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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Includes 6 items: The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Almanac Edition Extras, The Book of Unwritten Tales Digital Extras, The Book of Unwritten Tales: Critter Chronicles Digital Extras, The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

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Includes 15 items: 15 Days, Aura: Fate of the Ages, Black Mirror, Black Mirror II, Black Mirror III, The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles, Dark Fall: The Journal, Dark Fall 2: Lights Out, The Moment of Silence, The Mystery of the Druids, Overclocked: A History of Violence, The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief, Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure



“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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Gorgeous game. The puzzles are quite easy, but I am not much of a puzzle solver so any harder and I would have been frustrated. I play this series primarily for the very original stories and the characters who are just adorable.

The humor is excellent. There are so many little twists and when you expect it the least you will suddenly get a laugh out of the story. They don't hesitate to joke about anything including themselves. Absolutely hilarious.

The graphics are just beautiful as well. You can really see how meticulously they have worked on this game and that it is very much a labor of love.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Having played The Book of Unwritten Tales and The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles before I was excited about this sequel and it certainly did not let me down.

The game is divided in 5 episodes which took me roughly 23 hours to complete. That is something I appreciate for a game where you want to live an adventure (I hate when games are too short for a story to develop).

I think the game itself is fantastic and there are some beautiful creative puzzles in it but I don't want to spoil it for you. I'll just say that if you like point-and-click adventure games you must play this one. It's not expensive, it goes on sale a few times a year and it's fun to play, what else can you ask for?

By the way, you can play this game without having played its prequels but I strongly recommend clearing The Book of Unwritten Tales first if you want to get to know characters better.
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70 of 77 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014

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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35 of 35 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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
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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
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
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
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Thanks to developers for Linux version!
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25.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
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63.9 hrs
Posted: October 6
Great game. For those of you who've played curse of monkey island, the kings quests, or Grim Fandango, this was right at the top with all of them. An excellent and addictive game.
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22.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
And the team behind the original game does it again.

Even intro made me smile, the way it makes fun of the intro of the Game of thrones TV series.

Like I said in my previous reviews of the series, it's well written, its funny and contains enough references to other fantasy worlds to make your inner geek wear a great smile on his face.

This time the main focus is on the game's version of a magical wizards university (and yes, there is a magical library involved at some point and there are plenty of nods to Harry Potter and Diskworld as well).

The dialogue and situations are as fun as ever, the puzzles are a less frustrating this time around and it is generally a good time if you like your traditional point an click adventure games.

A lot of the old NPC characters make a welcome return and the nice thing is is that you feel like they have been having some adventures of their own when you run into them again.

It does end on a (partial) cliffhanger though, so I really hope that we can get a BoUT 3.
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16.0 hrs
Posted: September 8
Rating: 9/10
Overview: Point and Click Adventure

The Good:

+ Fantastic art style and presentation

+ Great locations

+ Puzzles that find the right balance between fun and challenging.

+ Minor side quests

+ Well written dialogue that pokes fun at video game tropes and movies

+ Great character with good voice acting

+ 15-20 hour adventure depending on skill level

+ Frequent autosaving

+ Easy achievements

+ Soundtrack

The Average:

Some minor audio bugs


I absolutely loved the game. Anybody who is a fan of the point and click genre should really check out the entire series. The entire series deserves a lot more sales.
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16.6 hrs
Posted: September 7
I enjoyed Book of Unwritten Tales, the first one. And I can say I enjoyed the first part of the second game, but after 8 hours or so into the game, it turns into a meandering mess. The dialogue ceases to become funny, the humor is drab and I find myself getting bored listening to the npcs drone on. Even examining objects becomes a chore cause when you click to examine you're bombarded with unfunny script.

The plot loses its cohesion and falls apart, and the ending leaves much... much desired. There is no resolution with the plot, and the ending leaves it wide open for a third game.

If your fine playing a game that has no resolution to the story that you're spending your own time on, then sure, buy into it. Otherwise, stay clear.
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30.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
A good game but the story being about pregnancy . They should have come up with something better.

And abit too silly and breaking the 4th wall not fun.
But much of the game is fun.
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32.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
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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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