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Posts tagged “Fighting Fantasy”

Feature: Desert Island Downloads

Unknown Pleasures: Defy the sun’s wrath with five new unsung games

Darkness again casts its protective cooling veil over us, and we leave the caverns to sift through the desert. As we spear lizards for sustenance, elders play cruel tricks on the children, telling tales of a mythical land where sunlight was pleasant, plants were green, and water fell from the sky. Madness. The heat claims all in time. But anyway. Don't think about the impending…

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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…

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Feature: Them's Fighting Fantasy words

The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain review

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.…

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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…

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