One would think that after the mediocre Trine 3 Frozenbyte would stop continuing the series. According to European Commission, Frozenbyte still puts faith in the colorful franchise and is already developing Trine 4! The recently released subvention listing confirms that the fourth installment is on its way alongside projects like WitchHammer (from Jujubee) and AIDA (developed by Punch Punk).
The document reveals that Zoink is working on a game titled Roll Them Ball, Tequila Works is creating Lumberjack and Snow Castle is developing an Earthlock sequel. However, platforms are not attached to any of these projects and none of them has a specified release date. Considering that these projects just received the subvention, it's pretty clear that we're talking about games in pre-production.
Be sure to check out all project that received a subvention from EU down below (via Game Reactor):
Benjamin Lochmann New Media - Espace the Loop: Episode 1
Jujubee - WitchHammer
Bloober Team - H2O
Frozenbyte - Trine 4
REvolution Software - Parzival's Sotne VR
Mango Protocol - CLEM
Fishing Cactus - Hero of no Tale - Typing Chronicles
Studio Fizbin - A Minute of Islands YCY - Keep Driving
No Code - Stranded
Realmforge Studios - Spacebase Startopia
Untold Games - City 20
Punch Punk - AIDA
Gambrinous Limited - Cardpocalypse
Ravn Studio - Trolle and the Magic Fiddle
Snow Castle - Earthlock 2
Apex Virtual - Knomes Cards
Fictiorama Studio - The Fabulous Fear Machine
REality Twist - Oculus Providenciae
Tequila Works - Lumberjack
Aesir Interactive - Quarantine
Isometric Dreams - Sunken Spectre
Nurogames - When I Got Lost...
Handy-games.com - Townsmen Expeditions
Zoink AB - Roll Them Bones
Kong Orange - Vokabulantis
Simteractive Limited - Designer Life
Agens - The Three Little Pigs
Piranaking - Derby's Nightmare
The Pixel Hunt - The Wreck
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is a 3D platforming game of action, puzzles and adventure. Experience a fairytale world of breathtaking sceneries and face a myriad of physics-based puzzles, wonderful contraptions, dangerous foes and enchanting creatures.
Trine 3 launched in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.