It’s been a long time since our last post on this blog and it’s safe to say the world has changed a fair bit in that time – we hope you’re all keeping safe. We’re in the process of setting up a snazzy new website, but in the meantime we thought it might be good to give you all a bit of a brief update! So what have the Tin Minions been up to in the last two and a half years?

Steel Sky Productions and Warhammer Underworlds: Online

Back in 2019 we were successful in signing the license to Games Workshop’s incredibly successful tabletop skirmish game, Warhammer Underworlds. For the development and subsequent publishing of the digital adaptation, Steel Sky Productions was created to take the charge in bringing this amazing PvP dice-and-cards strategy combat game to market. The base game was officially released in January 2020 for PC on Steam and we have gone on to release 11 DLC warbands, 4 cosmetic DLC packs and a host other add-ons, features and game modes. The game is also available to buy on other PC platforms and we are looking to bring it to console next year with the right partner.

Warhammer Underworlds: Online is available to download on Steam, Humble, Fanatical and Green Man.

We also have an official Warhammer Underworlds: Online website here!

For business or press enquiries about WU:O, please reach out to press@steelskyprod.com.

The Choices That Matter series on Nintendo Switch!

Choices That Matter has been one of our most popular text-based adventure games on iOS/Android (over 1 million downloads!) and we were super keen to see this on the Nintendo Switch, so we teamed up with the awesome folks at Screwtape Studios over in Brisbane, who made this happen. All three epic stories, the first of which comes in at up to 600,000 words, are available to buy now on the Nintendo eShop!

Choices That Matter: And The Sun Went Out North America / Europe

Choices That Matter: And Their Souls Were EatenNorth America / Europe

Choices That Matter: And Their Heroes Were LostNorth America / Europe

Oh, And The Sun Went Out is also available on Steam too. It was also a finalist at this year’s AGDA awards!

New Fighting Fantasy Classics additions!

Long-time followers of Tin Man Games over the years will know that the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson is very close to our hearts. After a bit of a hiatus, this year we were able to bring two new titles to our Fighting Fantasy Classics library on iOS, Android and Steam. Steve’s epic, beastly adventure, Creature of Havoc, and Ian’s heat-stoked, desert adventure, Temple of Terror, were received warmly by fans and we’re looking to add more in 2022!

Fighting Fantasy Classics can be downloaded from Steam, the App Store and Google Play!

Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown comes to PC VR!

We felt that Arbitrix and the scoundrels had been trapped on the PlayStation VR for too long! Zero One Studios came to the rescue and took on the challenge to port the game to PC VR as well as release a non-VR version too, for players without VR hadware. The port was released to Steam in September and the team are currently working hard to bring it to yet more VR platforms next year. Watch this space!

The journey continues ever onwards…

So there we have it, a very brief overview in what has been an eventful few years! We’ve travelled around the world showcasing our games, seen amazingly talented Tin Minions come and go, moved office twice, and then retreated to working from home as the pandemic took hold. In 2022 we’re looking forward to adding more new content to Warhammer Underworlds: Online, seeing more of our games come to Nintendo Switch, and playing Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown on new VR systems. We’re also ramping up development on a new game that will be released in 2023 and we’ll be posting job adverts relating to that over the next few months. If you’re interested in working with us, keep your eyes peeled!

Have a great rest of 2021 – stay safe – and happy adventuring!

The Tin Minions


Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown – our board game-inspired RPG for VR – is OUT NOW!

Happy 2019 from the Tin Minions! Wow, we cannot believe how quickly the year is zipping by! Just one year ago we showed you the first glimpse of Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown, our immersive and delightful digital tabletop role-playing game for PlayStation VR. Now, we are delighted to share the finished game with you!

Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is available now for PlayStation VR via the PlayStation store. It’s just $19.99 USD! PS Plus subscribers can take advantage of a 20% discount ($13.99 USD) until April 30! In case you missed it, you can check out our shiny new release trailer right here:

Table of Tales invites you to take a seat at a mysterious table, abandoned in the attic of your aunt. Only you have the power to unlock the table’s true nature – it’s a magical living boardgame! The Table is presided over by its Game Master – Arbitrix. She narrates your tale, pushing your party into sticky situations that they must talk – or fight – their way out of. Take the helm and lead your party of scoundrels through realms of adventure, investigating the misdeeds of their pasts and facing up to terrible dangers! 

We’ve had lots of lovely folk reviewing the game and sharing their first impressions. Head over to the Tin Man Games Twitter or the Official Table of Tales Facebook Page to find out more!

We celebrated Tin Man Games’ 10 year anniversary late in 2018. It is pretty special to think back on our early gamebook days, see people playing our story-driven, tabletop-inspired adventure game in virtual reality (!!) and realise what a massive achievement this is for our team.

We hope you enjoy the journey the table takes you on!


Table of Tales is coming to PAX Australia this weekend!!

PAX Australia is almost upon us and the Tin Minions are scurrying around behind the scenes as we ready ourselves for our biggest expo showing ever! Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown will get its maiden voyage, taking to the high seas in the Melbourne Convention Centre this weekend! If you’re attending PAX Aus this year then join us at Booth PR10 in the PAX Rising area where you’ll be able to play our awesome new PlayStation VR demo of Table of Tales, buy our brand new exclusive Pinny Arcade pin (as well as some rare pins from previous years), and you’ll get to meet the star of the show, Arbitrix, our Table of Tales Games Master! Arbitrix will be in attendance via the magic of digital puppetry and will no doubt have lots of opinions to share with booth visitors!

See you there!!


Sharpen your sword & charge your Joy-Cons! Warlock of Firetop Mountain is OUT NOW for Nintendo Switch

As of today Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition is officially available via the Nintendo Switch eShop!

Get it from the US eShop here, or the EU eShop here. If you’re in another region, just do a quick search for ‘Warlock’ on the eShop of your choice and we will be the first result.

The team are pretty chuffed with this achievement! Seeing our game on a Nintendo console feels more than a little surreal. With a new platform comes the opportunity for a whole new group of players to experience the joy of our tabletop-inspired adventure. So if you know someone who you think would enjoy Warlock it would mean the world to us if you could spread the word and let them know about our game.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Warlock comes bundled with all released DLC. There are eighteen heroes to unlock and play, each with their own tactical set of moves, sordid past, and ambitious quest that will bring them face to face with the darkest dangers Firetop Mountain has to offer.

Each character you choose to take into the mountain affects your adventure in different ways; do you speak Orcish? Can you read Dwarven? Are you literate? Are you large & strong? Do you have a keen eye? All these factors can influence the way your journey unfolds. And if you’re beginning to tire of fighting on the side of good, fear not! In Gauntlet mode you can play as one of Zagor’s evil minions – Slime Beast, Skeleton Warrior, Goblin and more – in a story-light, combat-heavy version of the game.

Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition is available for $29.99 USD via the Nintendo Switch eShop NOW. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up to our mailing list to be the first to learn about all the latest Tin Man news. We’re always crafting new and exciting things. We can’t talk about much of it yet, but you’ll definitely be seeing more about Table of Tales and Fighting Fantasy Classics in the coming months.

For now, we hope you enjoy your journey into Firetop Mountain!


Announcing our first Nintendo Switch release – Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition!

As hinted at a few months back, we’re bringing our acclaimed, tabletop-inspired RPG adventure – The Warlock of Firetop Mountain – to the Nintendo Switch. Huzzah! We’re really excited to announce that the game will launch on the Nintendo eShop 13 September 2018 for 29.99 USD.

Releasing on Nintendo Switch is a double-headed-dragon-size achievement for the Tin Man team, as this release marks both our first time releasing on console and our first time releasing for Nintendo. And we’re pretty chuffed about it! The game looks and plays beautifully on the handheld console and we’re very excited for it to be out in the wild next week. Yup, NEXT WEEK.



Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition will be released complete with all existing DLC and will include over a dozen unlockable hero characters. Each comes with a unique miniature, evoking the nostalgia of classic tabletop games. For each character you take into the mountain, both story and combat will – of course – unfold in different ways. Different narrative options will unlock and you’ll enjoy the strategic challenge of a fresh set of attacks and abilities with each hero you play as.

And if you’re sick of fighting on the side of good, fear not! You can also play as one of Zagor’s evil minions – Slime Beast, Giant Rat, Skeleton Warrior and more – in a combat-heavy, story-light ‘Gauntlet’ game mode.

Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition will be available for digital pre-order from Tuesday, 4 September 2018 at a 20% price reduction of 23.99 USD. Click here to pre-order via the Nintendo eShop. Zagor is looking forward to taking on the many new adventurers brave enough to enter his lair!


You asked and now we’re delivering. Trial of Champions prevailed in our poll asking which gamebook you’d most like to see next on your Fighting Fantasy Classics shelf. So we’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be releasing Trial of Champions Wednesday, July 18!Ian Livingstone’s Trial of Champions is the sequel to the beloved Deathtrap Dungeon. This classic Fighting Fantasy adventure sees you delve into the dread corridors of Baron Sukumvit’s terrible challenge for a second stab at glory.

But beware! The Trial will be even more devilishly difficult this time as you begin your adventure having been captured and sold into slavery! With nothing to prepare you for this arduous adventure but your SKILL, LUCK and STAMINA, you must explore the deadly labyrinth beneath Fang. For only by triumphing in the Trial can you win back your freedom from Baron Sukumvit’s evil brother – Lord Carnuss.

Will it be enough?!

Find out from Wednesday, July 18 when you can download Trial of Champions on iOS and Android, with PC and Mac editions coming later in the week.

Also joining the shelf is another old favourite – Steve Jackson’s House of Hell. We’ve remastered this title for the Fighting Fantasy Classics library, so it can take its rightful place amongst your collection. House of Hell’s addition to the library comes with a handful of features and updates including:

  • Altered difficulty modes to accommodate the challenging mechanics of this spooky adventure.
  • The dynamic Adventure Sheet has (of course!) been updated to include the Fear mechanic from the original book.
  • The Adventure Sheet now also supports a special ‘Knowledge section’ to help keep track of all the clues you will need to solve the mysteries of the House of Hell!
  • Tim Sell’s original artwork, as well as coloured editions of each piece.
  • An additional ‘Haunted Hallways’ ambient music track has been added to your collection of tracks.
  • New audio sliders for music and SFX, allowing you to play with exactly the audio setup you desire.

See you in the labyrinth, Adventurers!


We have three super-exciting Fighting Fantasy announcements for you this week – strap in, grab your favourite broadsword and let’s go adventuring…

Fighting Fantasy Classics is coming to Steam!

Our recent Fighting Fantasy library app, which is currently available for iOS/Android smartphones and tablets, is coming to PC and Mac! We’ve just launched our “Coming Soon” page on Steam, which contains all the info you need about the upcoming release. The game library will become available for download on June 6th and will include free access to Jonathan Green’s supernatural pirate adventure, Bloodbones! Fighting Fantasy Classics will also feature all the current digital gamebooks available in the mobile version, including Ian Livingstone’s Deathtrap Dungeon, which was released last month.

If you’re a Fighting Fantasy fan and a Steam user jump into our discussion forums and share with us your love for all things FF!

Poll results! Which gamebook is coming next?

In our previous blogpost we asked you to vote on which FF gamebooks you would like to see in the library.

The contestants were Sword of the Samurai, Trial of Champions, Creature of Havoc, and Freeway Fighter. We’re excited to finally announce that the overwhelming winner was Trial of Champions! Expect to see Deathtrap Dungeon‘s epic sequel hit the library app in the coming months. We’re big fans of Ian Livingstone’s return to Fang, so we’re thrilled you voted to bring it into the digital domain!

Second place was a close call with Freeway Fighter narrowly edging it. Because the result was so tight we’ll make an internal decision as development progresses on all titles as to which gamebook we’ll release after ToC. It’s heartening to see that all four titles received so much support! Thank you so much for your votes.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is coming to Nintendo Switch!

If you’ve been following us on Twitter you will have seen another major Fighting Fantasy announcement this week. We’ve been working closely with another Australian game developer to bring our smash-hit PC/iOS adaptation of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain to Nintendo’s amazing new console. We don’t have a release date just yet but keep an eye on our social media channels over the coming weeks for more news!

And finally in other news, we just wanted to let you know that we have recently removed our older Fighting Fantasy apps from Google Play. Our reasoning for doing this at the moment is that these apps contain some old analytics tools buried deep in their code that could be in violation of the new GDPR data regulations. Sadly fixes are not straight forward and will require resources currently tied up in other projects, but our plan will be to slowly fix them and re-upload to Google Play as soon as we are able!


For the first time in Tin Man Games’ history, we are proud to present Ian Livingstone’s Deathtrap Dungeon as the latest addition to the Fighting Fantasy Classics collection! Push your Skill, Stamina and Luck to their limits in Baron Sukumvit’s fiendish and deadly labyrinth beneath the city of Fang. Will YOU be the victor who emerges with the 10,000 gold piece prize?

Our Fighting Fantasy Classics Update (1.3), which includes Deathtrap Dungeon, begins rolling out Wednesday, 25 April 10am AEST and contains a handful of exciting features, including:

• The return of our History of Fighting Fantasy and Rulebook titles, which we’ve included as free books on the shelf for all players.

• The map feature is now fully functional. All eight of the available books include these maps, which are a throwback to the old-school Fighting Fantasy experience of grabbing a scrap of paper and plotting out the locations you’ve explored. The map automatically records both your current and previous playthroughs, making it easier than ever to uncover every path and encounter each gamebook has to offer.

• Dice accelerometer support – shaking the device will re-roll dice.

• Lots of bug-fixes to improve combat, page-turns, menu navigation, bookmarks, Free Read Mode, image downloads and more.

We are keen to continue supporting Fighting Fantasy Classics with regular book releases over coming months, so we want to know which gamebooks YOU want to see in the app next! That’s right – we’re running another poll to let YOU decide which two adventures you would most like to see in Fighting Fantasy Classics.

The contestants are: Sword of the Samurai, Trial of Champions, Creature of Havoc, and Freeway Fighter. Please use the form below to cast your vote!



We’ll be taking your votes until May 2, 5pm AEST.

If you’re yet to try out Fighting Fantasy Classics, it’s free to download on iOS and Android (with a Steam version planned for release soon) and every player gets Jonathan Green’s swashbuckling pirate adventure Bloodbones for free. Other titles currently available for purchase include: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, City of Thieves, The Citadel of Chaos, The Forest of Doom, Island of the Lizard King and Caverns of the Snow Witch.

Best of luck in your quest to defeat the trials of the Dungeon!


We’ve brought an exciting new feature to Fighting Fantasy Classics – maps!

The maps of Fighting Fantasy Classics are a throwback to the old-school Fighting Fantasy experience; grabbing a scrap of paper and plotting out the locations you’ve explored. Perhaps while investigating Port Blacksand, searching Darkwood Forest for the Hammer of Gillibran, or fighting your way to victory in the Trial of Champions.

To access the map feature you will first need to update to the latest version of the app. Then, start any adventure afresh and the map icon will appear. It is found in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

When you start a new adventure, let’s say in City of Thieves, you will (of course) begin at the City Gate of Port Blacksand. Your present location is indicated by a small flag as shown below.

As you progress, arrows automatically appear between the locations you visit, creating a handy reference for the path you have chosen during your adventure. In the playthrough of City of Thieves shown below I’ve chosen to follow Key Street.

Now unfortunately I was unable to take down Zanbar Bone during my first playthrough. But, determined as I am to save the goodfolk of Silverton, I embark upon my quest again, this time deciding to investigate Market Street.

As you can see, the game has preserved both my previous playthrough and my current playthrough – with the path of my previous playthrough becoming slightly transparent. This allows you to keep track of all the parts of a game you have explored in both past and current playthroughs.

We hope you enjoy your adventures using this new feature! Maps are freely available with all gamebooks and will continue to be released alongside future updates.

If you are yet to try out Fighting Fantasy Classics it’s available on iOS and Android and every player gets Jonathan Green’s swashbuckling pirate adventure Bloodbones free with their download. We’re planning on continuing to update  Fighting Fantasy Classics with new adventures, the first being Deathtrap Dungeon, which you can expect to appear on your bookshelf in the next fortnight.


Last week we launched a poll to determine which new book we would be bringing to Fighting Fantasy Classics. We received 390 votes over the week and we are very excited to announce that Deathtrap Dungeon came out on top with 265 votes. Sword of the Samurai also received some love with 125 votes – none too shabby!

Deathtrap Dungeon will be released late April 2018.

Ian Livingstone’s Deathtrap Dungeon is – of course – the sixth book in the Fighting Fantasy series, first published in 1984, and was followed by two sequels – Trial of Champions in 1986 and Armies of Death in 1988. The game takes place beneath the City of Fang in an underground labyrinth of trials and monsters and features a devilishly high number of interesting ways to perish.

Be on the lookout for another poll in a few weeks time when we’ll ask you which Fighting Fantasy adventure you would like to embark on next. Until then, may your Provisions see you to the end of your journey and your Sword serve you well!