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Gamebook Adventures: Curse of the Assassin

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Curse of the Assassin is written and designed by S.P. Osborne, author of An Assassin in Orlandes, and takes you back to the familiar surrounds of Orlandes City.

You've risen through society after dealing with Eltane and saving the city, capturing the affections of the Duke's daughter along the way. The mysterious death of a friend arouses your suspicions and once again you find yourself at the heart of conspiracy that takes you back to your home village and a meeting with your old adventuring party from your youth.

An exciting mystery adventure thriller races from Orlandes City through to the wilds of Orlandes, into the mines of Kern Badenach and even out to sea! Pirkka Harvala, who previously illustrated An Assassin in Orlandes and Catacombs of the Undercity, returns for his third gamebook and this time his wonderful artwork appears in colour for the first time!

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Gamebook Adventures: Curse of the Assassin

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The official sequel to An Assassin in Orlandes is HERE for iOS and Android!

Curse of the Assassin is written and designed by S.P. Osborne, author of GA1, and takes you back to the familiar surrounds of Orlandes City where you pick up your life some time after the events in An Assassin in Orlandes. You've risen through society after dealing with Eltane and saving the city, capturing the affections of the Duke's daughter along the way. The mysterious death of friend arouses your suspicions and once again you find yourself at the heart of conspiracy that takes you back to your home village and a meeting with your old adventuring party from your youth.

An exciting mystery adventure thriller races from Orlandes City through to the wilds of Orlandes, into the mines of Kern Badenach and even out to sea! Pirkka Harvala, who previously illustrated An Assassin in Orlandes and Catacombs of the Undercity, returns for his third gamebook and this time his wonderful artwork appears in colour for the first time!

** GAMEBOOK ADVENTURES REVIEWS **

"Gamebook Adventures are fun to read -- not just because the RPG mechanic draws you in and engages you in the story, but also because the stories are good fantasy fiction. The artwork is great and there is a great deal of replayability in the application, especially when you consider the hundreds of choices that can be made and the various difficulties." - WIRED.COM

"...a series of lovingly crafted and extremely well-written interactive fantasy novels. It's surprisingly engrossing stuff, the economically written narrative packing in masses of detail, while rattling out a pacey, involving story." - THE GUARDIAN

"For those of us who grew up with the Fighting Fantasy books, this is almost like a homecoming. It's a great modern equivalent to the books many of us loved as youngsters, with the same kind of attention to detail and thrilling fantastical touches that made these adventures so enjoyable." - POCKETGAMER

"After finally making my way through the series' newest release, I'm somewhat ashamed that I've waited so long to take the plunge..." - 148APPS

"I've had an absolutely fabulous time playing through them, and highly encourage anyone interested in fantasy novels to check 'em out." - TOUCH ARCADE

** FEATURES **

•Includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in the previous Gamebook Adventures titles.
•Read the story and dictate the direction of the story! Options based on who you have met, where you have visited and what you have found.
•Unique battle system using realistic 3D dice which can be rolled by shaking your smartphone or tablet.
•Lots of achievements to collect and artwork to find throughout the book. These are placed on your achievement wall.
•Three difficulty levels. Read the book casually by being able to move around freely or crank up the difficulty and be a hardcore gamebook player.
•Companions you meet on the adventure will now fight with you!
•Awesome artwork (including a new cover by Dan Maxwell!) and music by Adrian Watkins to accompany the interactive story.

Join Tin Man Games at www.gamebookadventures.com for lots more exciting digital gamebooks including the Fighting Fantasy series and Judge Dredd!

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Trial of the Clone - written by Zach Weinersmith! (iOS and Android)

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Trial of the Clone

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

www.tinmangames.com.au
www.gamebookadventures.com

"You are a clone raised by the mysterious Silene Monks. Once the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, they have long since been superseded by modern technology. Now they spend most of their time hanging out and playing video games.

But you are not like the rest of your clone brothers. You have been chosen for a special destiny. Make the right decisions and you'll complete your training, explore a universe full of adventure, and prove yourself a hero. Make the wrong decisions and you'll be dead. Really dead. Its hard to emphasise just how dead you will be. So here's a pro tip for you: try to make the right decisions."

Written by Zach Weinersmith, creator of the hilarious award-winning comic strip 'Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal'.

You're a clone who sets out to find your place in a cold, uncaring, but also kickass and ridiculous futuristic world, solving challenging puzzles and fighting monsters along the way. It's like D&D for people who are too cool for other people!

Exclusive new features in the app:

• Wil Wheaton voice over! Listen to Wil Wheaton whisper things like "love", "plasmaster", "moral ambiguity", and "disappointment" into your ear.
• All new death endings, written by Zach himself. Not available in the print book!
• Achievements to find throughout the gamebook
• Play the gamebook following all the rules, or cheat all you want!

Trial of the clone has been brought to Apple and Android smartphones and tablets using Tin Man Games' critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

• An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.
• Artwork gallery. Find an illustration in the gamebook and be able to access it full-screen forever.
• Bookmarking system which saves your position in the gamebook, much like putting your fingers between the pages to remember your previous page when reading the paperback!
• Specially composed soundtrack
• Landscape support for larger devices
• Universal - buy it once and play on all your devices!

PLEASE NOTE - Due to mature content this app is for users who are 17+ only. It is not recommended for children.

App Store - Google Play

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Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell (iOS and Android)

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Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

www.fightingfantasyapps.com - Fighting Fantasy, the world famous interactive gamebook series is back! Steve Jackson and Tin Man Games present House of Hell!!

"Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell has to be the worst mistake of your life! The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside. Who knows how many hapless wanderers like yourself have perished within its gruesome walls? Be warned! Tonight is going to be a night to remember..."

** FEATURES **

House of Hell is a digital Fighting Fantasy gamebook, an interactive adventure in which YOU are the hero! You can only win through by choosing the correct path, finding equipment, avoiding traps and surviving combat.

Exclusive new features in the app:

• Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!
• Atmospheric new visuals which can be turned off to make the gamebook look like it came off the printing press in the 80s!
• Tim Sell's classic illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of the high-resolution retina displays.
• Ian Miller's famous cover animated and brought to life.
• Fantastic new cover artwork to unlock!
• Achievements to find throughout the gamebook with full Game Center connectivity.

House of Hell has been brought to iOS and Android using Tin Man Games' critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

• Universal iOS support. Buy the app once and it works on all your devices!
• Read the book horizontally or vertically on your iPad.
• An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.
• Realistic physics based dice rolling. Shake your device!
• Artwork gallery. Find an illustration in the gamebook and be able to access it full-screen forever.
• Bookmarking system which saves your position in the gamebook, much like putting your fingers between the pages to remember your previous page when reading the paperback!
• Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.

Tin Man Games have signed a licensing deal to release the Fighting Fantasy series on iOS and Android, so expect to see more of your favourite adventure gamebooks appearing on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Nook Mobile!

See what the press had to say about Tin Man Games' first FF release, Blood of the Zombies:

"Blood of the Zombies is a hugely enjoyable, brilliantly presented, hilariously violent romp. If this is your first gamebook or your 30th, you're going to have a whale of a time." -- POCKET GAMER - 9/10 - GOLD AWARD!

"...its speedy combat and inbuilt adversity make it a great candidate for the app treatment. A skilled app designer and an experienced author have collaborated and managed the rare feat of creating something greater than the sum of their individual talents." - GAMEZEBO - 4.5/5

"Ultimately, fans of the old stories should enjoy Blood of the Zombies. It delivers an authentic Fighting Fantasy experience while updating the gameplay and style in its own way. " -- STARBURST - 8/10

"...for those looking for an interesting storyline and a delightful walk down memory lane, it's a sterling effort and one that very much deserves its asking price. I'm already looking forward to other Fighting Fantasy/Tin Man Games collaborations." -- 148 APPS - 4.5/5 -- EDITOR'S CHOICE!

"Beautifully presented, a little campy but oh-so-worth that walk down memory lane, Blood of the Zombies will not go amiss in your library of interactive iOS-based tales." -- TOUCH ARCADE - 4/5

Coming Soon... The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Forest of Doom, Deathtrap Dungeon, Appointment with F.E.A.R. and more!

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Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies (iOS and Android)

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fighting Fantasy re-launches on digital devices with Tin Man Games proudly releasing Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets.

It's been 30 years since the publication of the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, written by Fighting Fantasy co-creators Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Ian has written a new title; Blood of the Zombies. In this interactive adventure, YOU are kidnapped and imprisoned inside a castle in a remote part of Romania where a mad megalomaniac is running a secret scientific programme -- injecting hundreds of prisoners with Zombie blood! Can YOU kill all the Zombies or will YOU be next in line to become one of them?

Using their critically acclaimed gamebook engine, Tin Man Games has taken the classic Fighting Fantasy solo adventure format and transformed it into an interactive digital experience with animated page-turning and dynamic links to enable the reader to choose their path through the story. Blood of the Zombies features an automated Adventure Sheet for player stats and objects found, and physics-based 3D dice for battles.

Neil Rennison, Creative Director for Tin Man Games, said: "Being huge Fighting Fantasy fans, it was important that we captured the nostalgic feeling of the series whilst also adding modern gaming components. The illustrations are now in full colour, and we've created an appropriately gruesome-looking book interface. We've animated the amazing front cover, bringing the main Zombie alive for the main menu! We also commissioned a soundtrack and sound effects to create added atmosphere to accompany Ian's exciting interactive story."

The Blood of the Zombies app makes good use of the latest smart phone and tablet hardware, using the increased screen space of iPad to read horizontally or vertically as well as being adapted to work on iPhone 5. The app also contains some extra features not found in the paperback due to book format limitations.

Ian Livingstone said: "Fighting Fantasy first launched in 1982 and I'm delighted that Blood of the Zombies will reach audiences of the digital age. Tin Man Games has done a brilliant job in developing the app. It's not just a straight port of the book. There are two difficulty levels, things to unlock, stuff to collect and Easter eggs like hidden Martin McKenna artwork. I've also written 80 new gruesome death endings to add more variety to death-by-Zombies! And you can even cheat in a peek-around-the-corner kind of way as readers did back in the day with their 'five-fingered bookmarks'. But it's still going be a very tough challenge to kill all the Zombies."

Tin Man Games has worked closely with Ian Livingstone during the app development. Neil Rennison continued: "It's been an absolute privilege collaborating with Ian and a wonderful opportunity to not only bring Blood of the Zombies to the latest digital platforms, but to be involved in the 30th anniversary of Fighting Fantasy." Tin Man Games will begin the development of Forest of Doom early next year, following the release of Steve Jackson's House of Hell in December.

Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play. There are also plans to bring it to the Amazon Appstore and the Nook.

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.

Grab it on the App Store here!

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Strange Loves 1: Vampire Boyfriends

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Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends is a funny, romantic, supernatural interactive novel full of hot vampires, evil plots, college, romance, explosions, fast cars, fangs, fame, riches, kidnappings, cats, and a destiny that you can use for good... evil... or both.

Choose your path through this rich interactive story where you can slay vampires or become one, find your soulmate or sell your soul, watch a famous heartthrob on TV or marry him, become a crazy cat lady, or leave town altogether and become a famous MMA fighter, best-selling novelist, or totally important Hollywood actress.

A send-up of those vampire stories you love, Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends is a delightful romp exploring the ridiculous, sometimes dangerous, side of loving vampires, being a badass, and fulfilling your wildest dreams.

With over three hundred sections, hundreds of choices, and 40 unique endings, you can read Vampire Boyfriends again and again, each time having a completely different experience.

Featuring beautiful artwork hand-drawn exclusively for the book, seamless gameplay, bookmarks, achievements, the ability to tweet straight from the app, and a complex but fun story, Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends is from Tin Man Games who brought you the acclaimed Gamebook Adventures, the leading digital gamebook company.

@StrangeLovesApp

Available on the App Store here!

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Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 - iOS Gamebook App Promo!

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Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Drokk! It's an adventure game. It's an interactive book. It's an RPG. You are Judge Dredd, the toughest judge to patrol Mega-City One, a vast futuristic city, set in the 22nd Century!

You, the reader, control the direction of the story by making decisions for Dredd on each page, and choosing your path. Using a realistic dice-based battle system, you get to fight your enemies in exciting shootouts and roll your fate, as you use your array of skills against a variety of perps in an epic storyline.

"Sector 106 of Mega-City One is short of senior Street Judges and only the most experienced judges have been reassigned to fill this shortfall...foremost among them yourself, Dredd! What begins as a routine patrol arresting juves and skysurfers, turns into a race against time, as mysterious "Voices of Dredd" find their way into the hands of the local perps. Riding your Lawmaster bike and armed with your trusty Lawgiver, you must pit yourself against Sector 106's brutal criminal underworld. Quick Dredd! The countdown has begun..."

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• Newly written interactive story by Nick Robinson that takes the reader on an epic ride through Mega-City One.
• Custom built e-book interface, which is easy to use. As easy as reading a book!
• Universal app! You only need to buy this once to play on all your devices.
• Read in portrait or landscape. (iPad only)
• Dynamic page links that respond to your situation.
• Easy to change fonts and font sizes, to set up the book the way you want it.
• New gamebook rules and battle system using the Gamebook Adventures Engine. Judge's Handbook included so that rules can be accessed at any time during the adventure if you need to refresh yourself.
• Real-time 3D dice rolling with realistic physics. Shake the device like a dice shaker and watch the 3D dice bounce around the scene and off each other.
• Make skill rolls based on the weapons you use, your fitness levels, and your perceived authority.
• Accessible inventory sheet at all times during reading, which auto updates when you pick up an item, your stats change, or you gain valuable patrol notes.
• Difficulty levels - Hardcore, Medium and Novice. Play the book how it was meant to be played or casually read it in an easier mode.
• Use bookmarks to save your progress, helping you get past tricky sections.
• Achievements to collect throughout the book for those who wish to thoroughly explore all aspects of the story.
• Perp records sheets to collect during the adventure. Once a criminal is arrested or killed, their database updates with background information. Catch them all!
• Beautifully illustrated by German Ponce and other popular Dredd artists. Once found, each illustration is mounted on the achievements wall.
• High resolution artwork that takes advantage of the new iPad screen resolution and retina displays.
• Amazing soundtrack and sound effects accompany the story, which can be turned on and off if required.

See our reviews of our previous Gamebook Adventures titles:

"Gamebook Adventures are fun to read -- not just because the RPG mechanic draws you in and engages you in the story, but also because the stories are good fantasy fiction. The artwork is great and there is a great deal of replayability in the application, especially when you consider the hundreds of choices that can be made and the various difficulties." - WIRED

"For those of us who grew up with the Fighting Fantasy books, this is almost like a homecoming. It's a great modern equivalent to the books many of us loved as youngsters, with the same kind of attention to detail and thrilling fantastical touches that made these adventures so enjoyable." - POCKETGAMER

"...a series of lovingly crafted and extremely well-written interactive fantasy novels. It's surprisingly engrossing stuff, the economically written narrative packing in masses of detail, while rattling out a pacey, involving story." - THE GUARDIAN

Available now on the App Store!

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