Tin Man Games are currently developing Fighting Fantasy Classics, a digital library app for iOS, Android, PC and Mac, that will collect many of the gamebooks from the ever-popular Fighting Fantasy series. The original adventures, written and presented by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, are being converted to a digital gamebook format. Combat and skill rolls will be resolved by rolling realistic 3D dice, and the famous Adventure Sheet, normally found at the front of the books, functions in the game via an autofill system.
The library will debut early 2018 and will feature Fighting Fantasy titles previously released by Tin Man Games, along with new adaptations previously unseen in Tin Man’s gamebook engine. Favourites such as The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, The Citadel of Chaos, and City of Thieves will join Bloodbones, Caverns of the Snow Witch, Island of the Lizard King and The Forest of Doom.
Neil Rennison, Creative Director for Tin Man Games, said: “We’ve been one of the digital custodians of the Fighting Fantasy license for a number of years now and feel that it’s about time that the original fans, as well as newcomers, are able to play the classics on their smartphones and tablets. We’ve updated our old gamebook engine and plan to release a large number of the gamebooks that players will be able to purchase within the one app.”
New releases will be staggered across the next 18 months and will include Deathtrap Dungeon, Sword of the Samurai and Creature of Havoc amongst many others. Where possible Tin Man Games will use the original artwork from the gamebooks as well as adding new illustrations to bring the interactive adventures to life.
Neil continued: “We also have plans to include lots of extras over time, including music options, new dice designs and page skins. There are a lot of titles in the original collection that have never been re-published, so it’s a very exciting time for Fighting Fantasy fans!”
Fighting Fantasy Classics will be available to download in February 2018 for iOS and Android. It will also be available on PC and Mac via Steam a few months later.