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.

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  • TheSporkWithin

    Such utterly fantastic games. I hope this spotlight gets a few more people to notice this excellent series.

    • Songbird

      +1

  • TheSporkWithin

    Such utterly fantastic games. I hope this spotlight gets a few more people to notice this excellent series.

    • Songbird

      +1

  • Jase

    Great news! Wow, the iPad is the absolutely perfect platform for these types of games, but it works great on the iPhone size screen as well. It's like an interactive e-book with beautiful artwork and a fun dice-based rpg-combat system. If I am at home I can play Dragon Age: Origins or Mass Effect, etc. But for a portable game, this is a much better style.

    Please, folks, buy these games. I want to see the developer produce more installments in this series with the same superb original artwork and story and gameplay as Assassin in Orlandes.

  • Jase

    Great news! Wow, the iPad is the absolutely perfect platform for these types of games, but it works great on the iPhone size screen as well. It's like an interactive e-book with beautiful artwork and a fun dice-based rpg-combat system. If I am at home I can play Dragon Age: Origins or Mass Effect, etc. But for a portable game, this is a much better style.

    Please, folks, buy these games. I want to see the developer produce more installments in this series with the same superb original artwork and story and gameplay as Assassin in Orlandes.

  • c

    Can someone please tell me:

    Is reading Landscape on the iPad double-paged like this?

    • Greg

      Yes. You can make the font bigger or smaller however.

  • c

    Can someone please tell me:

    Is reading Landscape on the iPad double-paged like this?

    • Greg

      Yes. You can make the font bigger or smaller however.

  • Collin

    Both games from Fighting Fantasy Series just got released for iPad as well. it is very cool that developers opted for universal app so I don't have to buy the game again!

  • Collin

    Both games from Fighting Fantasy Series just got released for iPad as well. it is very cool that developers opted for universal app so I don't have to buy the game again!

  • shumby

    "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."

    AMOUNT?

  • shumby

    "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."

    AMOUNT?

  • MrMuesli

    I'm really REALLY hoping that Tinman sorted out all the spelling mistakes in these installments. If they did that, then, and only then, will Tinman have one more loyal customer.

    • http://www.tinmangames.com.au TheTinMan

      Hi MrMuesli. Rest assured we have hired proof-readers and extra editors for the upcoming titles. It was an area that we strongly felt needed investment for the future. I hope you continue to follow our gamebooks! The Tin Man

      • MrMuesli

        That's great news! Best of luck with it all.

  • MrMuesli

    I'm really REALLY hoping that Tinman sorted out all the spelling mistakes in these installments. If they did that, then, and only then, will Tinman have one more loyal customer.

    • http://www.tinmangames.com.au TheTinMan

      Hi MrMuesli. Rest assured we have hired proof-readers and extra editors for the upcoming titles. It was an area that we strongly felt needed investment for the future. I hope you continue to follow our gamebooks! The Tin Man

      • MrMuesli

        That's great news! Best of luck with it all.

  • Eev

    Hmmm, gonna try the first one, I hope there wo't be any sales when second book will be released.

  • Eev

    Hmmm, gonna try the first one, I hope there wo't be any sales when second book will be released.

  • Mutki

    I really want to see more of the Fighting Fantasy's. Especially Citadel of Chaos, that would be a must buy

  • Mutki

    I really want to see more of the Fighting Fantasy's. Especially Citadel of Chaos, that would be a must buy

  • Justin

    Can't wait for the next releases. These games are QUALITY and are such an amazing homage to the gamebook tradition if not the direct evolution of them that I cannot help but fall in love with each release. :)

  • Justin

    Can't wait for the next releases. These games are QUALITY and are such an amazing homage to the gamebook tradition if not the direct evolution of them that I cannot help but fall in love with each release. :)

  • Eggbert

    Decided to try GBA, on account of it being created by a smaller company. Cripes, it's incredible. Great writing, excellent use of atmosphere, and a wonderful combat system. Well done.

  • Eggbert

    Decided to try GBA, on account of it being created by a smaller company. Cripes, it's incredible. Great writing, excellent use of atmosphere, and a wonderful combat system. Well done.

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    on account of it being created by a smaller company. Cripes, it's incredible. Great writing, excellent use of atmosphere, and a wonderful combat system. Well done.
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    on account of it being created by a smaller company. Cripes, it's incredible. Great writing, excellent use of atmosphere, and a wonderful combat system. Well done.
    Reply

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