Earlier this Summer Vertigo Games (Arizona Sunshine, After the Fall) announced a surprising reboot. It was bringing back a classic ’90s videogame many probably don’t remember, The 7th Guest. Originally a single-player CD-ROM adventure, Vertigo Games has given it an immersive overhaul, with The 7th Guest VR out today for multiple platforms.
As the original featured full-motion video (FMV) characters, Vertigo Games has looked to emulate that experience. Using modern volumetric video capture the game features a cast of characters who appear as spirits. The mansion has also been faithfully recreated in 3D, fully explorable and eerier than ever. As players uncover the mysteries within, they discover increasingly difficult puzzles and dangers hidden in the shadows.
The 7th Guest VR Story
“Six guests have been welcomed to the foreboding mansion. But something sinister is at play. The wealthy recluse and toymaker, Henry Stauf, hides in the shadows, and there is a dark power here, shrouded in mysteries. Who is the 7th Guest? What does Henry want with them? And who will live to tell the tale?”
7th Guest Features
- Volumetric Storytelling The 7th Guest VR employs cutting-edge ghostly volumetric video capture with 3D live-action graphics and exquisite performances that help tell a visceral & haunting story.
- A Narrative Legacy Featuring the original story as written by Matthew J. Costello, The 7th Guest VR brings
back characters like Martine Burden, Brian Dutton, Edward & Elinor Knox and others, as well as some surprise
- Expertly-crafted VR Puzzle Gameplay All-new puzzles that have been carefully redesigned to take full advantage
of the technological possibilities of VR. The mansion’s many puzzles are all meaningfully connected to the main
story, and use recognizable aesthetic elements to pay homage to the original.
- Dynamic VR Environments The 7th Guest mansion awakens, as the environments are vividly realized with high-
end visuals and VR-powered optical illusions. This immersive approach lets players delve into every corner of the haunted mansion, and see how it changes around them as they unlock intricate puzzles and unveil cryptic clues.