2011
03.03

Krum has finally arrived and you can meet him and the other denizens of Undercity right now because Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity is now available to download from the App Store!

To be honest we were not expecting so quick a turn-around from Apple! We decided to release it straight away at the reduced price of $2.99USD (normally $4.99) to not only offer fans and early adopters a bloomin’ marvellous bargain, but to also celebrate Tin Man Games attending the Games Developers Conference¬† this week in San Francisco.

We’ve also gone with a slightly different App Store strategy for GA5, placing it in the “Books” category. In the past we’ve labelled ourselves as “Games” as we’re technically a game, but really we are a book too. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how that goes as we’re unsure of how many downloads constitute a good ranking for Books. As of writing we’re currently the #1 iPhone Book app in New Zealand! Not sure, how many copies need to be sold there to get to first spot, but even so we’re happy with that!

Hope you enjoy the gamebook and welcome to Undercity! :)

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  1. This release got me into your games, thanks! I haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve played through to various bad ends more than a few times, and died countless times before even crossing the river… and I’m still finding new things to explore, and there are a few more achievements to pick up. The “roll three ones” one took the sting out of a nasty roll, and it’s been fun seeing which ones I get whilst exploring.

    I also bought 2 & 3, which look awesome from the brief time I’ve spent on them. I am very happy with them all, except for the way they’ve filled my iPhone’s gamebooks folder and wrecked my beautiful organisational scheme. I guess I’ll just have to buy the rest when 6 comes out, to tidy things up.

    So far, though, 5 (and perhaps the others) are among my favourite classic-style gamebooks. I can’t possibly compare them to Fabled Lands, as it’s a different style of game entirely, and Lone Wolf has the ongoing saga aspect with its pluses and (mostly, to me) minuses, but they’re better than every Fighting Fantasy game I’ve played, and my school used to have a shelf full of them. Keep up the excellent work!

  2. Thanks for your great feedback and your comparison to FF is very flattering especially as I’m a big fan! Glad you’re enjoying book 5 and hope you like 2 and 3 just as much. You sound like a gamebook fan in general and we have some exciting news to release over the next few days that may excite you. Thanks again for your support and I will forward them on to the team.