Articles by Michael Reilly


Alcyone: The Last City

Alcyone: The Last City (pronounced Al-Sigh-O-Knee!) is a sci-fi interactive fiction game set in the last City in the universe. Created by Joshua Meadows (a video game journalist/writer, and author of the episodic sci-fi/fantasy series Iyetra),…


Rhyl On Sea

Kismet Interactive Fiction (creators of Day of the Worms – the ‘gardening meets the zombie apocalypse’ text adventure) has just released a new detective noir adventure where you play a reporter in a small seaside…


REVIEW: Rise of the Shadow King

As our own world increases in complexity and continuously demands more from us just to survive the unending grind of daily life, it’s often welcome to escape our modern difficulties by embarking on a relatively…


Fighting Fantasy Legends

The welcomed resurgence of the Fighting Fantasy brand in this 35th Anniversary year continues to gather increased momentum with the announcement from Nomad Games (creators of the successful Talisman: Digital Edition) of their upcoming new…


Scholastic to relaunch Fighting Fantasy

Great news for all Fighting Fantasy fans! Scholastic UK has acquired world rights to the series, announcing that the classic gamebooks will be ‘republished, repackaged and reignited for a new generation’. They will also publish…




Heroes of Urowen

Heroes of Urowen is a new fantasy gamebook created by Spanish author David Velasco, a writer of novels and gamebooks, and a translator of English video games and apps, including An Assassin in Orlandes by…



Day of the Worms

Kismet Interactive Fiction’s Day of the Worms is a new Android app featuring parasitic zombie worms, allotments, and 12 different kinds of biscuit! Urban gardening meets the zombie apocalypse! Inspired by cheesy horror flicks from…


You Are The Hero Part 2

The 35th anniversary of the Fighting Fantasy series will be celebrated this year with the release of two new books: an Allansian adventure written by Ian Livingstone, and a companion volume to Jonathan Green’s You…


City of Thieves Collector’s Edition

The Games Collector, a UK company producing exclusive collectibles, are currently running an Indiegogo campaign for a hand-stitched full-colour version of Ian Livingstone’s City of Thieves Fighting Fantasy book. This sumptuously presented limited edition hardback…



The Warlock of Firetop Mountain on iOS

Tin Man Games have now released their digital reimagining of the original Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, on iOS. Features: A tabletop adventure come to life…