Eidos president Ian Livingstone’s confirmed that the Fighting Fantasy books, beginning with Warlock of Firetop Mountain, are to be released as iPhone and iPod Touch games beginning later this year.
“I’m happy to say, because of the advances in technology, there’s been recurring interest,” he said, talking of the paper gaming series in the latest OneLifeLeft episode.
“Not just from the book publishers… but from iApp people who are saying, ‘Why don’t you put these Fighting Fantasy game books onto an iApp.’
“And we thought, ‘Great idea.’”
Livingstone added: “Quite confident in saying that sometime later on this year there’ll be Fighting Fantasy adventures on [iPhone and iPod Touch].”
He also says they’ll play in the same way as the books, and that you’ll be able to shake your iThing to roll dice on the screen.
Listen from 26 minutes onward. They talk specifically about it at 28.30.
Fighting Fantasy was an iconic RPG book series that sold more than 16 million copies in 23 languages, mainly in the 80s.