Earlier this year we posted about both the Fighting Fantasy and Gamebook Adventures series of interactive adventure books. Since then, Tin Man Games, developers of Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes [$4.99], has released a surprising about of news regarding the future of the series.
Like other interactive fiction, Gamebook Adventures is filled with challenges where you will need to do in-game dice rolls to determine the outcome of various events in the book. This adds a really fun element of randomization to the story, and really give you incentive to read through them multiple times to see how the plot would have changed if you would have rolled a certain way.
The two upcoming Gamebook Adventures games are as follows:
Gamebook Adventures 2: The Siege of the Necromancer: "Set in the coastal town of Myr, you have returned home after a long Summer in the mines of Durath Tor to find your hometown besieged by strange creatures. A dark presence has taken over the town and you are the only one who can rid the stronghold of Erid Buul, the mysterious new Lord and his ghastly cohorts."
Gamebook Adventures 3: Slaves of Rema: "Cruelly taken from your homeland of Orlandes, you find yourself in a far off land at the mercy of a gladiatorial arena. Somehow trying to find a way to escape overseas, can you also unravel a potentially dangerous mystery that puts two nations on the brink of war?"
Also, posted on the Tin Man Games blog are some details on their upcoming iPad versions of the games. As someone who really likes the interactive fiction on the App Store, but doesn't really like reading for long periods of time on the iPhone, I can't wait for this. They provided the following comparison shot of the game running on the two devices:
Fans of interactive fiction have a lot to look forward to, and I can hardly wait for the iPad version of these games. Gamebook Adventures 2: The Siege of the Necromancer started beta testing earlier this month, and the third installment, as well as the iPad games are all still in development.