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.
User reviews: Very Positive (285 reviews) - 92% of the 285 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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January 8

Price changes

Dear The Book of Unwritten Tales Community,

we kindly announce that we have slightly decreased the official pricing for The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and the Almanac Edition.

Stay tuned!
Cheers
Your Nordic Games Team

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Reviews

“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

Quotes

“A sequel that definitely builds upon the promise shown in its predecessor. A great combination of fantasy adventure and comedy.” - Robin Parker God is a Geek - 8/10

“The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2 is one of the best point and click adventure titles to be released, and stands as an example of what the genre has to offer. I would easily place it in the company of revered adventure titles like Grim Fandango or Tales Of Monkey Island, perhaps even surpassing them as it takes what made those titles great and expands upon them.” – The Sixth Axis - 9/10

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
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
15.8 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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53 of 81 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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
Like the original, twice the size. Brilliant. The engine was a bit buggier than in the original and the prequel, but at least it looks beautiful.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
A charming, hilarious and fun adventure with the perfect balance of puzzle difficulty. This point and click has my favourite puzzle design because they are not too hard to figure out, but also not too easy. The characters are unique, interesting and lively, and the graphics are gorgeous without putting too much strain on a computer (as a laptop gamer, I especially appreciate this as there is nothing sadder to me than a game I really want to play with specs that my computer can just about manage with lags). As in the first game, Wilbur is an absolute treasure, Ivo is as great a female character as ever and Critter is quirky, sweet and loyal. Nate has grown more likable in this game as well as gained a fair amount of depth and development.

Personally I enjoyed the return of NPCs from the previous title as I like callbacks and appearences from earlier games in a series, and they are just as fun to talk to and interact with as they were in the first game. The voice acting is absolutely brilliant with a range of accents and voices which are organic and smooth.

I also have fun with the function of switching between characters and swapping items between them, as well as the little conversations they share. I love the addition of sidequests in which you can gain costumes which look great on the characters, and so feel like a nice reward. The ost is also extremely good with a few pieces sticking with me after I take a break from the game.

The expansion on and creation of areas such as the Elfburrow is also interesting to see, giving a nice variation on areas and allowing more characters or interactions to be introduced and viewed. The length of the game is a healthy one and helps make it worth every penny, especially when it's on sale.

I had to look up for help a few times, but I still think that the difficulty is perfectly balanced, allowing me to feel accomplished as I beat most of the game myself. The game has also bugged out a couple of times, but not to an extent where it's too frustrating. The autosave feature makes it possible to not have to go back as far as you would think. The game engine used for this sequel seems to be a little more buggy than the previous games, but as I said it's nothing too bad. I have researched others' experiences with the game and a lot of the issues seem to be fixed. Sometimes the voices do not play, or have a strange quiet echo to them, but most of the time you can just have the character repeat the line and hear it properly.

I've heard complaints about the ending, but honestly I see no problems with it. It does what it's supposed to - set up for the next game in the series. In the sequel I'd really like to see more of Lizzy.

All in all this game has imprinted on me and is a real joy to experience, making me want to play as much as I can at once and return to it often.
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