Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | 23:42 BST
Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies out now
Ian Livingstone’s latest Fighting Fantasy title is now available on Android and iDevice.
Blood of the Zombies traps the player inside a castle in Romania with a mad scientist attempting to inject the titular ichor into hundreds of prisoners. All the delightful trappings you’d expect are there, along with some neat little twists – an adventure sheet, physics-based 3D dice, an animated front cover, full colour illustrations, and support for the iPad and iPhone 5′s higher specs.
The new title marks the 30th anniversary of the Fighting Fantasy series, which debuted with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. It’s the first Fighting Fantasy title built by Tin Man Games since the game book specialist developer acquired the license.
“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,” Livingstone said.
“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.”