PC Classic '7th Guest' Free on iOS and Mac Today Only

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    In the early '90s, one of the premier PC games was 7th Guest. It was the first game to use full rendered 3D animation and navigation, and Bill Gates called it "the new standard in interactive entertainment". Trilobyte, the company that made 7th Guest and its sequel, The 11th Hour, eventually went out of business.

    However, some members of the original Trilobyte team have ported The 7th Guest to iPhone and iPad, as well as the Mac App Store. For May Day, Trilobyte is offering both the iOS and Mac versions of their games for free, down from $4.99 and $9.99. Also free is 7th Guest: Infection, a specially rebuilt puzzle built for the iPad.

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    The 7th Guest is available as both a universal iOS app (normally $4.99, Direct Link) and on the Mac App Store (normally $9.99, Direct Link).

    The 7th Guest: Infection is available for the iPad, normally $2.99. [Direct Link]

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    Free Stuff!! I don't know anything about this game, but can't beat free.
     
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    Sweet!!!

    Awesome. I loved this game when I played it years ago.

    Nabby
     
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    Grabbing it now. Thanks!




    Mike
     
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    Never heard of it, probably because of the reason that I was one year old when it has been realeased, lol. Gonna try it right now!
     
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    Sure you can, they could pay you to download it. ;)

    BTW Jordan, it should be "In the early '90s."
     
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    This game was almost ruined by the poor quality of the CD ROM readers of the day. Best available was 2x speed (yes 2x) and most were 1x with pull-out/push-in caddies etc. Scenes had to loaded one at a time from the CD ROM - so not very interactive. Be great to see how it works now !


    Wow, it's great ! Zips along at an unimaginable rate (from memory). For some of these old games there should be a "slow" mode where the game adds wait cycles to mimic operation on the 486 of the time.
     
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    The full screen video on a 486 was amazing, at the time, even if the framerate was poor.
     
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    This is awesome! Probably one of my favorite games, next to Wolfenstein 3D!
     
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    Fixed!
     
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    My first CD-ROM game. Played on Windows 3.1/DOS 5.0 (or maybe 6) using an external NEC Multispin (2x) SCSI reader and Pro Audio Studio sound card.

    What was it that the game displayed upon completion of a puzzle? "The puzzle has been solved", or something like that. :D
     
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    Can't wait!

    One of my all time favorite games ... for free ... on my iPad!!!
    I remember running it first on a 386 then a 486. It needed a 4x CD drive for smooth playback. The full motion video looked mind-blowing back then. But the game itself is awesome too, regardless of the graphics.
     
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    I was like 4 or 5 years old when I tried to play this. Was too scared.
     
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    You made this grammar geek's day.
     
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    I was probably a preteen, but the puzzles were still too hard for me. I had to buy the $20 strategy guide that walked through the whole game. That book was huge!
     
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    I remember seeing this advertised when I was about ten, and it looked really interesting. Of course, I couldn't afford to buy games back then so it's great to finally get the chance to play a classic that I missed out on :)

    Edit: Although after clicking on a bed and hearing moaning, I'm not sure that my parents would have approved! :p
     
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    Got it! Thanks for the heads-up, MacRumors.
    Now to figure out how to play it as I've never heard of it before. But I likes free!.
     
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    Awesome memories! This game freaked me out as a kid.
     
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    According to a review the MAS version is missing puzzles. Are they there on the iOS version?
     
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    "Never heard of it", "I was a pre-teen", "I was only a year old" ...

    As if I weren't feeling old enough right now ;)

    *downloads on her iphone, sets reminder to dload on computer when she gets home*
     
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    My memory of this game was seeing it running on a demo PC in a computer store somewhere. I wanted to check out the PC, so I tried to discreetly quit out of the game... only to have it yell "COME BACK!!!!!!" out of the speakers which were set to pretty full volume.

    I think the entire store stopped and turned :eek:
     
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    I remember when returning to a saved game, the creepy voice would say "Back for more?". I used to LOVE this game!
     
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    Now if only Myst would drop its price for a day I could relive the 90's
     
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    mike pocaro

    Wow, I was in a play once directed by one of the actors in that video game (7th guest)...Mike Pocaro. He was the guy with the British accent and I guess eventually gets hanged over the pool.
     

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