We have also added a new Collection as well as a special Almanac Edition (and an Upgrade Option for Standard Edition/Early Access buyers with the exact pricing difference between Standard and Almanac Edition - so no disadvantages involved)
And here are the Early Access FAQs on The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 which you can also find on the product page:
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.”
KING Art launches Kickstarter to push boundaries of the point and click genre
Vienna, AUSTRIA (February 11th 2013) – Nordic Games and KING Art have today announced a unique collaboration which will see The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – the sequel to the much-loved 2011 adventure – released beginning of 2015.
“This is a very ambitious project”, says Martin Kreuch, Producer at Nordic Games. “The fans have been waiting for a new adventure in the world of Aventasia that continues the story of BoUT 1. We have a long and very fruitful track-record working with KING Art, which is why it is important to us to support them in any way that is needed. If KING Art wants to try out something new, why should we be hindering them in doing so? At first, it seemed strange to us thinking about an already funded game being on Kickstarter, but then we were amazed about the possibility to get direct feedback from the crowd about this additional on-top content and features.”
“We’re thrilled to be working alongside Nordic Games again on The Book of Unwritten Tales 2,” adds Jan Theysen, Creative Director, KING Art. “At a later stage of the development process – production start was in October 2012 –, we suggested to Nordic Games to add additional features (multiple ways to solve certain puzzles, optional sidequests with different outfits to customise the appearance of your character etc.) and more community communication to further improve the game. Based on our very positive experience with Kickstarter on a different project (Battle World: Kronos), we suggested involving the community directly via Kickstarter to see if these features are something that gamers would like to see in an adventure game. Every cent from the campaign goes directly into the on-top content and we are excited to see how the adventure community will react to our ambitious plans.”
Released in 2009, The Book of Unwritten Tales was highly acclaimed by press and critics alike. The sequel continues the story of the beloved protagonists of the first part and its add-on.
About The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 The story takes place one year after the events of The Book of Unwritten Tales. Our four playable characters, Wilbur the gnome mage, elven princess Ivo, adventurer Nate and his companion, the critter, all have their own problems to deal with. But then a new threat appears and the four work together to save the world of Aventasia once more.
Players will play each of our heroes individually but there are also times where two or even three characters are being played simultaneously, in order to solve some of the riddles & quests. The game features the city of Seastone and many new locations, like flying pirate cities, sunken desert-temples, the elven palace, the Seastone underground and many more.
The Critter Chronicles tell the story of how adventurer Nate Bonnett and Critter, his hairy sidekick, first met, all set before their appearance in Wilburs and Ivos adventure in The Book of Unwritten Tales. Enjoy a thrilling and hilarious point-and-click adventure in the fantasy world of Aventasia. Travel from the Northlands to the Mages Tower of Seastone and experience a story that offers tremendous fun for seasoned players of The Book of Unwritten Tales and newcomers alike.