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Help us tread new paths with the second installment of the acclaimed BoUT adventure game series. A sequel is coming... Read more

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Help us tread new paths with the second installment of the acclaimed BoUT adventure game series. A sequel is coming...

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THE BOOK OF UNWRITTEN TALES 2 RELEASE!!!

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It’s out! IT’S OUT! *Scream*

BoUT2 is out everywhere! If you don’t have your version yet or you don’t know where to get it, please check our previous update.

If you backed the Kickstarter-Edition you’re in for a treat! Our 2D artist Lea worked days and nights to make a special cover just for the Kickstarter edition. The book-shaped box is extra-large and elaborately decorated with gold embossing.

This version of the game can’t be bought anywhere. It’s only for backers, because you helped us make this possible!

Release Trailer

We hope you’ll enjoy our launch-trailer! Please “like” and “share” it like crazy!

Let’s make this a success!

You could help us make BoUT2 a commercial success by letting as many people as possible know about the game

To conquer the Steam charts together, it would be of great help to us if you activate your Steam key today.

And please rate the game on Steam, GoG, Amazon, in the App-Store or wherever there are user ratings. These ratings are extremely important! So please help.

What’s up next?

We’ll keep a close watch on the forums and we’ll help you with your problems as quickly as possible. If there are technical problems there might be a patch in one or two weeks, we’ll see.

We’re planning to release a “Thank you Trailer” that highlights your involvement in the development and a lot of PR and marketing tasks are coming our way. So there is a lot to do, but this is also the time to celebrate. We’ll do that this evening, so please forgive us if our response time gets slower and slower during the evening and night. ;-)

BoUT2 Release IN ONE DAY!

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 will be available this Friday, February 20th!

Your digital copy (for all backers)

All backers (no matter if you backed on Kickstarter or on our website) are entitled to a digital version of the game (Steam or GoG).

If you already have the Steam Early Access version you don’t have to do anything. This version will automatically be updated to the full game on Friday.

If you haven’t claimed your Steam key yet, we’ve sent you an email today on how to claim it. Just follow the instructions in that email.

If you want a GoG key instead of a Steam key (or switch your Steam Early Access key for a GoG key), please contact our support: https://kingartgames.freshdesk.com (“New support ticket”).

Some KING Art employees busily preparing posters for shipping
Some KING Art employees busily preparing posters for shipping

Your physical rewards (if applicable)

If you pledged for a physical reward and…

…you already gave us your address, you’ll get the reward(s) very soon (probably even before the digital release, depending on where you are in the world and what you’ve pledged). Under some circumstances you’ll get more than one package from us (for example: posters are shipped separately).

…you haven’t given us your address yet: What the… why not?! We’ve asked you two times and we… Hrm. Don’t panic. You most likely won’t get the physical version on release day, but you’ll get it. Please contact us here: https://kingartgames.freshdesk.com

Signing hundreds of thank-you cards
Signing hundreds of thank-you cards

Let’s make this a success!

We’ve received great feedback for the game so far. Players seem to love it! We think the game turned out great and we want it to be successful.

Please help us make it a success by:

  • telling your friends about it
  • sharing posts, reviews and info about the game
  • posting in forums, groups, on Facebook or Twitter
  • letting others know if you like the game (user rating, thumbs up… whatever) 

Thank you very much for your help! :-)

Release Date! Boxes! Early Access Update!

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Release Date

Hey there! We wish all of you a happy and healthy 2015!

We have been busy in late 2014 and early 2015, and the game now contains all that we wanted to put in. We will devote the next few weeks to fixing bugs and polishing the game. And then the day will be there!

BoUT 2 will be released in one month, on February 20th 2015!

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Boxes

Beside the digital versions there will be boxed versions of BoUT 2 in many countries. And since we like nice boxes, we’ve created a fancy special edition: our Almanac Edition.

The KICKSTARTER EDITION not only contains everything from the Almanac Edition, it also contains a mouse pad, an additional (bigger) art book, and an even bigger and higher-quality box (with an exclusive cover artwork that has been specially made for the Kickstarter Edition).

ATTENTION! On we contacted all backers whose pledge level contains a Kickstarter Edition (= all physical rewards of $90 or higher) twice already (the last time last Friday) and asked them to give us their shipping address. About 70 of you haven’t answered yet. Please check your emails and spam folder once again!

If you didn’t receive that email, please contact support@kingart-games.com

We’ll send another email to those who still haven’t contacted us by next Wednesday. Please answer as soon as possible. The later we receive your address, the higher the chance of you not receiving the box till the release of the game!

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Steam Early Access Update

Today we released an update for the Early Access version. As always, you should receive it automatically.

Since the beginning of the Early Access about 3,500 bugs have been fixed or features implemented by us. Since the last update a few hundred fixed things have been added, so it’s about time to have another update. ;-)

Among loads of small improvements we’ve fixed two large bugs:

1. The problem of occasionally not being able to do anything in the game and having to restart/reload has been located and fixed!

2. A problem in chapter 4, that enabled characters in a location to walk through walls, has also been solved.

You can find a more detailed change-log here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/279940/discussions/0/622955136049401158/

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Shout Out

If you like role playing games and unusual settings, and want to play one of the best RPG stories of the last years, you should take a look at "Shadowrun: Dragonfall". And if you want to support the sequel, take a look at this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong

Chapter 4 released & we need your address (physical rewards)

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Chapter 4 released!

The fourth chapter of "The Book of Unwritten Tales 2" is now available on Steam Early Access!

This chapter is may be the biggest in the game – it's the most complex from a developing standpoint in any case. There are many locations and most of the chapter you can play with two, at the end with three characters at the same time! So we wouldn't be surprised if you find some logic bugs. Please let us know in the Steam forums as always.

If you bought the Early Access version or if you're a backer, you'll get the update automatically. Just load your last savegame in chapter 3 or select "New Games -> Chapter 4" in the menu. http://store.steampowered.com/app/279940


Physical rewards

If you backed a physical reward you'll get an email from us today or tomorrow. Subject: "The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – Shipment".

In that email you'll get all the information on how to provide your address so we can send you your rewards in time.


Dev Play #2

A couple of German game developers met to play their games and talk about them. It's a behind the scenes / audio commentary thingy and people seem to enjoy it a lot. The second video about The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is online now (German only, sorry!) 

https://www.youtube.com/user/DevPlayDE


Lots of videos!

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Two (!) new vlogs!

It seems like yesterday that Danica - who makes our vlogs - arrived from Texas and wondered why it’s so cold in Germany. Now, six month later and 30°C colder, she’s leaving. After a short visit home over Christmas she’ll begin her new job in Amsterdam. 

Danica has been busy producing more videos, so you can look forward to a lot more vlogs coming in the next weeks and months. It was great having her here (thanks to you and your Kickstarter pledges) and we wish her all the best!

Two new videos have been uploaded recently: 




Developer Let’s Plays (German only)

The German developer community isn’t huge, but it’s pretty well connected and some of us always wanted to do something cooperatively. So the idea came up to make a couple of “Developer Let’s Plays” (kind of like a “DVD audio commentary”).

Deck13 (Lords of the Fallen, Jack Keane), Piranha Bytes (Gothic, Risen), Daedalic (Deponia, Blackguards), Black Forest Games (Giana Sisters, Dieselstörmers) and KING Art sat down together to play and discuss our games.

You can find the results on our YouTube channel (please subscribe!):
https://www.youtube.com/user/DevPlayDE

And of course, “The Book of Unwritten Tales 2” was one on the games we played:



Shout outs

Without Ron Gilbert and his games (especially Monkey Island 1 & 2) there wouldn’t be a “The Book of Unwritten Tales”, probably not even a “KING Art Games”. This is his new… old?... game:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thimbleweedpark/thimbleweed-park-a-new-classic-point-and-click-adv

Point-and-Click, humor and timetravel? A good combination!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blyts/kelvin-and-the-infamous-machine

It’s always good to see when Kickstarter campaigns deliver, like Cinemaware did with “Wings”. Here is their new project:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850516062/rocket-ranger-reloaded