Adventure games don’t seem to die, at least not in Germany where developers are keeping the genre alive like no other country. The best example is KING Art Games’ The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, a colorful point-and-click adventure in a fantasy world with a humorous touch, telling the story of four unlikely heroes to fight against a force that turns everything into plush.
Those familiar with Kickstarter know that it’s been a godsend for some developers to finance titles in a genre that has become a bit stagnant, but also with some publishers being reluctant to put too much money and/or faith in the project. The Book of Unwritten Tales was quite a success way back in 2009, at least in Germany, its origin country. 2 years later, English gamers could experience this classic point-and-clicker with a localization, while a year later The Critter Chronicles as a spin-off used the same rather tame humor with lots of inventory-items-combinations.
Now again two years later, with the help of publisher Nordic Games (the company that released the spin-off and has the rights of the first title as well), The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is finally available in both digital form on Steam or DRM-free on GOG. It’s also possible to get the retail version as a standard or the Almanac box with some extras (also applicable in the digital versions). These include both Steam and DRM-free versions as well.
If you don’t know what to expect from this second installment, or if you haven’t played the original game(s), you can do so for a limited time with the current sale on both GOG and Steam that ends on Friday, February 27, at 11:59 PM GMT:
Buy the boxed PC version on
Amazon Germany (Standard Edition)
Amazon Germany (Almanac Edition)
Amazon UK (Standard Edition)
Amazon UK (Almanac Edition)
Amazon USA (Standard Edition import)
Amazon USA (Almanac Edition import)
The humor and very colorful graphics are certainly not for everyone, especially with the cuteness factor increased to the max. Still, looking at this awesome musical release trailer, the new game might just be as originally funny, and judging by the screenshots, the locations to visit are breathtaking, something not many point-and-click adventure games can say of themselves:
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