2012
12.14

…six new Gamebook Adventures!

During the second half of 2012 we were all set to release our 9th, 10th and 11th Gamebook Adventures titles. Then some silly Tin Man went and signed up the rights for some unknown gamebook series called Fighting Fantasy. ;) Can you believe that our last journey into Orlandes was October 2011?! Where has that time gone? Well the wait is over and we’ve got not just one, but six new Orlandes based fantasy gamebooks coming your way in 2013/early 2014! As I write all six are currently in various stages of development with the first two, a sequel to An Assassin in Orlandes and Slaves of Rema, almost completed.

Assassin 2, as it is currently titled, is written and designed by S.P. Osbrne and takes you back to the familiar surrounds of Orlandes City where you pick up your life some time after the events of our debut Gamebook Adventures title. You’ve risen in society after dealing with a certain assassin 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. Expect another fantastic mystery adventure thriller that races from the City through to the wilds of Orlandes. Pirkka Harvala, who  previously illustrated GA1 and GA5, returns for his third gamebook and this time his wonderful artwork appears in colour for the first time!

Sultans of Rema will be our follow-up title, written by Gaetano Abbondanza and takes the Gamebook Adventures library to 10 books! Again you play the same character from Slaves, returning back to the large, hot continent, but not in a way you ever expected. You’ve certainly built up a bit of a reputation after escaping the gladiatorial arena of Acoleii, one of the northern City-States and you have been chosen for a very delicate political mission. Your return takes you further to the east, to the City-State of Callae, renowned throughout the world as a city of great learning. Your final destination is the Emirates of Akbir, ruled by a sick Emir who has remained neutral to Orlandes’ political leanings over the years. His successor threatens to send that relationship into turmoil. You must secretly enter a harsh desert world of political power struggles and strange magics to ensure that the future of both Rema and Orlandes! Josh Wright, illustrator for GA7 and GA8, once again joins us to bring the Arabian setting of Akbir to life!

Both titles will appear early 2013 on iOS, Android, PC and Mac. We’re still deliberating on a title for Assassin 2 and may need your opinion in early January to help us work out what to call it! Make sure to pop back to the blog to help in directing our beloved franchise. We’ll release more info about Gamebook Adventures 11-14 sometime next year!

More Twelve Days of Gamebooks action tomorrow when we’ll be opening door number 7!

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  1. Neil, this is great news! I love all your gamebooks but the Orlandes-based ones are my favorites. I especially hope that you’re still planning to release this one that you mentioned some time ago: “The second project we have going is more long-term and a return to our Orlandes fantasy setting (or should that be Drymar? Hint, hint…) for a very different take on a fantasy gamebook. What would happen if we produced a fantasy gamebook aimed solely at an older audience – a story that was more about political intrigue and diplomacy rather than running around dungeons fighting giant rats and reanimated skeletons?”

    The hard part is being patient enough to wait until all these new gamebooks come out. You and Ben do such great work, and you should know it is really appreciated – Tin Man Gamebooks are my favorite games on the planet, period.

  2. Hi Michael! Thanks for your kind words – very much appreciated! :)

    The gamebook you’re referring to is something longer term that we have planned that is unlikely to be around until at least 2014. If we end up doing what I hope we will end up doing, it will be the longest and most in-depth gamebook ever crafted. In the meantime, hopefully our releases next year will satiate you! Thanks for your support. :D

  3. neil i played assassin in orlandes the other day, i enjoyed it a lot. i’m the the one who moaned to you about the combat system being too unpredictable :) i’m actually starting to like it.
    When do you plan to release temple of the spider god on android? and how soon will the new fighting fantasy titles appear on android?
    thanks,
    Nathan Brooks.

  4. Hi Nathan! Glad you’re finally enjoying the combat system. :) Spider God will be hitting Android soon – realistically early next year. All the Fighting Fantasy apps we do will release concurrently on Android and iOS, so you’ll never be playing catch-up!

  5. the more the better!