Will YOU become the hero of Fire Island?
Tin Man Games’ fourth Fighting Fantasy digital gamebook app, Island of the Lizard King, arrives on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad today, following a recent Android release on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Kidnapped by a vicious race of Lizard Men from Fire Island, the young men of Oyster Bay face a grim future of slavery, starvation and a lingering death. Their master will be the mad and dangerous Lizard King, who holds sway over his land of mutants by the strange powers of black magic. Will YOU risk all in an attempt to save the prisoners?
Smart phone and tablet users can now take a voyage to the infamous Fire Island. Tin Man Games has taken the classic Fighting Fantasy solo adventure and transformed it into an interactive digital experience, using their critically acclaimed gamebook engine. With animated page-turning, dynamic links, an automated adventure sheet to show changing stats and inventory, the reader can also roll physics-based 3D dice to bravely fight the myriad of strange denizens that inhabit the jungles and swamps.
Ian Livingstone, co-creator of the Fighting Fantasy series and author of Island of the Lizard King, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Tin Man Games on this project. They have succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of Fighting Fantasy, re-imagining Island of the Lizard King for digital audiences. The new features are great, auto-mapping in particular, and readers will need all the help they can get to deal with the Gongchong and Lizard Men who are looking forward to welcoming hapless victims to their island!”
The Island of the Lizard King app makes good use of the latest smart phone and tablet hardware, using the increased screen space of tablets to read horizontally or vertically. A retro mode has been included for nostalgic Fighting Fantasy fans, which displays the classic black and white illustrations, while those readers who want full colour can see those same images beautifully rendered.
Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King is now available to download from the iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android. It costs $5.99 USD/£3.99/ 5,49 €.
Tin Man Games maintain a site dedicated to their Fighting Fantasy apps at www.FightingFantasyApps.com.
The Official Fighting Fantasy site can be found at www.FightingFantasy.com.
Tin Man Games also runs a developer blog at www.TinManGames.com.au.