heavy game. But thanks to the expert writing and humor throughout, backed up by the returning voice-actors who once again do an excellent job, you’ll never truly grow bored with it.

The puzzles you’ll have to solve don’t feel too easy, but aren’t too hard either. Never do they feel illogical (as far as mixing magic potions go) and for those who might need a little more help the game will provide plenty of clues.

A normal player will get about twenty hours of gameplay out of this game once all five parts are released, which makes the asking price of €29,99 an investment. But I have faith it will be worth it by the end.
Posted: September 8
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
In my past I did not play a lot and my friends were very exited about a new game. They could not stop talking about it. And then I played it, too. It was awesome. I never ever played such a long amazing lovely beautiful and exciting game. It was Book of Unwritten Tales. I also used this game in my bachelor thesis some years later. Then I noticed how many different kind of puzzles there are.
And now, it is back .... yes ... and we can play it in Early Access on Steam. It is great to be back in the world of Wilbur, Ivo, and Nate. It is again a beautiful mystical and wonderful world with lots of beautiful places. After a short lovely intro and a nice tutorial, we start with Ivo and we have to solve some problems again. The details of the world are beautiful and made with love. The game does not become boring. I am always curious about the next puzzles to solve. After Ivo, we have to help Wilbur to solve some problems, too. He has become a teacher and has to teach magic, without knowing something about it. But yes, it is Wilbur and with our help he will find a solution. But first he has to solve some mystic questions about the old magic school building. And of course this is BoUT World, Wilburs friend cannot help him, because he is busy playing a role play game of the real world.
Thanks to the Early Access players are able to give constructive feedback to make the game super awesome. The developers listen carefully, ask lots of questions and are eager to put the feedback into the game. They already increased the accessibility of the game. It has a window mode, better quality of the subtitles and a menu icon. Well I am not a magic person, but I am sure, that this game will become one of my most favourite game in the world.
Posted: September 8
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Only first chapter available now, but game is already freaking awesome. Visuals are just amazing and propably best of all adventure games i have seen. Dialogs and commentaries are very well written. During first chapter i had to laugh out loud on several occasions, because of how funny game is.

Just play it already !
Posted: September 6
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is an hilariously good Point & Click with great easter eggs and references.

It's simply Point & Click done right. Rest of the written impression below.

http://youtu.be/Rwl9OSo0dFA

The world is extremely well detailed, with great music, and doesn't get you bogged down in a boring static world.
The art style is particularly good, and the puzzles fun and entertaining.

It's still in early access with just the first chapter, but I honestly don't see that as a problem. In fact, given how TellTale Games does an episodic style for their games, getting this in early access works out the same in many respects.

There are bugs or issues encountered in the Mac version I played, and I simply found it to be a lovely experience all round. Especially since I've never been too fond of Point & clicks.

I really feel like I should go play the first game now, as everything I've experienced so far has been extremely fun and engaging.
Posted: September 10
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