Posts Tagged ‘Fighting Fantasy’

Fighting Fantasy Legends reshuffles the gamebooks

Three of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy gamebooks collide and smoosh together with a card game in Fighting Fantasy Legends [official site], released today. If you’re old enough that you already know Warlock of Firetop Mountain, City of Thieves, and Citadel of Chaos back-to-front and smashed through Firetop’s video game adaptation by Tin Man Games, hey, here’s some of your childhood reworked in another way. Made by Talisman converters Nomad Games, Fighting Fantasy Legends is a roguelikelikey take on the books with a deck of cards throwing up surprises. Look: Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain

I wrote my own choose-your-own-adventure books when I was a kid. I suspect we all did. I’d love to see those scrawls now: the breathless, clunky, obvious descriptions, the abundance of useless death-by-spikes scribbles, the cameo appearances from Star Wars monsters, the grotesque unfairness. Relics of a child’s imagination, needing only the basic fact of dungeon-delving to fill in every gap with lurid, thrilling detail. I needed so little to conjure up so much.

This is what The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain is up against. A reimagining of the very first of Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone’s 80s Fighting Fantasy books, its prime directive is to insert 3D graphics into those gaps. Risky business.

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Fancy Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain Revamp

Tin Man Games are running a Kickstarter to fund the final steps of development on their “re-imagining” of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain [official site], the first in Jackson and Livingstone’s long-running and much-loved gamebook series. The developers have prior in this area, having adapted several FF books already, as well as writing and releasing their own digital choose your own advenure series. This new take on Firetop is different though – it looks like a cross between a gamebook and HeroQuest. Already funded, it may be of interest to fans of dungeons, dice and dustjackets.

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