Russ Nicholson

KICKSTARTER: Steam Highwayman III: The Reeking Metropolis

Explore London’s many secrets in the next intriguing volume of Martin Noutch’s open-world Steampunk Adventure Gamebook Series. Steam Highwayman III: The Reeking Metropolis is the third title to be released in his impressive series of connected gamebooks, where each can be played as a stand-alone adventure, but together, by use of codewords and interlinked passages, …

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November ROUND-UP: wrath, vengeance and death

This month we’ve got a sizeable selection of printed gamebooks and digital games for your perusal, plus links to video highlights of the recent Fighting Fantasy Fest. Any of the choice-based experiences featured here would make excellent gifts for readers of interactive fiction – or people you know who should be – so remember to …

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October ROUND-UP: Geats, famous historical figures and a Syrian refugee

This month we bring you news of interactive adventures set in different times and places: 6th-century Scandinavia, fantasy lands featuring marshlands and winter storms, Zanzibar in the late 19th century, an Australian small town, and war-ravaged Syria. • • •Beowulf Beastslayer Jonathan Green’s 4th title in his ACE Gamebooks series, Beowulf Beastslayer, has now been …

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JULY ROUND-UP: Magicians, Mages and a Messiah

This month we have news about forthcoming print gamebooks; interactive games playable on PC, Mac and in your web browser; an audio adventure for Alexa; and a solo storytelling game. • • •Draw Nine Draw Nine is a short narrative Twine game created by Damon L. Wakes, in which you play the role of a …

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Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons

Although not an interactive experience, this new feature-length documentary from X-Ray Films and Cavegirl Productions will surely interest anyone who appreciates the important role that fantastic imagery has played in the ongoing success of RPGs and other forms of fantasy gaming. Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons explores the history, influence …

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KICKSTARTER: Beowulf Beastslayer

Jonathan Green has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the latest gamebook in his ACE Gamebooks series. Beowulf Beastslayer is a brand new take on the Anglo-Saxon epic, re-imagining the events described in the poem as an interactive gamebook. Will you follow the course of events as laid down by the scops and skalds of old, …

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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 with figurines and an environment that assembles itself Fully interactive story, with 1000s of choices, which change for each of …

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Fabled Lands: The Serpent King’s Domain

A new map of Ankon-Konu from master illustrator Russ Nicholson, has been partially unveiled for the upcoming 7th book of the Fabled Lands series, The Serpent King’s Domain. Written by Paul Gresty, and to be published by Megara Entertainment (hardcover) and Fabled Lands Publishing (paperback), this is the long-awaited book 7 of the popular open-world …

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